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Stories with subject: Military and defense
  • new storyS. Korea test-fires missiles that can strike all of N. Korea 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 2:38 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says it has successfully test-fired two domestically built ballistic missiles that can hit all of North Korea.

  • Report of rampant airport security failures not a first story has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 11:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Think you're safe on a plane? Federal undercover investigators who sneaked prohibited items with alarming ease past Homeland Security Department airport screeners have also smuggled simulated bombs and weapons aboard planes during tests as far back as September 2002, U.S. audits show.

  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.

  • Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed legislation reviving and reshaping surveillance laws that expired temporarily Sunday night.

  • Governor signs bill creating broader regulations on drones 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:36 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill into law that creates a regulatory framework for private and police use of drones.

  • Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:19 pm

    MIAMI - A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.

  • Senate staff disputes ex-CIA official's defense of torture story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The former deputy CIA director made a series of factual misstatements while defending the agency's harsh treatment of detainees in his recent book, Senate intelligence committee staffers assert in a 54-page document filed with citations from CIA records.

  • 4th Navy sub sailor gets prison in shower recordings case 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:09 pm

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Florida - A Navy sailor pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping female trainees as they undressed for showers aboard a submarine, becoming the fourth crew member of the USS Wyoming to be sentenced to prison in a case that has tarnished the U.S. military's integration of women into its submarine fleet.

  • 1 of Pentagon's own labs may have received suspect anthrax 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A laboratory on the grounds of the Pentagon compound is among dozens of facilities that may have mistakenly received live anthrax, officials said Tuesday.

  • Report of rampant airport security failures not a first story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Think you're safe on a plane? Federal undercover investigators who sneaked prohibited items with alarming ease past Homeland Security Department airport screeners have also smuggled simulated bombs and weapons aboard planes during tests as far back as September 2002, U.S. audits show.

  • House panel uses war funds to skirt budget limits 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled House panel Tuesday approved using $37 billion in unrequested war money to match President Barack Obama's 7 percent budget boost for the military. The move came over the opposition of Democrats and the White House, who argue that domestic programs deserve equal treatment.

  • US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:14 pm

    PARIS - The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, insisting on staying the course it set last year despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.

  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Prosecutor: Epileptic man ignored warnings not to drive 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 1:11 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An epileptic man charged with striking and killing a Naval Station Newport police detective with his truck was portrayed by his lawyer Tuesday as a responsible man taking medication for his disorder. But a prosecutor told jurors on the first day of the man's federal trial that he had ignored multiple warnings from his doctor not to drive.

  • THE LATEST: GOP presidential candidates gather in Florida 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - The latest from an "economic summit" hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, where several of the leading Republican candidates, and expected candidates, for president are speaking Tuesday:

  • Legislature ends with Lt. Gov. Patrick denying 2018 plans story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:32 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The first legislative session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ended Monday with conservatives claiming victory on tax cuts, a big boost in border security spending and looser gun laws in a state already known as among America's most firearms friendly.

  • 2 VA officials suspended after audit uncovered misconduct 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs were suspended Monday after an audit found they charged subordinates money to attend a work-related party that featured psychic readings.

  • Army sergeant accused of taking bribes in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:17 pm

    PADUCAH, Kentucky - An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell has been accused of taking $100,000 and a Rolex watch in bribes from vendors seeking contracts in Afghanistan.

  • New superintendent takes helm at Coast Guard Academy 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:54 pm

    NEW LONDON, Connecticut - A new superintendent has taken the helm at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

  • Retired Colombian general on trial in murder of politician 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Supreme Court began hearing arguments Monday in the trial of a retired army general accused of taking part in the 1989 assassination of a top presidential contender.

  • Remains of Korean War POW finally home in Exeter for burial 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 3:37 pm

    EXETER, New Hampshire - The remains of a New Hampshire soldier who died after being wounded and taken prisoner during the Korean War returned Monday to his hometown of Exeter for burial with full military honors.

  • Officials: US, Pakistani strikes kill 14 militants 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 3:11 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike killed four militants and Pakistani airstrikes killed another 10 in the North Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

  • 10 Things to Know about the Texas legislative session 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:16 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first biennial legislative session is over. If you didn't follow along the last 140 days, this is what you missed:

  • SD's Raven Industries gets $6M contract for aerostats 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 12:28 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Sioux Falls balloon maker has been awarded a $6 million Department of Defense contract for blimps known as aerostats.

  • Walker says Paul not helped by Patriot Act position 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 12:15 pm

    DELAVAN, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he does not think Rand Paul's opposition to allowing the National Security Agency to collect Americans' phone records in bulk is not helping the Kentucky senator's presidential run.