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  • Pentagon's intelligence chief to retire

    The Pentagon says its top intelligence official, Michael Vickers, is retiring next month. Vickers has been the undersecretary of defense for intelligence since March 2011. He has served in the federal government for four decades. During the 1970s and...
  • GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

    A battle between GOP defense hawks and fiscal conservatives prompted the GOP chairman of the House Budget Committee late Wednesday to delay a vote on his party's budget blueprint. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., called off a vote on a move by GOP leaders to...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences...
  • World Trade Center beam centerpiece of 9/11 memorial in Wauconda

    World Trade Center beam centerpiece of 9/11 memorial in Wauconda
    A giant steel beam that crashed down 91 floors from the north tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11 will rise again this fall in Wauconda. Set to be unveiled Sept. 11, 2015, the village's Heroes of Freedom Memorial will be located between the fire and...
  • Bill seeks interagency coordination in US hostage cases

    A House Republican's effort to better coordinate government-wide efforts to free U.S. hostages held abroad is winning early support from the Pentagon chief. California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he will introduce a bill Thursday that calls on the...
  • Navy Federal Credit Union to add 600 jobs at Vienna HQ

    The world's largest credit union is expanding its headquarters and plans to bring 600 new jobs to Fairfax County as a result. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Navy Federal Credit Union announced the $115 million expansion Thursday. The expansion...
  • Al-Shabab man killed by drone brought arms for mall attack

    Adan Garar, a suspected al-Shabab extremist killed in a U.S. drone strike in Somalia, acquired and smuggled into Kenya the weapons used by four gunmen in the Westgate Mall terror strike, a Kenyan intelligence report said. Sixty-seven people died in the...
  • UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country's troops, officials said Thursday. Britain's defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces' defensive capability in their...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Gunmen kill 19 in attack at museum in capital of Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia's capital and killed 19 people, "shooting at anything that moved," a witness...
  • Guantanamo parole board clears another 'forever prisoner'

    MIAMI A federal parole board has cleared another Guantanamo "forever prisoner" a 36-year-old Yemeni former foot soldier for release from the detention center in southeast Cuba. When Saeed Sarem Jarabh got to Guantanamo in February 2002 he was profiled as...
  • Syria investigating circumstances of US aircraft crash

    A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses along the country's Mediterranean coast. A U.S. official said Tuesday that a U.S. Predator drone...