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  • Marine general chosen as Joint Chiefs chairman

    Marine general chosen as Joint Chiefs chairman
    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during...
  • Hey, Congressman Weaselpuss: I'm tellin' your mom!

    Does anybody remember that thing from a few years back when a bunch of Wall Street sharpies and slick financial services operators vandalized the entire global economy? The one where poor people were shamelessly victimized and financially ruined for life,...
  • Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment

    Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment
    After Wallace Clayton served in the Army Special Forces in the mid-1970s, he says, he bounced from job to job for more than a decade. He worked in electronics assembly and repair, landscaping and home renovation — and never understood why he was...
  • Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
    European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives....
  • 'Blended' military retirement plan clears hurdle

    Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement...
  • Saudi-led Arab coalition lands 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen

    Saudi-led Arab coalition lands 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen
    With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a "reconnaissance" mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed...
  • 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are

    6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are
    Kuhendran Manoranjithamalar and her husband trudged into the army checkpoint on the last day of the Sri Lankan civil war, clutching their three children and some jewelry. They had lost everything else. Then, as they sought refuge in government...
  • Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend

    Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend
    Many of us think of Memorial Day (May 25 this year), as the start of summer vacation season. But it's much more serious than that: It's a time to honor people who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It's possible, however, to...
  • Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold

    Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold
    Richard Pryor was such a gifted comic he could turn a cardiac arrest into comic gold. In a classic bit, he described how his agonizing heart attack drove the hardly devout comedian to seek help from above. "Can I speak to God right away, please?"...
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...
  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...