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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:43
One likely area of interest for investigators would be Kushner's own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters with a variety of Trump associates are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former FBI director Robert Mueller.

Civil War gun displayed Nebraska museum

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:57
There's been a breach in the display of patriotism in Plymouth, Neb., since 1960, when one of the town's earliest war memorials, a gift from the Navy to honor the Union Army vets, was hauled down the highway on what was believed to be a temporary loan to the county historical society. It's still there, on display 20 miles away at the Fairbury City Museum.

Army veteran paints mural for his former elementary school

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:49
With a light flick of his wrist and a delicate spray of paint from the bristles of his paintbrush, Jason Sanchez created a galaxy. Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, walked the halls of the school 30 years ago when he was a Ramsey student. Now his own children are enrolled there.

American Legion calls VA budget proposal ‘stealth privatization’

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:20
The country’s largest veterans service organization said Friday that it was “extremely disappointed” with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes cuts to benefits for some of the country’s most disabled veterans.

Salutes and a folded flag at funeral for new Army lieutenant killed in possible hate crime

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:12
The stage beneath the blue-and-white church steeple in Maryland was not where Richard Collins III was to be celebrated this week.

Kuwaiti company settles claims of troop food contract fraud

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:07
A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops based in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:04
A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal.

Pence addresses leadership, faith and military spending at Naval Academy graduation

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:55
Greeted with a standing ovation, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Naval Academy graduation Friday morning, where about 1,000 midshipmen became commissioned officers.

Navy band which broke color barrier to get historical marker

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:39
The 44 members of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band cracked the color barrier, leaving an impression on the Chapel Hill community during their two-year service on UNC's campus during World War II. On Saturday, the community will commemorate their contribution with a historical marker.

Chinese jets intercept Navy P-3

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:38
Two Chinese jets intercepted a Navy P-3 Orion on Wednesday, with one of the jets coming as close as 200 yards of the surveillance plane, a U.S. defense official confirmed.

Danny McBride is full of surprises

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:27
Danny McBride has a special flair for playing obnoxious loudmouths - the kind of outwardly cocky yet inwardly tragic jerks that he’s brought indelibly to life in films like “The Foot Fist Way,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is the End” and the HBO series “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.”

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:23
Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:14
Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts.

Investigation of offer to view John Glenn's body rekindles Dover military mortuary scandal

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:29
A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn's body.

Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:16
An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.

He wondered about his brother's death in WWII for 68 years. Now he has answers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:03
Bobby Montague and his brother, Wilson Montague, were close while growing up in a Raleigh family with 14 children. Bobby, the youngest, was heartbroken when Wilson left to join the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s, but Wilson wrote letters home every day. One day, though, there was no letter waiting for Bobby Mantague in the mailbox.

Recruitment incentives draw high school grads to military careers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:57
“The talent pool is getting harder and harder to pull from,” said Maj. Bryan Lewis, an Air Force spokesman. “We need America’s best talent from all corners of the U.S., and we’re competing with industry for that.”

Army Special Operations Command honors 7 soldiers at Memorial Wall

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:50
Seven names were officially added to the USASOC Memorial Wall — an expanse that includes the names of more than 1,200 special operations soldiers who have been killed in combat since the Korean War.

US Coast Guard says new ships could be stationed in Sitka

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:45
The U.S. Coast Guard has told Alaska city officials that one or two new ships could be stationed in Sitka, Alaska.

Native Alaskans who protected Alaska in WWII to be honored

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:43
The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unpaid and unrecognized for decades.