• Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States. The department on Friday issued its first written guidelines for domestic drone use...

  • 19 long-dead Oregon hospital patients get military honors

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I — but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital. The Oregon National...

  • Things to know about the next Texas budget

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott spends lavishly on border security, defunds one of Rick Perry's signature initiatives and includes the biggest tax cuts in a decade. The House and Senate are expected to give final approval next week to the...

  • New Army Reserve Center proposed for Starkville

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair...

  • US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said...

  • USS Harry S. Truman leaves shipyard following maintenance

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Navy says the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman has finished seven months of maintenance at a Virginia shipyard. The aircraft carrier left Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth on Friday. The ship's home port is just down the Elizabeth River at Naval...

  • Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict. The Revolutionary Armed...

  • Correction: Air Force Station-Crash story

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of a second Marine during a training exercise in Hawaii, The Associated Press, relying on information from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, erroneously reported the hometown of Lance Cpt. Matthew Determan. He was from Ahwatukee,...

  • Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that U.S. foreign policy is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region, and he said many of them will be stationed there "to keep the peace." Biden described tensions over China's...

  • Military: Fort Carson soldier from Illinois is AWOL

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OSWEGO, Ill. - Military officials say a northern Illinois man has gone missing from Fort Carson. Fort Carson spokeswoman Daneta Johnson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, tells The (Aurora) Beacon-News (http://trib.in/1FCSGjG ) that 20-year-old Danny Domres of Oswego was declared AWOL on...

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