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  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning. More than 36,000 dead American soldiers; another 103,000 wounded, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. South Korean military...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after nearly ten years in...
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. "A budget is more than just a...
  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes
    Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the...
  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead

    WASHINGTON A Pentagon official sat before a committee of the Washington State Legislature in January and declared that the U.S. military supported a bill that would allow voters in the state to cast election ballots via email or fax without having to...
  • Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste

    Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste
    The White House marked Tax Day on Wednesday by reminding taxpayers to go online and use a "taxpayer receipt calculator" to see where their federal tax dollars are going. "From funding for our schools to funding for our veterans, it's important to know...
  • Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say

    Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say
    Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with Islamic State militants, was shot dead Friday by security forces, Iraqi officials...
  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    8:30 p.m. (EDT) Sen. Marco Rubio, a Spanish speaker whose parents came to the United States from Cuba, says English should be the country's official language. But, he says, resources should still be available in school for students who don't speak...