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

    Updated: 22 hr 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: 22 hr 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: 23 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
    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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...

  • Coast Guard find man who fell overboard

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says the body of a fisherman who apparently fell overboard about 35 miles southeast of Nantucket has been recovered. The 54-year-old man's body was found at about 1 a.m. Monday. The crew of the fishing vessel Hear No Evil, out of New Bedford, recovered...

  • Correction: Oregon Inlet story

    Yesterday

    MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — In a story March 28 about Oregon Inlet, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the water is 65 feet deep under the bridge. The bridge is 65 feet above the surface of the water. A corrected version of the story is below: Coast Guard closes Outer Banks inlet...

  • Today in History

    Yesterday

    Today is Wednesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2015. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 8, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress...

  • 2 National Guardsmen from upstate NY earn event's top honors

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Army National Guardsmen from upstate New York have been selected as the state organization's top enlisted soldier and top non-commissioned officer. National Guard officials announce Monday that Spc. Michael Rowland of Glens Falls is the state's best junior...

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