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  • Key petroleum shipping route raises stakes in the Yemen conflict

    Its Arabic name, "Gate of Tears," is appropriately sorrowful for a waterway set alongside Yemen, now suffering a sixth week of punishing airstrikes. But the security of the Bab al Mandab, one of the world's most strategic straits, vastly raises the stakes...
  • Remains of WWII airman lost for decades set for Ohio burial

    An Ohio airman whose remains were lost in a World War II battle site for almost 70 years has been returned for burial in a northeast Ohio cemetery. The News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1EDffEm ) in Willoughby reports that the family of Army Air Force...
  • Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

    It's not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, but in the traumatic aftermath of a sexual assault, a victim could interpret those moves as retaliation. In these...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Rage turns to relief as Baltimore's top prosecutor charges 6 officers in custody death Rage turned to relief in Baltimore on Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of...
  • Female service members say they face retribution for reporting sexual assaults

    WASHINGTON Two-thirds of women in the military who reported they'd been sexually assaulted endure professional retaliation or other social ostracism, Pentagon' leaders said Friday. In releasing an annual study required by Congress on sexual harassment...
  • US Navy accompanies 4 ships through Strait of Hormuz

    The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf on Thursday, and officials said the U.S. will offer that aid to any other nation concerned about interference...
  • Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

    The congressman who represents the Maryland district of the family of an American captive killed in a drone strike is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Democratic Rep. John Delaney...
  • US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

    U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday. The new policy,...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed

    The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k). Following...
  • Navy begins providing extra security for US ships in Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON Navy ships on Thursday began accompanying U.S.-flagged cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a maritime show of force in response to Iran's seizure Tuesday of a container ship from the Marshall Islands. Defense Department officials...