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  • Obama seeks military aid for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first lethal aid to arm moderate Syrian rebels in a move aimed against both Syrian President Bashar Assad and radical Islamists who have increasingly dominated the opposition movement....
  • Joe Philbin's son facing charges from auto accident

    Joe Philbin's son facing charges from auto accident
     DAVIE – Matthew Philbin, the son of Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, is facing a third-degree felony charge for failing to stop and render aid in a March 23 accident in Austin, Tx., according to a report in the Miami Herald.  The case is scheduled for...
  • Business ranking hopes to help returning GIs

    By ranking businesses on their ability to recruit and retain veterans, Military Friendly a startup established in 2003 under Coraopolis, Pa.-based Victory Media Inc. seeks to provide a tool for individuals leaving the service to make informed decisions...
  • RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing

    RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing
    Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-based venture capitalists and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. The company, founded in late 2011, is...
  • War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals

    War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals
    The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules. In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...
  • Mark Hall-Patton, expert on TV's 'Pawn Stars,' is the real deal

    Mark Hall-Patton, expert on TV's 'Pawn Stars,' is the real deal
    The gray-bearded man in the red shirt and wide-brimmed Amish hat wades into the crowd outside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, squinting into the noon-hour light. Suddenly, the fans are upon him. They know their quarry on a first-name basis. "Hi, Mark," a...
  • Arthur Banister: Retired fighter pilot chased solar eclipses

    Arthur Williams Banister flew fighter jets in the Korean War and later chased solar eclipses around the world as the "ultimate hobby." The retired Air Force colonel, West Point graduate, math professor and stamp enthusiast had been in declining health...
  • Hampton Roads authors keeping busy

    Hampton Roads authors keeping busy
    Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months. “The Private War of...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • The heavy price of our folly in Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe. A Sunni insurgency has rocked the...
  • Army launches Bergdahl probe

    WASHINGTON The Army on Monday started its investigation into the mysterious June 2009 disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan and his capture by the Taliban shortly thereafter. The Army placed Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, who held senior command...