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  • L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

    Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and...
  • Military job fair at Fort Eustis on Thursday

    The Fort Eustis Club will be the site of a job fair Thursday that is open to all branches of the military, including the reserve, National Guard, retirees, recently separated veterans and military spouses. It runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 50...
  • Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious

     Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious
    Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers....
  • Pratt: Next F-35 Deal Will Cut Engine Costs Up To 8%

    Pratt: Next F-35 Deal Will Cut Engine Costs Up To 8%
    WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney said its contracts with the Pentagon for the next two batches of engines for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet will result in combined cost savings of 7 percent to 8 percent. Bennett Croswell, president of...
  • Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times...
  • Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

    Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak
    President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently. The virus is “spreading faster and...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • House to vote Wednesday on training Syrian rebels, at least temporarily

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives is expected to approve a short-term measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and temporarily authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle...