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China to cut 300,000 from military, Xi announces at WWII parade

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 23:40
Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking at the 70th anniversary parade commemorating Japan’s defeat during World War II, has announced that the military would cut 300,000 personnel from its ranks.

SIGAR: Afghan refugee ministries stymied by corruption, incompetence

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 23:02
Millions of Afghans displaced by decades of war and economic malaise continue to face problems because of the corruption and incompetence of government ministries responsible for helping them, a U.S. watchdog agency said Thursday.

21.5M federal hacking victims to be notified starting this month

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 21:27
The breaches rank among the most potentially damaging cyberheists in U.S. government history because of the detail in the files that the hackers stole.

2 soldiers injured after Black Hawk makes hard landing in forest

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 21:27
Officials say four soldiers were aboard the Black Hawk that went down Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Forest Service land.

Child abuse, neglect cases among military families rose sharply in 2014

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 20:07
Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, DOD data show, prompting concerns among Pentagon leaders about efforts to safeguard the nation's more than 1 million military children.

Chinese navy warships spotted in Bering Sea by US for 1st time

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:02
The disclosure comes as President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day visit to Alaska and as China prepares to hold a massive military parade in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star and former Navy man, dies at 84

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:28
Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," died of Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles on Sept. 1. He was 84.

Watchdog: 900,000 veterans may have pending health care requests

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:55
Almost 900,000 veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the VA, the department's inspector general says, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many vets were actively seeking VA care.

Judge lays out path to revive challenge to NSA phone surveillance program

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:43
A federal judge laid out a path Wednesday to revive a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records surveillance program, days after a U.S. appeals court ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue.

Army removes all restrictions on women attending Ranger School

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:41
The Army announced Wednesday that it is opening its legendary Ranger School to women on a full-time basis, following the historic graduation last month of two female soldiers.

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats amass enough votes

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:39
Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.

Mo. community riled after transgender teen used the girls' locker room

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:09
When Caitlyn Jenner made the announcement in April of being transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. Because Jenner was already a rich celebrity, it begged the question: How would other, less famous transgender Americans be treated? On Monday, a small town in Missouri provided an answer.

Europe's dream of land without borders now may be turning to dust

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:56
Thirty years after the Schengen agreement, the plan to do away with Europe's shared border controls, it's clear the agreement has had some unintended consequences and now faces serious criticism.

A dead baby becomes the most tragic symbol yet of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:40
Eleven migrants thought to be Syrian refugees were feared to have drowned off the coast of the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday after the boats carrying them sank. A number of bodies washed ashore on a beach in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, probably connected to the disaster.

Reporters face subpoenas in case over Petraeus resignation

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:39
A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned.

China’s Xi Jinping could use the diversion of a big military parade

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:34
A massive military parade scheduled for Thursday provided the perfect opportunity for Chinese President Xi Jinping to create “good news” to counter the drumbeat of negativity.

Off-base events

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:33
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Russia vows 'boomerang' retaliation as US widens sanctions

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:19
Russia said it will retaliate after the United States widened sanctions by targeting more companies, including subsidiaries of state oil producer Rosneft and entities controlled by an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Secrecy about Dayton's role in WWII espionage lasted for decades

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:17
Betty Robarts didn't know for 50 years she and hundreds of other Navy WAVES working in World War II in Dayton assembled top-secret decoding machines that would spell the end of the Nazi U-boat secrecy under the Atlantic.