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  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 4:46 P.M.

    Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 12:40 P.M.

    White House widening covert war in North Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 12:29 P.M.

    US begins flying home deported Mexicans

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 7:18 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    Homeland Security says Border Patrol agent killed

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol. The …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012, 12:47 A.M.

    US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012, 3:50 P.M.

    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. …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 10:36 P.M.

    Border Patrol agent shoots, kills woman in Calif.

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army brigadier general who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012, 11:32 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012, 8:42 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 4:52 P.M.

    Texas executes ex-Army recruiter after 3 reprieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Army recruiter failed to win a fourth reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court and was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 11:36 A.M.

    2 Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Marine non-commissioned officers will be court-martialed for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties, …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 9:48 A.M.

    Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 6:36 A.M.

    Shuttle to sightsee around Calif. with low flybys

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:12 A.M.

    Shuttle to sightsee around Calif with low flyovers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space, but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:46 A.M.

    Panetta: US surge troops out of Afghanistan

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The 33,000 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan to tamp down the Taliban attacks nearly two years ago have now left …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    US to reinstate New Zealand military ship visits

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 4:37 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: US surge troops out of Afghanistan

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Republicans, IG take Justice Dept. to task

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department’s inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 9:44 A.M.

    Jobs bill for vets bogs down in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 5:12 A.M.

    Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China

    BEIJING (AP) — Top Chinese leaders have a better understanding of America’s new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, but they are concerned that there is too much emphasis on China’s …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 11:31 P.M.

    Navy: Affair caused Conn. sub boss to fake death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Navy submarine commander has been found in violation of the military’s criminal code for having an affair with a woman and faking his own …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 9:30 P.M.

    Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops Wednesday that America’s new military focus on the Asia-Pacific region, including plans to put a second radar system in …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 8:28 P.M.

    Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Female soldiers from Fort Campbell deploying to Afghanistan will field test the first Army body armor that is shorter and better tailored specifically to fit …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 1:50 P.M.

    As US troop ‘surge’ ends, setbacks are piling up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 12:16 P.M.

    Study: Military drinking ‘culture’ now a ‘crisis’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 4:51 A.M.

    Panetta to meet with China leaders, tour navy base

    BEIJING (AP) — A day after the U.S. forged an agreement to put a second missile defense radar system in Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in China, …


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