- Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps Updated: Sep-03-15 1:07 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.
- US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area Updated: Sep-03-15 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing increased worries about security threats in the region.
- Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired Updated: Sep-03-15 12:19 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.
- Members of congressional delegation tour military sites Updated: Sep-03-15 10:49 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Members of Michigan's congressional delegation are among those getting a close-up look at major military sites in the state.
- Tomah VA director fired in wake of over-prescription reports Updated: Sep-03-15 10:21 am
TOMAH, Wisconsin - The director of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been fired, becoming the second top official ousted amid reports of over-medication practices at the facility.
- Member of Dutch air force may have joined Islamic State Updated: Sep-03-15 10:07 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands' Defense Ministry announced Thursday that a serving member of the Dutch air force may have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
- NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence.
- Deputy VA chief to visit site of costly Denver-area hospital Updated: Sep-03-15 9:22 am
AURORA, Colorado - The VA's deputy secretary is returning to the site of a vastly over-budget veterans medical center under construction in suburban Denver.
- US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander Updated: Sep-03-15 9:04 am
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy is installing a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific.
- The Latest: Canada examines why it rejected Syrian family Updated: Sep-03-15 8:56 am
The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):
- Couple in Petraeus-related suit to seek reporters' testimony Updated: Sep-03-15 3:39 am
WASHINGTON - A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned.
- China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am
BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests Updated: Sep-02-15 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care.
- 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois Updated: Sep-02-15 7:31 pm
State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
- New fighter jets arrive at Utah's Hill Air Force Base Updated: Sep-02-15 6:52 pm
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah - A new squadron of fighter jets started arriving Wednesday at northern Utah's Hill Air Force Base, which will serve as an operational base for the new F-35.
- Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.
- Judge to move forward with suit over NSA's bulk collection Updated: Sep-02-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge said Wednesday he plans to push ahead with a challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans, even as the program is set to expire at the end of November.
- Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt Updated: Sep-02-15 2:51 pm
OGDEN, Utah - Utah is one of 16 states that don't offer income tax exemptions for retired military members, but one state lawmaker is working to change that.
- Taxpayers responsible for $30 million in legal fees Updated: Sep-02-15 2:43 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Taxpayers are responsible for $30 million in legal fees a military contractor has spent defending itself against a lawsuit from soldiers who say the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.
- Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack Updated: Sep-02-15 1:04 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels.
- US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security Updated: Sep-02-15 12:44 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal.
- Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 am
ISLAMABAD - A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.
- St. Louis Rams to practice at Scott Air Force Base Updated: Sep-02-15 5:23 am
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois - Twenty-two military personnel from Scott Air Force Base will join the St. Louis Rams on the practice field as the team prepares for the start of the NFL season.
- VA planning to open clinic in Montgomery County Updated: Sep-02-15 4:19 am
WASHINGTON - Maryland elected officials say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering opening an outpatient clinic in Montgomery County.