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  • California surfer killed in shark attack

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


  • FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Decision soon on general’s demotion, punishment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demoting a four-star general for spending misconduct could be harsh and would force the officer to lose as much as $1 million in retirement pay, the Army’s …


  • Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • AP source: 2 sailors to be punished in sex scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. sailors are expected to receive administrative punishments, but not be criminally charged, in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military …


  • Prostitution charges likely against US sailors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military official says the U.S. expects to charge two Navy sailors in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military members …


  • Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • Court: Fort Hood suspect can be forcibly shaved

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial. The U.S. …


  • US sees potential for wider anti-Taliban uprising

    AB BAND, Afghanistan (AP) — Fed up with the Taliban closing their schools and committing other acts of oppression, men in a village about 100 miles south of Kabul took …


  • Investigators probe shooting at US-Canada border

    SEATTLE (AP) — Investigators are learning more about the 32-year-old Washington state tattoo artist who wounded an unarmed Canadian border guard and then killed himself — but they’re still trying …


  • Stepdad: Border guard shooter sent text to mother

    SEATTLE (AP) — An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as …


  • Officials: Shot Canadian border guard to recover

    SEATTLE (AP) — An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as …


  • Officials seek motive in US-Canada border shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday as investigators worked to determine …


  • Motive still unclear in US-Canada border shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday as investigators worked to determine …


  • Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …


  • White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but …


  • 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, …


  • Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy submarine and the Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast are both back in port and officials are investigating what went wrong, the …


  • Yeager re-enacts historic sound barrier flight

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) — Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is …


  • Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon said late Saturday that it is investigating why a Navy submarine collided with an Aegis cruiser off the East Coast. The U.S. Fleet Forces …


  • US warning reflects fears of Iranian cyberattack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s pointed warning that the U.S. will strike back against a cyberattack underscores the Obama administration’s growing concern that Iran could be the first …


  • Hearing set in Wash. state in Afghan rampage case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A hearing for the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March has been set for Nov. 5 at an Army base in …


  • Source: Mexican teen killed by US BP agent

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard raises bias questions

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — An Army appeals court on Thursday questioned whether a military judge exceeded his authority in ordering the suspect in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort …


  • 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 …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard case at appeals court

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court will hear arguments Thursday about an issue that has indefinitely postponed the murder trial for the suspect in the worst mass …


  • Bail ruling expected in Russian tech theft case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to offer bail to the owner of a Texas microelectronics company accused of conspiring to sell advanced technology to …


  • US sends forces to Jordan as check on Syria

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria’s civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, …


  • Feds: Owner tried to hide complex Russian scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Texas microelectronics company instructed co-workers and associates to cover their tracks as they conspired to sell highly regulated microelectronics to the Russian military, …


  • US official meets with Libyan president on attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser has met with Libya’s president and discussed ways that Libya can better help the United States track down …


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