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  • Dr. Thomas E. Schwark

    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark
    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark, a pediatrician who had served as CEO of Wyman Park Medical Center and ended his career working for the United States Agency for International Development, died April 24 of a heart attack at his home in Harper House in Cross Keys....
  • Fort Eustis opens dog park

    Fort Eustis dog owners now have a place to let their canine family members run loose. Several families on post suggested the project, and the 733rd Force Support Division made it happen, according to the Joint Base Langley-Eustis website. The large,...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis. It also could keep a...
  • Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War

    Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War
    On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Warren Hudson will remember, as he does most days, the lost lives of Davy Merrill and Fred Turner. Merrill, a sailor from South Bend, and Turner, a gung-ho Marine from Ohio, died under his command in...
  • Former US commander: Take nuclear missiles off high alert

    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for launch....
  • NY State Military Museum opening Vietnam War exhibit

    A new exhibit on the Vietnam War is opening at the New York State Military Museum on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. The "Vietnam War Oral History" exhibit opens Thursday evening at the museum in downtown Saratoga Springs. The exhibit was...
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • War court judge denies USS Cole defense lawyers full 'Torture Report'

    MIAMI The military judge in the USS Cole death penalty trial has rejected a defense request for a full copy of the so-called "Senate Torture Report," saying case prosecutors decide what the lawyers for the accused terrorist are entitled to see. Two...
  • Shipping company says crew of vessel seized by Iran is safe

    The operator of cargo vessel boarded by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz said Wednesday it has confirmed the crew is safe. Iran meanwhile downplayed the political significance of the seizure, saying it was taken because the company...
  • Activists call for stiffer internal oversight of military academy sex assault cases

    Activists call for stiffer internal oversight of military academy sex assault cases
    Advocates for victims of sexual assault in the military called on the White House Monday to give new powers to the Pentagon inspector general to review complaints by students at the Naval Academy and the other service academies. The move is the latest...