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  • Former Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentences

    WASHINGTON A federal judge sentenced four former Blackwater USA security contractors Monday to long prison terms for killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2007 incident. Three of the former Blackwater now known as Academi contractors received prison...
  • Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

    Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
    President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia's delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic's military capability. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Attacks on troops in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 14

    At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle,...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • Congressional delegation backs cyber unit at Michigan base

    All 16 members of Michigan's congressional delegation are asking the Department of Defense to locate a Cyber Operations Squadron at the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek. The delegation says the 110th Attack Wing already has much of the...
  • China accuses Obama of hypocrisy in remarks on South China Sea

    BEIJING China accused the United States of hypocrisy Friday over President Barack Obama's comments that the rising Asian power is using its "sheer size and muscle" to intimidate other nations in the South China Sea. Satellite photos published this week...
  • Germany to bring back 100 mothballed tanks

    The German military plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service as it deals with increased demands from the Ukraine crisis. Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said Friday that the military will pay 22 million euros ($23.6 million) to buy...
  • April 6 Letters: April Fools' Day, religious freedom, federal budget

    My husband and I laughed out loud at your hilarious satirical April Fools' Day editorial on tax reform. Comedy is an effective method in criticizing the outrageous government in Washington, D.C. that we taxpayers are forced to support. We hope in the...
  • Russian middle class watches relative prosperity fade away

    Russian middle class watches relative prosperity fade away
    Andrei Miller's sallow skin and gaunt visage betray a serious affliction as he sits outside an X-ray unit of Tver Regional Hospital, the tattooed fingers of his slender hands gripping a flimsy onion-skin appointment slip like a lifeline. The 42-year-old...
  • FACT CHECK: Can Paul bring balance to the federal budget?

    Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of promising the implausible,...
  • Lawmakers who led push for Purple Hearts for Fort Hood survivors will attend ceremony

    WASHINGTON Victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood will receive the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, in a ceremony Friday at Fort Hood. Texas lawmakers who led the push in Congress to award the...