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  • How convicted military sex offenders prey again

    WASHINGTON Matthew S. Carr is the type of serial sex offender public registries were designed to track. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Carr approached women by posing as a doctor training in gynecology. He persuaded them to submit to pelvic exams...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Lockheed helps military vets stay on a mission

    Lockheed helps military vets stay on a mission
    Mike Stickney says his 27 years in the Air Force filled him with a sense of mission. So when he left the military in 2012, he sought a way to continue that purpose. He says he found that at the defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has a heavy presence in...
  • Taxes, defense, appropriations the top issues on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON In the mad rush to complete work before Christmas, there are three big-ticket items on which Democrats and Republicans seem to agree. "Obviously the Senate is waiting on the House with respect to the tax extender package, the way forward on...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Iraqi leader fires 24 senior officials, finds 50,000 'ghost' troops

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi dismissed 24 senior Interior Ministry officials Monday in an effort to "reform and rebuild" security institutions in the embattled country, the government leader announced via Twitter. The dismissals, which Abadi...
  • War contractors ready for Middle East battle

    President Barack Obama has stressed that the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State can be won without "boots on the ground." But it depends on who's wearing the boots. Thousands of private security contractors, who played critical, below-...
  • Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president

    Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president
    Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, a prominent physicist who as Caltech's fifth president substantially enlarged the prestige and endowment of the Pasadena institution, including launching the construction of the powerful Keck I telescope in Hawaii, died of...
  • Women-only restaurant in Afghanistan gets assist from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

    WASHINGTON — Halfway around the world, in western Afghanistan, the sign for a recently opened eatery bears a familiar name below its Arabic script: "Scranton Restaurant," it reads in both languages. The northeastern Pennsylvania city's moniker...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...