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Bill could streamline process for troops, veterans to get commercial driver’s license

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:37
The legislation would make permanent a two-year exemption issued by the Department of Transportation that allowed states to waive the commercial driver’s license knowledge test for current servicemembers, Reservists and National Guardsmen who meet certain conditions.

They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos; they came back in caskets

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:44
Their families didn't know they were in Laos, and didn't know that they'd started working for the CIA in addition to their jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.

Turkey rejects Arab terms on Qatar, US urges sides to talk

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:30
Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

Family's legacy of flight stretches from World War II to today

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:18
Ken Underwood has an incredible story to tell. It's an unbelievable tale of service, love, devotion and determination, so full of impossible twists that Hollywood producers would reject it as too far-fetched, nigh onto impossible.

Israel strikes targets in Syria for second day

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:15
The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

Russia's still targeting US elections, Sen. King warns, and experts say we're not prepared

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:10
For weeks, U.S. Sen. Angus King has been telling anyone who’ll listen that the biggest, most worrisome thing about Russian interference in the 2016 election isn’t getting enough attention and has nothing to do with President Trump.

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:46
Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

All building cladding samples tested in UK failed fire safety

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:34
The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:11
Studies suggest thousands of students at community colleges nationwide could be considered homeless or precariously housed, either because they have been thrown out of home, evicted, or sleep in a shelter, car or abandoned building.

Wright-Patterson recognized for bee conservation

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:11
An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations.

An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:09
The 470-acre site, known as Kol-e-Hashmat Khan, is one of the rare recognized wetland areas in central Afghanistan. Once it drew wealthy sightseers and royal hunting parties, but during four decades of war and turmoil it lay abandoned and neglected. The water filled with sludge, unauthorized settlements sprang up around the edges, and fewer birds stopped to rest or breed in the desiccated marsh.

Westmoreland County, Pa., Airshow was thrilling, but Arnold Palmer's absence was felt

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:05
This year's show was dedicated to Palmer, who died in September.

Group works to use solar power to help veterans in need

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:58
When Scott Owens, a combat wounded Army veteran living in southeast Winter Haven, needed help paying his utility bill, the American Legion in Lake Wales stepped in to keep his lights on.

Clark State expands tuition discount for military families

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:55
Clark State Community College will extend its 50 percent military tuition discount next year to members of the National Guard and U.S. Reserves, along with a smaller discount for military spouses.

Emil Kapaun sainthood investigation continues, but could take years

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:52
The Vatican remains intensely interested in the Kansas priest’s story of heroism and faith during the Korean War, said Father John Hotze, who has researched Kapaun’s story for the Wichita Diocese of the Catholic church.

In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:10
The Israeli government froze a long-overdue plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States.

Shining more light on the heroism of black Civil War soldiers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:48
Blacks volunteered and organized for service from the start of the war in 1861. But it was only after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, that they were officially "received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service."

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:42
A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:31
Improvements will focus on aging dry docks, new equipment and rethinking yard layouts, said Vice Adm. Tom Moore, who heads Naval Sea Systems Command. The investment in dry docks alone would be $3 billion to $4 billion over 30 years at these yards.

Gilmon D. Brooks dies; Montford Point Marine made history

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:10
As a young Marine, Gilmon D. Brooks witnessed history when the American flag was raised on Feb. 23, 1945, on Iwo Jima during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.