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UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.


Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud” computing system. But Amazon’s early hopes of a shock-and-awe …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defense giant

Raytheon and United Technologies will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating.


Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter …


‘Fix-it’ man Shanahan working to streamline defense spending

The sooner-than-expected departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shifts the focus to President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting Pentagon chief and plans for a permanent replacement.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Defense, rebounding top Zags’ to-do list

North Carolina’s student section serenaded Gonzaga in the final minute with the time-honored taunt “Same as last time.” They were half right. The Tar Heels did get the better of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Defensive touchdowns have sparked Eagles’ recent routs

When Eastern Washington linebacker Ketner Kupp ran back a 95-yard interception return in the closing minutes of the Eagles’ 42-21 dispatching of Nicholls State on Saturday, it was a familiar …


Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins, defense out punch Bluejays

The latest Gonzaga rewind addresses Perkins’ ridiculous stat line, the impact of the defense and the good and bad of the Zags’ final few minutes.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Gonzaga tightens up defense in blowout win over Texas Southern

Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Ex-Cal Poly coach Eti Ena’s defensive ends step up to slow Mustang rushing attack

Just three years removed from his stint as a Cal Poly assistant, Ena knew the chore the Eagles’ defensive line would have in stopping the Mustangs’ triple-option offense, an old-school …


Nnamdi Oguayo makes big impact for Washington State after absence in August

Nnamdi Oguayo’s mere presence seemed to uplift the Cougars, who’ve been confronted with adversity on the defensive line all preseason – first when highly-touted nose tackle Pono Lolohea left the …


France’s Macron urges Europe to take charge of own defense

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could …


Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned …


Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.


Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

In a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency …


Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance

Google has pledged that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons, surveillance that violates international norms or that works in ways that go against human rights.


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who’s finally …


Cosby opts not to testify as defense rests case

Bill Cosby opted not to testify in his sexual assault retrial as his lawyers rested their case Monday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Bill Cosby trial judge delivers 2 big victories to defense

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial gave his legal defense a huge boost Tuesday, ruling his lawyers can call a witness who says the accuser talked about framing …


In copycat NFL, Seattle’s defensive scheme keeps spreading

Seattle didn’t make the playoffs, but its defense essentially did.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Gonzaga’s defense has work to do following tough stretch

Gonzaga’s impressive 64-game streak of holding opponents under 50 percent shooting from the field ended against Villanova in Madison Square Garden.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga’s team defense leashes Husky offense

Gonzaga had a big night offensively in Sunday’s 97-70 road victory over Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

Trump defense of Melania Trump follows presidential pattern

There’s a long tradition of presidents defending their first ladies, and it’s now President Donald Trump’s turn.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Bergdahl judge begins deliberating on sentence

A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade behind …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Psychiatrist: Bergdahl mental disorder factored in desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s difficult childhood and washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in …


Samuelson: Budget primer points to problems

Americans should balance the pain of taxes with gains from government. If people want big government, they should pay for it. If they dislike higher taxes, they should cut government.


Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise

Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion, with a backdrop of rising global tensions accelerating big deals in the defense sector.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Defense to get historically high share of research budget

The Pentagon and other security agencies’ outsize consumption of federal research money would grow further under Republican plans, while nondefense research spending would drop, sometimes dramatically, a new congressional report …