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  • 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...
  • Judge cancels this month's 9/11 hearing at Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON Military judges have canceled three war court hearings in a row, effectively leaving Guantanamo's Camp Justice dark for two months and signaling how much the war crimes cases are still a work in progress. On Friday, according to attorneys...
  • How Rand Paul deviates from his libertarian dad on economic policy

    When it comes to economic policy, Sen. Rand Paulisn't his father's libertarian. As Paul begins his run for president, he's framing his candidacy as that of an outsider, the antidote to the Washington establishment. His slogan: "Defeat the Washington...
  • Retired Evanston teacher starts new career photographing the wind

    Retired Evanston teacher starts new career photographing the wind
    Shirley Nannini and Candace Wark have lassoed the wind, turning it into photographic art that's receiving rave reviews. Their latest exhibit is at the iconic Willis Tower. Nannini, a retired Evanston Township High School coach and athletic director, and...
  • Defense secretary says US opening new phase of Asia pivot

    The Obama administration is opening a new phase of its strategic "rebalance" toward Asia and the Pacific by investing in high-end weapons such as a new long-range stealth bomber, refreshing its defense alliance with Japan and expanding trade partnerships,...
  • Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...
  • Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts

    Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts
    After years of lobbying, victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood were awarded Purple Hearts during a somber ceremony at the central Texas military post Friday morning. For some who returned for the first time since the attack, just making it to...
  • Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

    Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals. Some smiled over an honor they felt was overdue,...
  • Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics. Speaking at a news conference with his South Korean...
  • Guantanamo judge orders MRI of USS Cole defendant's brain, abates trial

    MIAMI A military judge has ordered the Pentagon to conduct a brain scan on a Saudi captive accused of orchestrating al-Qaida's USS Cole bombing something currently impossible because a $1.65 million mobile MRI machine meant for the war-on-terror...
  • Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

    An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to...