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  • Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty

    Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty
    A Navy officer Wednesday admitted taking bribes to leak classified information -- the eighth defendant to plead guilty in a scandal involving ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki admitted that he was given cash, hotel...
  • Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit

    Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit
    As Iraqi forces pressed their advance Thursday on the militant-held city of Tikrit, Prime Minister Haider Abadi moved to quell concerns of sectarian-fueled retribution against civilians, urging troops “to respect human rights and preserve [civilian]...
  • James Lawrence LongAugust 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

    James Lawrence Long<br/>August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015
    Our beloved hero, husband, father and friend, James Lawrence Long, age 91, passed away on February 21, 2015 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.  He was born on August 24, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Isabelle Long. In 1938, he...
  • David Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified journals to mistress

    David Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified journals to mistress
    David H. Petraeus, the former CIA director and retired four-star Army general, admitted Tuesday that he gave eight handwritten journals containing highly classified information about secret operations and identities of covert officers to his mistress in...
  • L. Macungie woman loses sister on Pakistan's 'darkest day'

    L. Macungie woman loses sister on Pakistan's 'darkest day'
    Shahida Qazi remembers Dec. 16 as a day of horrors. First, the Lower Macungie woman learned that Taliban militants had attacked the school in Pakistan where her older sister was principal. Finally, she learned her sister, 63-year-old Tahira Qazi, was...
  • NOTES AND NOTABLES: The Daily Press Editorial Board weighs in on the tall tales of public figures and the resolutions of Virginia's General Assembly

    'Misstatements' It's reached the point where we are truly wondering what it is with these public figures who feel the need to exaggerate their military record and/or the dangers they have faced in the line of duty. The latest is Robert McDonald,...
  • Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs

    Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently announced the nomination of Lt. Colonel Sean Connolly of Hebron to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs. Connolly currently works with Pratt and Whitney as the global ethics and compliance...
  • Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown

    Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown
    Iraqi forces, backed by Iranian-supported Shiite miltias, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the Islamic State group. The move is the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of...
  • Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military

    Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military
    Elgin resident Wes Scott recalled how he entered the military by an unforeseen path while speaking at the African-American History Month Closing Ceremony Luncheon at Elgin Community College on Thursday. At 15, he said his precocity earned him a full...
  • Iraq's Rambo is the scourge of Islamic State militants

    Iraq's Rambo is the scourge of Islamic State militants
    The men push forward, smartphones flying back and forth as they enlist whoever is closest to take their photo with the swarthy figure at the front of the crowd. When it's the next man's turn, he approaches with reverence, planting a kiss on the cheek or...
  • Netanyahu tars Europe for anti-Semitism of terrorists

    PARIS -- A fundamental theme of Israeli propaganda -- and virtually its sole theme under the governments of Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been that anti-Semitism is responsible for the growing criticism of or hostility toward Israel and its policies expressed...