| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sgt. Ahmed Hassan says he hasn't fired a shot at Islamic State fighters in six weeks. From his perch atop an Iraqi army guard tower in this ramshackle city just west of Baghdad, he peers over his rifle sight toward a military checkpoint clogged with...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse.
Results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:04 AM
If anyone was disappointed that Yoko Ono didn't appear at Quinebaug Valley Community College's "Waiting for Yoko" event on Oct. 30, that disappointment was wiped away by poet Brian Turner's eloquent reading.
Turner was the featured reader at the QVCC...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations.
A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Congressman Charlie Dent will chair a House spending panel focused on veterans affairs and military construction.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-KY, on Thursday announced his panel's 12 "cardinals" — Capitol Hill shorthand...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road.
When they were done with the 50-foot-long tunnel, they waited at one end of it for a tank to drive by,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH — At 97 years old, Doris Baker isn't the archetype that comes to mind when you think Green Berets.
The distinctive headgear worn by the U.S. Special Forces is reserved for members of the elite group headquarted at Fort Bragg, N.C....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A disciplinary board for all the armed services has updated its list of businesses that are off limits to service members.
Nine businesses in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach made the list, complied by the Joint Armed Forces...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Heart: Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the 70's charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and so many more. 7 p.m. Sunday, Hard Rock Live,...