Coast Guard helps fishermen after boat fire south of Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane was heading south of Hawaii on Wednesday to help 42 people who abandoned their fishing vessel after it caught fire.

The fishing crew boarded two life rafts, three...

Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said...

Coast Guard Academy investigating cheating allegations

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is investigating allegations that a group of cadets cheated on online quizzes.

Academy spokesman David Santos told The Day of New London (bit.ly/20MbRDN)...

Chancellor: Cash-strapped UC Berkeley faces tough decisions

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it hopes to sustain its national standing as a...

The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

11:00 p.m.

Russia's U.N. ambassador says Moscow has been holding "very...

Lawmakers propose committee to oversee law enforcement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers want to create a law enforcement oversight committee with the power to review new surveillance technologies, use of military weapons and John Doe...

NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general...

Somerville to pay Marine reservist over employment rights

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Somerville has agreed to pay more than $15,000 in back pay for allegations it violated a Marine Corps reservist's employment rights.

The Justice Department announced the...