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  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star...

  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels. The firing is significant in part because the former chief of staff, Gen. James Hoth Mai,...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of...

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those...

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    Updated: 4 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his...

  • 3 international officers join Army college hall

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Three military officers have been chosen for induction into the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame at Fort Leavenworth. The officers were selected for their career accomplishments following completion of the advanced...

  • NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year veteran of the U.S. military has been named commander of an upstate New York-based Army National Guard aviation unit with elements currently serving in the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say Lt. Col. Jack James will be taking over command of the...

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. The service released some details of...

  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. But now, years later, military prosecutors are trying to convince an investigating...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

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