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  • Langley, Portsmouth military hospitals combine efforts for newborn care, save money

    Langley, Portsmouth military hospitals combine efforts for newborn care, save money
    When Macy and Christopher Stapleton's unborn twins began having heart problems, doctors decided to deliver them eight weeks early. Miles and Ethan were just 3 pounds and 5 pounds when they were born Jan. 31. In the womb, Ethan was receiving a majority...
  • Wandering Eye: 'Inside the Kremlin's Hall of Mirrors,' the Pentagon's policy on transgender personnel, and more

    Wandering Eye: 'Inside the Kremlin's Hall of Mirrors,' the Pentagon's policy on transgender personnel, and more
    As Rand Paul makes his inevitable Libertarian-ish presidential run official, it's time for some big thinking on the optimal size of the federal government. Paul will say it ought to be no bigger than a toy poodle—perhaps an unweaned kitten—...
  • Remains of a Vietnam veteran return to NC 45 years later

    The remains of an Army veteran killed 45 years ago in Cambodia have returned to North Carolina. The Gaston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1HWOVUH ) the remains of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bunyan Price Jr. arrived Thursday at the Charlotte airport. His...
  • Lawsuit says Wall Street executive overcharged on contracts

    Two former employees of a helicopter company owned by a prominent Wall Street financier allege that she exploited a connection with an Army colonel to charge the U.S. government inflated prices for rotorcraft. In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District...
  • Desperation for Americans in Yemen as US refuses to mount rescue

    WASHINGTON A Michigan family with two toddlers and an infant was stranded in Yemen after being forced from its home by rebel gunmen. A California woman tried to flee through an arrangement with the embassy of Djibouti, but failed. A mother of four from...
  • Biden says momentum is turning against Islamic militants in Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave an upbeat assessment of the Iraqi government's fight against Islamic State militants, defending the administration's strategy ahead of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Washington visit next week. "It'...
  • New Indiana National Guard leader picked by governor

    The new leader of the Indiana National Guard will be an Army officer who has commanded Guard units during deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday that Brig. Gen. Courtney Carr will become the state's adjutant general upon the...
  • Troops handle tough jobs in extreme conditions

    Troops handle tough jobs in extreme conditions
    Editor's note: Chicago-based Pro BMX rider Brian Kachinsky is entertaining U.S. servicemen and women in the Middle East as part of the Bikes over Baghdad program. For several weeks, he will provide video and other dispatches from the other side of the...
  • US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions

    Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries. The simulated bombs release smoke on impact, but the M-61...
  • Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to troops at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Thursday, followed by that grand journalism tradition -- the press gaggle. This one didn't make any headlines, but that's OK. It shows the kind of routine give-and-take that...
  • From one cockpit, the war to destroy Daesh forces

    The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically a news outlet will use the...