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By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:36
With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome.

Back to boot camp: program helps veterans acclimate to higher education

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:21
Boot camp transforms new military recruits into soldiers. When they return as veterans, the Warrior-Scholar Project helps prospective college students reshape their minds for a different challenge.

Air Force Academy freshmen start final phase of summer training

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:16
Pounding footsteps through the hills of Jacks Valley sounded like muffled thunder Monday morning, as 1,199 freshmen from the Air Force Academy marched in formation for 5 miles to their final training site before the start of the academic year.

Trial set for Hawaii soldier accused of trying to aid ISIS

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:04
A federal judge Monday scheduled a trial date in September for Wheeler Army Airfield soldier Ikaika Erik Kang on four counts of trying to provide support to the Islamic State.

Let GI Bill meet 21st-century academic needs

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:02
With benefits when they need it for education they can use immediately, our veterans will move from the world’s greatest fighting force to the world’s greatest workforce.

No way Trump will embrace transparency

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:01
There is probable cause to believe the Trump team colluded with Russian interference in the American election; whether that can be traced to Trump is supposed to be up to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Business seems OK even if political era is weird

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:00
As for 2017, I have been concluding that I should raise my relative opinion of business and lower my view of government.

US soldiers save civilians in Ukrainian apartment fire

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:49
Six off-duty Oklahoma National Guardsmen rushed into a burning building in a city in western Ukraine, raising the alarm and evacuating civilians before firefighters arrived.

Army vet who honored Dallas ambush victims shot to death after fight with brother

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:48
A retired Army combat medic who stood for hours saluting the Dallas officers slain in last year's police ambush was fatally shot Sunday evening in his home in The Colony, police say.

Libyan rivals in France agree to cease-fire, election

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:46
Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency.

Not so isolated: North Korea's elite uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:19
Western researchers recently began sifting through troves of North Korean Internet data, looking for activity related to missile launches or malicious cyber activity within the famously isolated country.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:50
A Navy warship in the northern Persian Gulf fired warning shots near an Iranian military vessel Tuesday as the boat approached the U.S. patrol ship at a high rate of speed, defense officials said.

Monthlong Talisman Saber drills conclude with ceremony aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:49
U.S. and Australian forces wrapped up their largest joint, biennial war games Tuesday during a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan near Brisbane.

Jill Stein leads US activists in protesting THAAD in South Korea

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:01
Former U.S. presidential candidate Jill Stein called for a halt to the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, saying it’s more likely to stoke a conflict than protect people against the North.

WWII veteran donates restored Jeep to Texas military group

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:24
Veteran Don Foran's restored 1942 jeep was donated to VFW Post 430 and will be used in parades and other patriotic ceremonies by the post.

Conflict among Syrian forces may draw US into proxy fight

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:32
Syrian opposition fighters and their U.S. allies tried to maintain a strained detente with President Bashar Assad’s Russian-backed forces as the battle against ISIS shifted from northern Iraq to eastern Syria. But there’s an essential conflict: Many of the U.S.-backed fighters also want to overthrow Assad.

Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:19
Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.

Missing Navy vet's body found less than mile from care facility

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:40
The body of a missing Navy veteran was found less than a mile away from the Daytona Beach, Fla., assisted living facility from where he had disappeared almost three weeks ago.

Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:24
A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff Monday from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury.

Historic ship replica runs aground in Sequim Bay

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:18
The Coast Guard says the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, ran aground in Sequim Bay.