• Pentagon chief backs concept of a joint Arab military force

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is endorsing the Arab League's plan to form a joint military force. Details on how such a force would operate are thin. But the agreement announced Sunday is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their...

  • Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up...

  • Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — Members of Congress say they expect the Department of Veterans Affairs to hold responsible parties accountable as it continues investigations into an embattled VA hospital in Tomah. A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees heard testimony Monday from family...

  • Gov. Deal announces new program to honor Vietnam veterans

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — In an emotional ceremony in the Capitol attended by several hundred people, Gov. Nathan Deal announced a new program Monday aimed at honoring the state's 234,000 Vietnam veterans with "certificates of honor." "It was moving and memorable," said Atlanta attorney Cary S....

  • West Point Board of Visitors gets an 1980 grad as leader

    Updated: 28 min ago

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy. Brenda Sue Fulton was named chairwoman of the Board of Visitors on Monday at a meeting of...

  • Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

    Updated: 28 min ago

    ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs. Speaking to students at his...

  • NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time. Tuesday is the deadline for the two sides to finalize a framework agreement. That deal, if it...

  • NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FORT MEADE, Md. — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop a stolen car Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer...

  • Wartime land mines kill 5 Iranian border guards, shepherd

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says two land mines left over from the 1980s Iraq-Iran war have killed five Iranian border guards and a female shepherd near the Iraqi border. The TV says the guards were on a regular patrol Monday near the Iranian border town of Qasr-e Shirin,...

  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time...

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