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  • Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS

    Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS
    When veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon and his three-member crew disappeared at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the network tried frantically to locate them — but prepared a video obituary, just in case. "No one who knew Bob Simon...
  • Military report: Kiel soldier committed suicide in Kosovo

    U.S. military officials have announced a soldier originally from Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Kosovo last year. The Stars and Stripes newspaper, published by the U.S. Department of Defense, reported Monday that Army Staff Sgt....
  • Looking Out: Chelsea Manning, Alabama and more in this week's LGBT news

    Looking Out: Chelsea Manning, Alabama and more in this week's LGBT news
    Your regularly scheduled "Look"er Kevin Rector has stepped away from his desk for a few days so I'm going to do my best to give you a quick download on the latest happenings in LGBTQ Land.  Transgender woman challenges Hoyer In reasons that remain...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON Weighing in on the issue of police and race relations, FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that because patrol officers generally spend most of their time dealing with criminals, they may have a hard time believing that someone...
  • Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats....
  • Senate panel OKs bill barring most transfers from Guantanamo

    A Republican-led Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved legislation that would bar most transfers of terror suspects from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a major roadblock in President Barack Obama's push to close the detention center. In...
  • Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning

    Defense Department officials said Thursday that hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. The...
  • Former Guantanamo detainee in Argentina, calls for asylum

    A former Guantanamo detainee who was resettled in Uruguay has appeared in neighboring Argentina wearing a prison-style orange jumpsuit and asked the country to grant asylum for detainees still at the U.S. detention facility. Abu Wa'el Dhiab told...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Yemen turmoil deepens as Saudi Arabia, Egypt eye intervention and Western embassy staff leave

    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • Pentagon point man for fixing nuclear missile troubles fact-checks Washington talk of progress

    The Pentagon's point man for fixing what ails the nation's nuclear forces came to this remote air base to get a feel for nuclear missile duty in an inhospitable climate. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work got the feel the moment he arrived Tuesday: a...