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  • Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

    Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama's day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, "It's going to be hard" to find common ground....
  • Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair

    The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can't grow out her hair. The decision on hormone...
  • Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

    Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day. "If you are hurting, know this. You are not forgotten," Obama...
  • New director of Maine veterans' services bureau named

    A West Point graduate and staffer for Maine Sen. Susan Collins has been named the new director of the state's Bureau of Veterans' Services. Adria Horn will take over for Peter Ogden, who's retiring this June. Horn is currently a US Army Reservist with...
  • Obama war request unites Congress: From either side, they hate it

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has achieved something unexpected in Congress: a degree of bipartisanship. There's enough in his proposal for war powers against the Islamic State for both Democrats and Republicans to hate. Too restrictive on ground...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine; Cease-fire on Sunday but questions remain The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the separatist eastern regions and regains...
  • 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...