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Stories with subject: Military and defense
  • new storyCarter, in folksy talks, describes US military of future 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a speech and a wide-ranging exchange with troops on social media sites Tuesday to press his agenda for change in the military, signaling his early support for expanded maternity leave, women serving in combat jobs and greater flexibility pay, promotions and benefits.

  • new storyParents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:45 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally said Tuesday that federal and local authorities contributed to the death of their daughter through negligence and bureaucratic bungling.

  • new storyScott Air Force Base unit might lost 51 jobs to Virginia 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:18 pm

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois - The military says it may move 51 supply jobs at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois to Virginia in a cost-cutting move.

  • new storyLegionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:14 pm

    CHICAGO - Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.

  • Defense Department surveying S. Carolina brig for detainees 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:05 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Pentagon officials are coming to South Carolina this week to see if a Naval Brig near Charleston would be suitable to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

  • West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:31 pm

    WEST POINT, New York - A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and "lawful targets" for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course.

  • Dugway to test poisonous chlorine gas this week 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:50 pm

    TOOELE, Utah - Researchers at a remote U.S. Army testing site in Utah will be releasing chlorine gas to determine what would happen if it was released in a city.

  • Coming down to earth: Pa. helicopter builders readjust 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:12 pm

    COATESVILLE, Pennsylvania - Lunch time is less busy at Little Anthony's Pizza in Coatesville this month than it was in June.

  • The Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:10 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am

    BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.

  • Accident keeps Golden Knights from Atlantic City airshow 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:52 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - An accident investigation will keep the Army's Golden Knights parachute team from performing in Atlantic City's airshow.

  • Job fair with local employers to be held at New River 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:02 am

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, North Carolina - A job fair for the military and their families is slated for Marine Corps Air Station New River.

  • Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.

  • Great State of Maine Air Show returns after 3-year hiatus story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm

    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Great State of Maine Air Show is returning for the first time since getting grounded by federal budget cuts, and advance ticket sales indicate it's going to be a big draw from across the region.

  • Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:34 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of care.

  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:28 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

  • NM auditor questions spending under former border sheriff 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:54 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A lack of internal controls and oversight in the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office allowed several officers to alter their hours and claim more than $130,000 in overtime pay from federal funds that were intended for fighting crime along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a state audit.

  • Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International.

  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm

    BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

  • US Rep. Joe Kennedy backing Iran nuclear weapons deal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:47 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

  • Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:55 am

    TOKYO - Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

  • Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 2:07 am

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism.

  • VA health officials say New Mexico patients wait times down 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:10 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Wait times for medical appointments and disability claims have improved for New Mexico veterans, according to the heads of agencies that provide health care and disability benefits.

  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm

    ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.