• Poland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state officials and individuals. Warsaw regional prosecutor...

  • Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day. The strikes hit at least six provinces, including an eastern area rich in...

  • Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to support the holding of successful elections in November, calling them "an important landmark for democracy," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats. The national...

  • US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next week

    Updated: 1 min ago

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to thank 10th...

  • Charleston VA beginning work on $10M parking deck

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is breaking ground on a new parking garage that will add hundreds of additional spaces for patients at its Charleston medical center. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday. When completed, the $10 million,...

  • Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets. Speaking in an exclusive...

  • Friday Military Salute: Jennifer Choate clears a big hurdle

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    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A Friday Military Salute follow-up to a young woman who hopes to receive a major military-related honor. You first met Jennifer Choate in February on our Friday Military Salute segment. The 16-year old is Peterson Air Force Base's entrant for Military Youth of the Year. Jennifer was...

  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it...

  • AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the Pentagon,...

  • Fired Maine Guard general: I never misled public or LePage

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fired leader of the Maine National Guard on Thursday denied claims that he misled the public, saying he was consistently candid with Gov. Paul LePage about his support for the idea of swapping an engineering unit for an infantry unit. LePage fired Brig. Gen....