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  • Highlights: Military weapons delivered to Iraq, planned aid

    Highlights of military assistance delivered to Iraq as of December 2014: —300 mine-resistant vehicles —12,000 sets of body armor, Kevlar helmets, individual first aid kits —21,000 M16A2 rifles —More than 2,000 Hellfire missiles...
  • GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

    Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons. Spending for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and for upgrading aging barracks and...
  • Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

    Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Attorneys have identified several...
  • Ex-Guards Get Lengthy Prison Sentences For Iraq Shootings

    WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and...
  • Artist gets creative with wood and glass

    Artist gets creative with wood and glass
    Gary Suidikas, of Westminster, has a passion for creating art using wood and glass. He taught himself to draw and paint as a child. Growing up, he moved all around Europe, as his father was in the military. When he lived in Denmark and Germany, his...
  • Human rights group asks Saudi Arabia, US to protect civilians in Yemen

    GENEVA An international human rights group on Monday expressed concern that some of the airstrikes conducted by a U.S-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen appeared to violate the laws of war and urged the United States and Saudi Arabia to take steps to...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Clinton's campaign opens with 'conversations' with Iowans, small-dollar fundraising The big rallies and massive fundraising blitzes can wait for now. Fresh from a two-day road trip, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her 2016 campaign debut in Iowa at a...
  • Op-Alt: Transgender in America hits critical mass

    Op-Alt: Transgender in America hits critical mass
    Last week in Chicago, the Trans 100 ceremony celebrated 100 transgender women and men who made a significant difference within the trans community in 2014. The keynote speakers were Lana Wachowski, half of the sibling duo that gave us “The Matrix&...
  • Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground

    Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground
    On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other shipyards that contribute to the U.S. fleet. In a perfect world, the Navy would purchase a Ford-class aircraft carrier every...
  • Rand Paul's 2016 entry speech makes his presidential challenges clear

    Rand Paul's 2016 entry speech makes his presidential challenges clear
    Sen. Rand Paul’s jump into the 2016 presidential contest underscored the challenges ahead for the Kentucky Republican as he tries to move beyond his libertarian niche to find a foothold in the campaign for the White House. In the months-long...
  • US stepping up weapons shipments to aid Saudi air campaign over Yemen

    WASHINGTON The United States appears to be slowly but steadily deepening its involvement in the war in Yemen. U.S. military officials said Tuesday that the United States has stepped up weapons shipments to the Saudi-led Sunni Muslim coalition of Arab...