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  • Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine

    Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine
    The United States will provide Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists $75 million in nonlethal equipment, including small reconnaissance drones, radios and military ambulances, a senior administration official said. President Obama has also...
  • Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million

    Fort Monroe's disputed land may cost Virginia taxpayers $23.1 million
    The U.S. Army and Commonwealth of Virginia may use millions of state taxpayers dollars to settle a years-long property dispute at Fort Monroe. The Army wants Virginians to pay $23.1 million for two parcels bordering Mill Creek's southern shore and along...
  • Friends of the Israel Defense Forces host fundraiser

    An estimated $4.5 million was raised at Thursday night's annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Greater Miami Chapter Solidarity Gala at The Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. According to FIDF, more than 1,100 of its supporters and lay leaders...
  • McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'

    McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'
    Sen. John McCain took aim at the Ford-class aircraft carrier program Tuesday, telling Navy leaders that Congress should work to "reduce cost and increase competition" in the program. "Twelve billion dollars or more for one ship is simply too expensive,"...
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs
    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week. The ambitious but...
  • In charging him, Army spares Bergdahl possible death penalty

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodged a legal bullet Wednesday when the Army charged him with desertion but avoided accusing him of a crime that carries the death penalty. The Army also charged Bergdahl with endangering the safety of other soldiers and...
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress
    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    AP investigation: Men forced to work as slaves to catch seafood for global supply The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards...
  • NATO military chief: Alliance needs to better share intel

    NATO's top commander in Europe said Wednesday that alliance nations must be willing to share their intelligence faster if its new rapid-reaction force is to be effective in countering threats. "Now we only share our intelligence well when we are scared,"...
  • US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

    U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say. Carter...
  • Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List

    Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List
    State and local police have been notified that some military personnel in Connecticut have appeared on a list of service members targeted by the Islamic State terrorist group. A U.S. Air Force member with addresses in Berlin and Manchester is on the...