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  • Russia rejects US accusations of nuclear treaty breach

    Russia on Tuesday pledged adherence to a Cold War-era nuclear treaty and rejected U.S. accusations that it had violated it. Speaking at a briefing, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the U.S. has failed to provide evidence to prove allegations of...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor

    The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus posthumously...
  • Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message

    Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message
    I was not in favor of city funds going toward a float in the Tournament of Roses parade, nor will I be contributing my money or my energy at this point toward a Glendale float. Here's why: the B2 stealth bomber flyover that has become standard to open...
  • Glen Burnie East: Magnet program grad found her niche at Glen Burnie

    Glen Burnie East: Magnet program grad found her niche at Glen Burnie
    Filipino-American Ellinore "Elli" Mann initially struggled with the lack of diversity when she first moved to the east coast. Despite her journey, she landed at the top of her class – the first class to graduate from the Bio-Medical Allied Health...
  • Military recognizes security threat of climate change

    Military recognizes security threat of climate change
    In response to Stan Flueso's letter to the editor ("Obama gives wrong speech to graduates"), it is evident that he has not kept up with the U.S. military's continued warnings about the dire consequences to our national security if, as a nation, we...
  • Army Secretary McHugh stepping down by November

    Army Secretary John McHugh says he will step down no later than November 1, after leading the service for the past six years. McHugh, 66, is one of the few agency secretaries remaining in office who have been serving since the start of President Barack...
  • Memorial Day kicks off free museum admission for military personnel, families

    Memorial Day kicks off free museum admission for military personnel, families
    Memorial Day marks the start of free museum admission for members of the U.S. military and their families.  The 2015 Blue Star Museums program offers free general admission to select museums nationwide for U.S. active-duty military personnel and their...
  • Senators accept plan to squeeze military commissary benefit

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least 2 percentage points next year, as well as cut store operating...
  • 2 Illinois Marines who died 72 years apart are mourned this Memorial Day

    2 Illinois Marines who died 72 years apart are mourned this Memorial Day
    The stories of two fallen Marines from two Illinois towns, who died nearly 72 years apart on very different missions abroad, crossed paths this month: Pvt. Jack Redman, killed by a Japanese sniper on a Pacific atoll in 1943, was buried Saturday, May 16,...
  • Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog: An eyewitness to Waco biker shootout

    Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog: An eyewitness to Waco biker shootout
    Richie was the first to die, then Diesel, then Dog. Whatever else they were in life, the men with the biker nicknames were Cossacks, loud and proud and riders in a Texas motorcycle gang. And that's what got them killed, shot to death in a brawl with a...