• Arkansas lawmakers OK incentive package for defense project

    Yesterday

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won final approval Thursday, as lawmakers wrapped up a three-day special legislative session focused on the defense contract. The state Senate approved...

  • Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

    Yesterday

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general. The $706...

  • Coast Guard: NH oil spill clean-up is finished

    Yesterday

    NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — The Coast Guard and other agencies are finished cleaning up oily water that discharged into the Piscataqua River earlier this week. The Coast Guard says the discharge came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ferdinand R. Hassler ship on...

  • Oklahoma National Guard helps rancher feed cattle

    Yesterday

    WEBBER FALLS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma National Guard has helped a Muskogee County rancher help feed his cattle that were stranded by recent flooding. Robert Vinson says his cattle, which include 60 cows, were moved to higher ground last week after heavy rains. He says he left enough...

  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia VA

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official, according to an audit released...

  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    Yesterday

    BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad,...

  • PHOTOS: Air Force Academy Graduation 2015

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    Yesterday

    Photos from Thursday's AFA graduation here

  • GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve. The South Carolina Republican, who serves part-time as an attorney in the service, is expected to make his presidential...

  • Correction: History story

    Yesterday

    In a story May 12 about Arizona history, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Roosevelt Dam on May 18, 1911. The event happened March 18, 1911. A corrected version of the story is below: Today in Arizona History Today in Arizona History By The...

  • UK defense chief dismisses nuclear fleet safety worries

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary has dismissed a whistleblower's warnings about the safety of the country's nuclear fleet. Michael Fallon says a Defense Ministry investigation into claims by Able Seaman William McNeilly has found that they were either incorrect or the result...

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