- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- SD National Guard members visit Suriname to meet officials Updated: Aug-28-15 2:29 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - South Dakota National Guard members recently traveled to the South American country of Suriname (SUR'-ih-nahm) to share with officials ways in which military personnel can help during disaster relief efforts.
- Coast Guard flies injured fisherman off boat near San Juans Updated: Aug-27-15 8:04 pm
SEATTLE - The Coast Guard flew an injured fisherman off a boat near San Juan Island on Thursday.
- Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted Updated: Aug-27-15 7:16 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.
- US strikes southern Afghan district seized by Taliban Updated: Aug-27-15 4:50 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. forces have launched multiple airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- School leaders OK property trade with Iowa National Guard Updated: Aug-27-15 4:32 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Leaders of the Davenport school district have approved a property trade that provides the Iowa National Guard with the necessary land for a planned $24 million readiness center.
- Phony distress call leads to 1-year prison sentence Updated: Aug-27-15 2:03 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison, and federal prosecutors said they hoped the penalty sends a message to other potential pranksters.
- SAFB Commander: Efforts to fight cyberattacks should improve Updated: Aug-27-15 10:47 am
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE - The newly-installed leader of the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base says cyberattacks are an "evolving threat" that need to be dealt with aggressively.
- Nebraska National Guard leaving HQ in test of disaster plan Updated: Aug-27-15 8:28 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska National Guard officials say they're leaving their Lincoln headquarters as part of a disaster exercise that will continue through Sunday.
- Judge tosses lawsuit over removal of Grand Haven cross Updated: Aug-26-15 5:25 pm
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - A lawsuit opposing a western Michigan community's decision to remove a 48-foot cross from city-owned land has been dismissed.
- State Police: Sunken vessel is missing fishing trawler Updated: Aug-26-15 2:46 pm
SANDY HOOK, New Jersey - State police have confirmed that a sunken vessel found in the Sandy Hook Channel is a fishing trawler that was reported missing this week.
- Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage Updated: Aug-26-15 1:46 pm
SWOYERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Anthony and Betty Leptuck of Swoyersville fell in love in the late 1930s after meeting at dances in the borough fire hall.
- Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.
- Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested Updated: Aug-26-15 10:46 am
WASHINGTON - A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
- Coast Guard rescues man off Ocean City Updated: Aug-26-15 9:23 am
OCEAN CITY, Maryland - The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who injured his hand while aboard a commercial fishing vessel.
- Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea Updated: Aug-26-15 9:11 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.
- Boy Scout honors memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Freeman Field Updated: Aug-26-15 5:07 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - A local Boy Scout has created a memorial plaza at the Seymour airport in the hopes more people will take the time to learn about and pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.
- DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents' Updated: Aug-26-15 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy.
- Oregon guardsman who helped stop train attack to be honored Updated: Aug-25-15 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.
- Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Cape Flattery Updated: Aug-25-15 8:19 pm
CAPE FLATTERY, Washington - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver near Cape Flattery.
- Doctor's license suspended for invasive procedures Updated: Aug-25-15 6:58 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington State Medical Commission has suspended a Pierce County doctor after Virginia revoked his license for allowing military medical students to conduct invasive procedures on each other, and inject each other with drugs, sometimes in combination with alcohol.
- Turkey, US conclude talks on anti-IS operation plan Updated: Aug-25-15 4:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish and U.S. officials have concluded "technical talks" over their cooperation on operations against the Islamic State group, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday.
- Woman spotted in water delays Edmonds ferry Updated: Aug-25-15 10:40 am
EDMONDS, Washington - The early sailing of the Edmonds-Kingston ferry was delayed after the Coast Guard received reports of a woman in the water near the boat.
- 160 Marines in Bulgaria with tanks, artillery for training Updated: Aug-25-15 9:10 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - U.S. Marines accompanied by tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria, part of a plan to train with allies to improve weapons skills and anti-armor tactics.
- 328-foot freighter runs aground in Delaware River Updated: Aug-25-15 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA - A freighter has run aground in the Delaware River south of Philadelphia.