• Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side. Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments with...

  • 2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women in shower

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet. Electronics technician...

  • Southern Arizona residents protest Border Patrol checkpoints

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    AMADO, Ariz. (AP) — Southern Arizona residents are rallying against what they say is the militarization of their communities by the U.S. Border Patrol. Residents of Arivaca spent Wednesday morning protesting at an immigration checkpoint in Amado, about 20 miles north of the...

  • Coast Guard and NOAA investigating NH oil spill

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are continuing to clean up oily water discharged from a ship into the Piscataqua River. The Coast Guard says the discharge came from NOAA's Ferdinand R. Hassler ship on Tuesday. The cause of...

  • Correction: Forgotten Souls story

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a military ceremony for 21 long-deceased former patients of Oregon's state psychiatric hospital, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of them, Arthur B. Hunter, was a Civil War veteran who was born in 1877. Hospital officials...

  • Arkansas legislators endorse $87 million incentive package

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won initial approval from lawmakers Wednesday, with a handful of Republicans opposing the move as the wrong way to attract business to the state. The...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: May 27 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on Congress needing to allow crude oil exports: With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation's trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence...

  • Report on state's military impact to be released

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Gov. John Hickenlooper will release the results of a $300,000 study of Colorado's military institutions ordered by lawmakers last year to help fend off potential federal cuts to military bases across the nation. The Report on the Comprehensive Military Value and Economic Impact of...

  • Alabama editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: May 26 Anniston (Alabama) Star on climate change affecting U.S. military: Speaking in October 2013 to journalists gathered at a conference in Newport, Rhode Island, Lee Gunn, a retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, offered a dire warning:...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 26 The Morehead (Kentucky) News on the Rowan County jail project: Does Rowan County really need a jail four times larger than its existing lockup? Can the county afford to spend as much as $20 million on a project that will...

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