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  • Saudis order sudden halt to Yemen airstrikes as outcry grows over civilian toll

    WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia on Tuesday abruptly suspended a 26-day bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen that it had undertaken with U.S. support but that had been criticized by humanitarian aid groups for causing hundreds of civilian deaths....
  • Guantanamo's 9-year hunger striker asks to go home

    MIAMI A man held captive as a suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard since the day the prison opened at Guantanamo went before a multiagency parole board Tuesday seeking release to his native Saudi Arabia to marry, finish college and join his brothers in...
  • Long-term hunger strike in bid for freedom from Guantanamo

    A Saudi prisoner at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who has been on a nine-year hunger strike would participate in a rehabilitation program for militants and settle down to a peaceful life if allowed to go home, his lawyer told a government...
  • Congress unlikely to respond to police brutality problems

    WASHINGTON After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August and the protests against police brutality that ensued, it seemed a bipartisan consensus had emerged in Washington that something was deeply wrong with law enforcement in...
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. "A budget is more than just a...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after nearly ten years in...
  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes
    Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the...
  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead

    WASHINGTON A Pentagon official sat before a committee of the Washington State Legislature in January and declared that the U.S. military supported a bill that would allow voters in the state to cast election ballots via email or fax without having to...