US Coast Guard intercepts more than 50 pounds of MDMA

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a crew intercepted $1 million worth of MDMA near the San Juan Islands.

Authorities announced the catch on Saturday, two days after the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Analysis: JLTV pursuit offers lesson for future deals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' failure to land a major military vehicle contract is a disappointment for officials who hoped to tout another "superproject" in the state. But it's not the setback that other...

Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international...

10 Years After Katrina: Colorado Springs-based command has new disaster playbook

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

Hurricane Katrina hasn't been forgotten at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but it is viewed as ancient history.

The hurricane that leveled cities on the Gulf Coast a decade ago came before the...

Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.

But for many Lebanese, it's a...

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built...

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of...

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a...