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  • Ravens are among NFL teams that have promotional military contracts

    Ravens are among NFL teams that have promotional military contracts
    The Ravens are among a group of 14 NFL teams that have received government funds through promotional military contracts over the past four years. The Ravens have received $884,500 during that span, the second-most of any NFL team, according to a...
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
  • Higher threat level at U.S. military bases likely means longer waits in Hampton Roads

    Higher threat level at U.S. military bases likely means longer waits in Hampton Roads
    Security forces and military police at Hampton Roads installations were on alert Friday as the threat level increased at all military facilities across the U.S. The incremental boost will likely mean longer waits getting onto bases and more random bag or...
  • U.S. military raises threat level at bases in North America

    The U.S. military has increased the threat level at bases across North America. Officials say the incremental boost will likely mean heightened vigilance and more random bag or vehicle checks. The baseline level went from A to B, although most military ...
  • The truth behind Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories

    The truth behind Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories
    Jade Helm 15 is a special forces training exercise scheduled to take place this summer across seven Southwestern states. It has sparked strong opposition and elaborate conspiracy theories. When Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria answered questions about the operation...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal

    Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal
    Last year, the Hampton Roads economy experienced a giant hiccup when the Navy considered retiring the aircraft carrier USS George Washington instead of performing a mid-life overhaul. A mid-life carrier overhaul is big business for Virginia's largest...
  • Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible

    Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible
    An online threat claiming that the Islamic State has a terror cell based in Maryland preparing to launch an attack is not credible, the governor's office said Thursday. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said officials are aware of the...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'A Few Good Women'

    The stakes feel a little higher after last night's "Scandal." Rowan Pope was a shadowy background threat in the first half of the season, as the show focused on Olivia's kidnapping and the dastardly Andrew Nichols. (Remember him?) But as the season...
  • U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

    U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State
    After numerous delays, the U.S. military has started training dozens of Syrian fighters to help confront Islamic State militants inside the war-torn country, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. U.S. officials have vetted and cleared more than...
  • Announcements: Mother's Day at the library, BWI Business Professionals, Harwood Civic Association, HALOS support group, Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, SERC open house and more

    Mother's Day at the library Anne Arundel County Public Library will celebrate Mother's Day with stories and crafts May 7 and 9 at several branches. Kids can make something for their mom, grandmother or someone special during these events. •...