National Guard youth program celebrates 1st phase

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy is celebrating its latest class of candidates after nine weeks of training.

The group of at-risk, high-school age youth...

Pentagon says 6 peacekeepers injured in Sinai explosions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says four U.S. soldiers and two Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeepers were injured by improvised explosive devices Thursday in the Northeast Sinai region of...

Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

The collision Wednesday evening...

Report faults VA management for construction cost overruns

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Huge cost overruns and long delays at new VA hospitals in Colorado, Florida and Louisiana were caused by multiple design changes, mismanaged contracts or poor budget controls, according to Army...

Small plane crashes in Bergen County field

CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — A small Coast Guard Auxiliary plane has crashed in northern New Jersey.

The plane crashed late Thursday afternoon in a field near a swim club in Cresskill, Bergen County.

The...

Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the...

Dakota State hosts US Senate cybersecurity field hearing

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Experts at a U.S. Senate cybersecurity field hearing say a national lack of understanding about cybersecurity and a shortage of security experts are significant challenges to confronting the...

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy...