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  • Spending for 2016 federal budget sparks lawmakers' quarrel

    Democrats and Republicans quarreled Wednesday over spending levels for domestic agencies as well as policy provisions on clean water rules and guns on federal lands as they kicked off action on more than $1 trillion worth of spending bills for the next...
  • Carter concerned Iran ships may carry arms for Yemen rebels

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he is concerned that Iranian ships heading toward Yemen may be carrying advanced weapons for the Houthi rebels, and moving a U.S. aircraft carrier to the region gives the president options. Making his first...
  • Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment

     Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment
    Suicides by active-duty troops and veterans are at levels that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Each day, on average, a current service member dies by suicide, and each hour a veteran does the same. In response, President Obama signed the...
  • Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?

     Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?
    As the Navy's top uniformed officer, Adm. Jonathan Greenert said he regularly checks on the Ford-class aircraft carrier program underway at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among his many questions, one is always the same: What will it take to reduce cost?...
  • Burr bill tightens rules on military sex offenders

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., closing a loophole that has allowed convicted military sex offenders to avoid having their names placed on public registries. "My amendment is, quite...
  • Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste

    Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste
    The White House marked Tax Day on Wednesday by reminding taxpayers to go online and use a "taxpayer receipt calculator" to see where their federal tax dollars are going. "From funding for our schools to funding for our veterans, it's important to know...
  • Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th...
  • Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

    Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped Kirby to be the department's...
  • Ex-Guards Get Lengthy Prison Sentences For Iraq Shootings

    WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and...
  • Community Digest: Antioch Township partners with Nicasa

    Community Digest: Antioch Township partners with Nicasa
    Community collection, partnership and more. Antioch Proposals: The village will accept sealed proposals for Solid Waste Collection services for providing all labor, equipment, vehicles, materials and related services necessary for the collection of...
  • Pentagon chief Carter: Europe 'not doing enough' on defense

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter chided America's European allies on Wednesday, saying a long slide in European defense spending calls into question its ability to partner with the U.S. military at a time of growing security threats across Europe. "They're...