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  • Insider attacks on US troops concern Panetta

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new defense system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second defense system in Japan aimed at protecting the country …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new missile system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile defense system in Japan. The exact location has not …


  • Panetta wants peaceful resolution of Asia disputes

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging countries involved in territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region to find a way to peacefully resolve those problems before they …


  • Tough words from general on Afghan insider attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a “very serious threat” to the war effort, which …


  • FBI: Operation tracking Chicago teen took months

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about …


  • Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


  • Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors …


  • Marines sent to Yemen to boost embassy security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen’s capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film critical of Islam, …


  • US official: Marine team sent to Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press …


  • US launches national defense satellite from Calif.

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on …


  • US diplomats wounded in Libya treated in Germany

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three diplomats injured in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya are being treated at an American military hospital in Germany and one of …


  • Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force. Instead, the 50 Marines …


  • Senate panel OKs veterans infertility bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate commitee on Wednesday approved legislation that expands access to infertility treatment for seriously injured veterans. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, authorizes the Department …


  • Senate panel takes up bill on infertile veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee is taking up legislation that expands access to fertility services for disabled military veterans. The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is scheduled to consider …


  • US Navy medical care boosts ties, image in Asia

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental …


  • First group of delayed young deportees approved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has …


  • Salvadoran accused in 1989 killings admits US lies

    BOSTON (AP) — A former El Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests admitted Tuesday that he lied to U.S. immigration officials, a …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …


  • Panetta hints punishment for bin Laden book author

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting that a retired Navy SEAL be punished for writing a book giving an insider’s account of the U.S. raid that killed …


  • Panetta raps book by former SEAL on bin Laden hit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is assailing publication of a book about the raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, saying the account by a former Navy …


  • Congress courts veterans leading up to election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties are using a brief pre-election session of Congress to make campaign appeals to returning veterans. Senate Democrats are pushing President Barack Obama’s proposed $1 billion …


  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made …


  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is another question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer …


  • US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall …


  • US designating Haqqani network as terrorists

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Obama administration has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. officials said Friday, in a complicated political decision as the …


  • US faces deadline on Haqqani network decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faces a weekend deadline to decide whether the Pakistan-based Haqqani network should be declared a terrorist organization, a complicated political decision as the U.S. …


  • Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


  • Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …

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