Couple, 67 and 63, plead to VA benefits theft, conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Concordia Parish couple has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal veterans' benefits, federal prosecutors say.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said Tuesday that Alfred Lewis Jr.,...

Southern New Jersey man indicted for shooting down drone

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a southern New Jersey man is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted of shooting down a drone flying above his neighborhood last year.

Cape May County...

Russian extends travel time to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days.

Roscosmos said in a statement released on...

Dover base children learn about parent deployments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover Air Force Base officials are helping to make the deployment of service men and women a little less stressful and scary for their children.

The base is hosting an event Wednesday that...

NY doctors' group wants veterans hospitals in drug database

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York doctors' group is urging that Veterans Administration hospitals and medical facilities join the new statewide database intended to prevent patients from getting excess painkiller...

Search begins after report of possible sunken vessel

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — State police, the Coast Guard and police department divers are among those searching for a vessel that may have capsized in the Sandy Hook Channel.

The search began Tuesday after...

Oregon guardsman who helped stop train attack to be honored

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.

Senior Army leaders say...

France train suspect watched jihadi video, prosecutor says

PARIS (AP) — Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, the French prosecutor...