• As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. Secretary of State John Kerry...

  • Pentagon: US military sending aid to quake-ravaged Nepal

    Updated: 15 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. military plane has departed from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware bound for earthquake-stricken Nepal. Onboard are 70 personnel, including a U.S. Agency for International Development disaster assistance response team, a Virginia-based...

  • Ex-Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero

    Updated: 43 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the U.S. Army Rangers. Current and former American soldiers will...

  • Connecticut Navy base holds ceremony to honor military dog

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's submarine base in Groton is holding a ceremony Monday in honor of a military dog that died from illness this month after years of service. The dog named Jolly, a Dutch Shepherd and Labrador mix, began its service at the Navy base in July 2009 and...

  • Ohio groups get nearly $1.9M to assist homeless veterans

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Eleven Ohio agencies will receive nearly $1.9 million to help homeless veterans find and maintain permanent housing. The funding announced last week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides vouchers...

  • Air Force Academy cadets ready to test satellite for launch

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Air Force is readying two satellites for launch in 2016 and is in the early stages of designing a third spacecraft. But these aren't the products of multibillion-dollar defense programs and top contractors. These satellites are the creations of Air Force Academy cadets. The...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  • Military Update: Congress moves to change military retirement system

    By Tom Pphilpott Military Update -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces since the end of World War II. The replacement plan, as endorsed by the House armed services' personnel...

  • Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday. The army may have...

  • Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to...

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