• Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat

    Yesterday

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program. The one-day meeting in...

  • Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up

    Yesterday

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory airstrikes overnight. Moshe Yaalon says the airstrikes targeted both Islamic Jihad and...

  • Senate OKs border security bill, top priority for governor

    Yesterday

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package. Senators advanced the bill Tuesday 27-4 Tuesday, then gave it final approval later by the same vote....

  • Ship accidentally discharges oil into New Hampshire river

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — A ship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has accidentally discharged oily water into the Piscataqua River. The Coast Guard says the Ferdinand R. Hassler discharged the water overboard while at its moorings in New Castle on Tuesday....

  • Highlights from around the state Capitol

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas House is poised to consider rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to prohibit gays and same-sex couples from adopting children — a potential major victory for social conservatives that Democrats attempted to block using...

  • Committees OK bond deal to help south Arkansas defense site

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a defense contract to south Arkansas was endorsed by legislative committees on Tuesday, a move that the Republican governor says could help the state land its first vehicle assembly plant. The House and Senate...

  • Navy sub sailor pleads guilty to videotaping female officers

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A Navy submarine sailor was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a military prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally making and trading videos of female officers undressing in the shower. Charles Greaves, a missile technician, entered his plea and...

  • Malloy signs into law program to aid women veterans

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a law requiring the Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish a Connecticut women veterans' program. The governor's office announced Tuesday that he signed the bill, which includes a provision that the program be...

  • Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans...

  • Soldiers recruited for outlaw motorcycle gangs, report says

    NBC News
    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The ranks of the nation's most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) include active-duty soldiers who fly their biker colors while serving overseas and even commit crimes on American soil, according to a federal investigation. And military-oriented motorcycle clubs not considered...

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