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  • 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...
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric threatens US over budget provision

    An influential Shiite cleric threatened Wednesday to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and abroad over a congressional provision to send arms directly to Sunni and Kurdish fighters. The proposed measure in the House Republicans' defense authorization bill...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Guantanamo Diary' goes 'Through the Looking Glass'

    MIAMI There's a moment early in the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the Guantanamo prisoner whose account of prison camp brutality has partially emerged from U.S. government censorship, when he's immobilized in shackles and blindfolded in a cargo plane...
  • When US strikes go wrong, not all civilian lives are equal

    WASHINGTON The unusual announcement by President Barack Obama last week that a U.S. strike on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan inadvertently had killed two hostages one a U.S. citizen, the other Italian came with an apology and the speedy pledge of...
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • Hampton-based VersAbility wants to expand commercial contract work

    VersAbility Resources, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is targeting expansion into the commercial sector while continuing to grow its government contracts. "We're not growing for growth's sake," VersAbility President and CEO Kasia...
  • Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots

    Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident with...
  • White House slams GOP defense budget

    The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay...
  • Defense bill could halt plan to shield troops from abusive loans

    WASHINGTON A provision tucked into the annual legislation that sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense could imperil a proposed regulation aimed at protecting military members from predatory loans. Part of the bill targets a rule that would cap...