• Reservations needed for tours of training at Fort Jackson

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The Army's largest training installation is opening its doors so the public can see how its soldiers live, train and prepare for combat. Fort Jackson's commander, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, is hosting the event April 30, and Thursday is the final day to...

  • Carter concerned Iran ships may carry arms for Yemen rebels

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he is concerned that Iranian ships heading toward Yemen may be carrying advanced weapons for the Houthi rebels, and moving a U.S. aircraft carrier to the region gives the president options. Making his first...

  • Rand Paul on NSA: 'Our Founding Fathers would be mortified'

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul is lashing out at the federal government's sweeping surveillance programs. Speaking at an awards ceremony Wednesday, Paul said that the Founding Fathers would be mortified by the National Security Agency's collection of phone records from...

  • Embattled Washington state auditor surrenders passport

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, who faces federal charges of tax evasion, surrendered his passport Wednesday to federal authorities, according to court records. Kelley's attorney, Mark N. Bartlett, said federal criminal defendants free on a bond are...

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia...

  • Child injured in boat crash with US Border Patrol agents

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Mexican Consulate says a Mexican child suffered "grave injuries" in a collision in the Rio Grande between a private boat the child was in and one with U.S. Border Patrol agents. U.S. Border Patrol has said there were four people aboard the private boat...

  • Vermont VA police officer charged in Maine with threatening

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    SIDNEY, Maine (AP) — A police officer at the Vermont VA Medical Center is charged with pointing a gun at a driver and passenger in Maine. Maine state police say Demetria Buhalis of Brownsville, Vermont is charged with aggravated criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon A...

  • State Supreme Court hears arguments on voter registration

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a 2012 law amending the language of voter registration forms discourages out-of-state college students and others living in the state temporarily from voting. Assistant Attorney General...

  • House panel approves bill giving veterans in-state tuition

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Members of the House Education Committee gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a measure giving military veterans in-state tuition at South Carolina state colleges and universities as soon as they become residents. The bill now moves to the full House for its...

  • Bill would waive college tuition for National Guard members

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging support for a bill that would waive in-state college tuition costs for Maine National Guard members. House Republican Leader Ken Fredette wants to provide a 100 percent tuition waiver for certain Guard members. It would...

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