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27 nations set to join RIMPAC exercise in Hawaii, California

1 hour 31 min ago
Four nations will join this summer’s Rim of the Pacific naval exercise in Hawaii for the first time, increasing the total of countries participating to 27.

FBI wants to exempt its fingerprint, photo database from privacy protections

2 hours 25 min ago
The FBI wants to exempt its burgeoning national database of fingerprints and facial photos from a federal law that gives Americans the right to sue for government violations of the Privacy Act, such as refusing to tell a person if he or she is in the system.

Felony murder case of Robins AFB airman goes to military jury

2 hours 43 min ago
A military jury has the case of a Robins Air Force Base airman accused of felony murder in an alleged insurance fraud scheme.

Justice Department drops second criminal investigation into Navy SEAL

3 hours 6 min ago
Federal prosecutors scrutinized consulting work Matt Bissonnette performed while on active duty and whether it violated conflict of interest laws.

Rambo gets 20 years in prison for plotting to kill DEA agent

3 hours 40 min ago
A onetime decorated U.S. Army sniper instructor known as Rambo was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for conspiring in a plot to kill a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

University drops retired general from leadership post after debate erupts

6 hours 39 min ago
Forty-six faculty members signed a letter in February describing retired Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry as a "non-academic career military officer" who was a bad fit for the job. An online petition emerged to oppose Eikenberry's appointment.

Hamas executes 3 in Gaza as a deterrent against rising crime

6 hours 51 min ago
Gaza's Islamist Hamas government executed three men convicted of murder Tuesday morning, highlighting its power struggle with the rival Palestinian faction Fatah and resuming a practice widely criticized by international human rights groups.

Military's stealth motorcycles are as quiet as an electric toothbrush

7 hours 9 min ago
The military is funding stealth motorcycles that would allow riders to sneak up quickly on unsuspecting enemies. The motorcycles operate at 55 decibels, about the level of an electric toothbrush or typical conversation, and can reach 80 mph. The extreme quiet is due to the use of electric motors.

McCaskill: Mustard gas test subjects denied veteran benefits

7 hours 30 min ago
The military has acknowledged for decades it performed secret mustard gas tests on troops at the end of World War II but a Senate investigation released Tuesday found 90 percent of related benefit claims have been rejected by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

War on cocaine wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, economists say

8 hours 38 min ago
American taxpayers got a dismal return on their $4.3 billion investment in the Colombian drug war between 2000 and 2o08, according to a new analysis by economists at MIT and Colombia's Universidad de los Andes.

Carrying the load

8 hours 54 min ago
Early Monday morning, long before the sun came up, local veterans Adam Shumaker and Nathan VanKampen along with Andy VanderHoek strapped 30-pound ruck sacks to their back, took up their flags and completed a 10K hike through Grand Haven.

Trump rails against media scrutiny over delayed donations to veterans groups

8 hours 59 min ago
Donald Trump tussled with reporters Tuesday amid sharp scrutiny over the delayed distribution of millions of dollars he promised to veterans' organizations.

Civil War soldier honored with new tombstone at Mich. cemetery

9 hours 5 min ago
It has been almost 102 years since Civil War veteran Alvah Nichols was laid to rest. A brand new tombstone marks his grave site, decorated with wreaths, flowers and an American flag. But not too long ago, there were no such decorations. In fact, there was not even a tombstone to mark the soldier's grave.

Wash. communities rally to remember fallen

9 hours 37 min ago
It might've been the giant flag waving in the wind from the fantail of the USS Turner Joy. Perhaps it was the freshly painted Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Ivy Green Cemetery off Naval Avenue. Or 21 booms from the 40 mm saluting guns off the USS Nimitz, one of the city's home-ported aircraft carriers.

Outer Banks museum holds history of Native Americans

9 hours 37 min ago
The museum sits along North Carolina 12 about five miles south of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. For 30 years, it's drawn large crowds on rainy summer days to see its collection of arrowheads, pottery, war clubs, mounted animal heads and military hats worn by Native Americans.

Ceremony at SC nursing home honors veterans

9 hours 41 min ago
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sam Wigley knows firsthand what it is like to serve his nation, and to lose someone to the battlefield.He referred to the courage it takes for someone to become a soldier as he spoke to the veterans who gathered Monday in Anderson for a Memorial Day observance at Richard M

NM community honors the fallen on Memorial Day

9 hours 44 min ago
Several local events on Memorial Day underscored the debt the community has to veterans and the importance of remembering those who died in service to their country.

Pentagon: US troops wounded in Syria, Iraq over the weekend

9 hours 46 min ago
Two American servicemembers were wounded over the weekend in separate incidents in Iraq and Syria, though a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday neither was hurt in direct combat.

Ga. community shows its patriotism on Memorial Day

9 hours 50 min ago
There was pomp and reverence, sadness and joy during Monday’s Roswell Remembers Memorial Day observance, a yearly event that has drawn as many as 8,000 to the picturesque downtown of this Fulton County city.

Harford's sons and daughters honored for their sacrifices at Bel Air's Memorial Day ceremony

9 hours 55 min ago
Monday morning, more than 1,000 residents of Bel Air and surrounding areas paid homage to those who didn't return from the battlefields across the centuries and the world with a stirring Memorial Day ceremony in Shamrock Park.