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  • Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison and transported by helicopter to a military hospital Thursday in Cairo, according to exclusive footage shown on a …


  • Royal Navy makes traditional toasts gender neutral

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Navy says it is dropping the traditional sailors’ toast to “our wives and sweethearts,” replacing the timeworn language with a gender-neutral reference to “our families.” …


  • Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts …


  • House, Senate reach agreement on defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a $633 billion defense bill that would tighten sanctions on Iran, increase security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the …


  • AP: Workers say charity gave little money to vets

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in …


  • Senate moves bill covering fertility care for vets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wounded veterans and their spouses who want to have children could get the government to pay for treatments such as in vitro fertilization under legislation beginning to …


  • Afghan attacks down overall, insider threat rises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is updating its handbook for soldiers on how to detect and prevent so-called insider attacks, providing detailed warning signs to watch for and cultural …


  • Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities have greatly increased the number of …


  • Same-sex weddings in Wash. to begin on Sunday

    OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


  • Same-sex wedding in Wash. to begin on Sunday

    OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


  • Marine brig officials grilled about GI’s jailing

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a …


  • West Point chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex …


  • Marine pioneering effort to move women into combat

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine 1st Lt. Brandy Soublet is about as far from the war front as possible at her desk in the California desert, but she’s on the …


  • Female military members sue to serve in combat

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the …


  • 9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing …


  • 9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year’s numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. …


  • 5 US generals in trouble rock military culture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pointedly warned young troops last spring to mind their ways, he may have been lecturing the wrong audience. The culture of military …


  • Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • Man says he found mom’s body after Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • Manufacturers launch program to hire more veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill some of the estimated 600,000 high-tech, …


  • Fla. judge finds in favor of vet in hepatitis case

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge ruled in favor of a veteran who says shoddy hygiene practices at a Veterans Administration hospital caused his hepatitis infection. Air Force veteran …


  • Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with …


  • Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Ariz

    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 …


  • Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. …


  • Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and …


  • Army ‘stand down’ focuses day on suicide training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a service-wide “stand down,” the Army has ordered soldiers to put aside their usual duties Thursday and spend the day on suicide prevention training as the …


  • Army: Fort Hood shooting suspect out of hospital

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage was returned to jail Wednesday after a brief stay in the hospital, military …


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