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Mayor, nonprofits plead for Colorado Springs landlords to help homeless vets

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:55
Colorado Springs landlords reportedly are spurning federal housing vouchers in favor of renting to higher-paying tenants, thwarting efforts to help homeless veterans get off the streets, city officials and nonprofits say.

Remains of Navy pilot, missing since 1966, recovered in Vietnam

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:53
James Reginald Bauder was a 35-year-old lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Squadron 21 serving onboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea off North Vietnam when his plane went missing on Sept. 21, 1966.

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:47
The heavy rain in the central and northern regions has disrupted travel in some areas, limiting the rescue attempts for the missing.

Guam-based guided-missile submarine makes port call to South Korea

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:00
The Navy said the Ohio-Class guided-missile submarine was making a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the region.

Dover airman sentenced in child porn case

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:38
Federal prosecutors say an airman at Dover Air Force Base amassed what they describe as a horrifying collection of child pornography.

Details shed new light on what happened in fatal Fort Jackson crash

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:27
An Army accident investigation team from Fort Rucker in Alabama has arrived to lead the crash investigation, which could take six months to a year to complete and release.

Navy contractor sold $19,000 military binoculars for $100. Now he'll serve 15 months in prison

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:54
Alexander Vann King, a former Navy contractor pleaded guilty in April to one count of receiving stolen property.

Noxious gas has sickened VA workers at DC facility for two years

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:37
At least eight clinical workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Resource and Referral Center have tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Hospital administrators, though aware of the problem, have failed to remedy it.

Guantanamo to raze isolation block used for punishment

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:16
In its place the prison wants to build a new meeting spot for some 26 low-value captives closer to their prison, sparing them a van ride across the street.

Votel: More US advisers will help break Afghan war stalemate

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:02
Army Gen. Joseph Votel says there is still much more work to be done to improve Afghan forces. But he says he is seeing some positive trends in the fight.

Virginia lawmakers say late VA payments jeopardize veterans care

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:17
Since its inception, Veterans Choice has been hobbled by administrative errors, including tens of millions of dollars in overpayments, according to findings of the VA Office of the Inspector General.

New West African ISIS affiliate suspected in deadly Niger attack

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:00
A new group of West African militants affiliated with the Islamic State is suspected of launching the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and injured two others, a top American general said Thursday.

Grim search for victims as Calif. wildfires grow to size of NYC

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:59
At least 26 people have died and some 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the blazes, which were well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

EPA orders cleanup at Texas toxic site flooded by Harvey

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:55
The Trump administration ordered two big corporations this week to pay $115 million to clean up a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Commissary at Twentynine Palms closed indefinitely due to rodent infestation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:55
The main commissary at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, Calif., has been closed indefinitely due to an outbreak of rodents, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:51
The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks.

Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:49
The House easily cleared the bill, 420-0. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature, having previously passed the Senate in May.

BRAC for VA: Lawmakers search for ways to reduce the number of VA facilities

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:45
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Thursday initiated what could be a long and politically arduous process to get rid of aging and underused Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

Iraqi militias spokesman says Kurdish leader 'worse' than ISIS

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:31
The spokesman of Iraq's state-sanctioned militias on Thursday described the Kurdish leader behind last month's vote for independence as "worse" than the Islamic State group.

Trump's health care end run reflects frustrations

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:19
Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing and replacing "Obamacare."