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Stories with subject: Military and defense
  • new storyWyoming Guard to deactivate unit in budget cuts coming 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:55 am

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming National Guard officials say a 183-person company will be deactivated as part of budget cuts decreasing the size of the Guard.

  • new storyTop general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:46 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.

  • new storyTop EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:26 am

    LUXEMBOURG - Europe's top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers isn't safe because of government spying, a giant blow to companies such as Facebook that might need to change the way they handle private data from Europe.

  • new storyNATO chief: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:18 am

    BRUSSELS - NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time."

  • new storyThe Latest: French pull 7 Syrians from cold water off Calais story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:03 am

    GENEVA - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

  • new storyCarter: Russia must meet with US on Syria flight conflicts story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:51 am

    MORON AIR BASE, Spain - Russian leaders should contact the Pentagon immediately for another talk about Moscow's military activities in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, reflecting urgent concerns about Russian aircraft violating Turkish airspace.

  • UK minister rejects EU migration pact, vows tighter borders 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:35 am

    LONDON - Britain will never "in a thousand years" agree to a common European immigration policy to deal with the surging number of refugees fleeing to the continent, a top government official declared Tuesday.

  • US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:08 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.

  • VA hospital nurse charged with tampering with medication 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:36 am

    ALBANY, New York - Federal officials say a nurse at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Albany tampered with pain medication given to patients.

  • Syria's skies crowded with multiple air forces story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded - and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict.

  • Babeu, Gowan to run for GOP nomination in 1st District 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:18 pm

    PHOENIX - Two additional Republican candidates who emerged Monday in the race for Arizona's 1st Congressional District bring fundraising acumen and a higher profile to the swing district's 2016 primary.

  • Border Patrol parent agency issues custody standards 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 7:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency on Monday issued nationwide custody standards, a little more than a year after its jails were overwhelmed with Central American children fleeing to the United States.

  • Missouri National Guard to add about 400 jobs in state 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 7:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri National Guard is planning to add about 400 full- and part-time military police and transportation jobs across the state.

  • Federal watchdog reopening latest probe of Secret Service story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog is reopening the investigation into efforts by the Secret Service to discredit a congressman.

  • Bomb squad disposes of explosives found at 2 houses 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:19 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police say two Salt Lake City residents found explosives at their homes in separate incidents that both ended safely.

  • NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:48 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for "irresponsible behavior" after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.

  • Recommendation on Bergdahl desertion case kept secret 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:26 pm

    HOUSTON - An Army officer's recommendation on whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face a court-martial for leaving his post in Afghanistan six years ago will remain secret for now.

  • Snowden: I'd go to prison to return to US 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 4:04 pm

    LONDON - Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.

  • What's in the defense bill for military and families? story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 3:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are significant changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families.

  • Former Navy pilot sues US government over bipolar diagnosis 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 2:39 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former Navy pilot who lost his job flying commercial planes after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder is suing the federal government for $35 million after a different psychiatrist said he never had the illness.

  • US officials question Russian flight incursion into Turkey 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 12:13 pm

    MADRID - The U.S. does not believe Russia's incursion into Turkey's airspace was an accident, a senior U.S. official said Monday, adding that urgent talks are underway on what to do about the weekend incident.

  • UK's top counter-terror police official blames social media 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:55 am

    LONDON - Britain's senior counter-terrorism police official has warned that some social media companies undercut efforts to thwart plots by tipping off suspects about police inquiries.

  • Pentagon chief: Afghan situation 'confused and complicated' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:00 am

    MADRID - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday promised a full and transparent investigation into whether a U.S. aircraft providing support for American and Afghan commandos was responsible for the explosions that destroyed a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing 22 people.

  • How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:36 am

    GROTON, Connecticut - As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

  • History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.