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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 02:17
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

$2 billion drone sales to India gets Trump OK, awaits congressional approval

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:46
The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis welcomes new commanders

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:46
A pair of Air Force colonels began new jobs on the Peninsula this week, one overseeing Joint Base Langley Eustis and the other taking command of the 1st Fighter Wing.

St. Louis woman embezzled $30,000 from disabled veteran

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:41
Tamara Jones, 35, had been appointed as the man's guardian from 2014-2015 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, prosecutors said, and took the money from a financial account. She was supposed to use that money only for his benefit, and was being paid by the VA, they said.

First four women graduate from cavalry scout training at Fort Benning

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:38
On the battlefield, the cavalry scout is considered the commander’s eyes and ears. Scouts are called on when information about the enemy is needed. They are also responsible for reconnaissance and are proficient with various weapons, including explosives and mines.

‘The Sexy Brutale,’ in the shadows of murder

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:33
Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works have joined together to bring us “The Sexy Brutale,” a delightful murder mystery that features stylish cartoon violence. You’ll relive the same day where the guests at the casino mansion (The Sexy Brutale) are murdered by the staff in a “Groundhog’s Day” sort of fashion.

White supremacists gave 6 Nazi spies a memorial — on federal land

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:05
For decades, very few people in Washington, or elsewhere, knew of the monument's existence. It wasn't a secret so much as something that just never got out — remarkable in a town famous for its leaks.

Prosecutors seek specialized court procedures in Air Force veteran espionage case

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:08
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, is under indictment on a charge of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. She is suspected of leaking a classified document about Russia’s efforts to influence last fall’s presidential election.

Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:33
The Pompeo-Mamlouk call would represent the highest-level communication between the two governments in years. It also is surprising given the widespread allegations of Mamlouk's culpability in human rights atrocities in Syria's civil war.

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:19
Court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press say the detainee known as Hambali also was charged in connection with an attack on the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta in 2003.

Feds investigate after lab improperly ships nuclear material

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:47
The National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed in a statement that it was informed by the New Mexico lab that procedures weren't followed when shipping what was only described as small amounts of "special nuclear material" to facilities in California and South Carolina.

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill — enough to sink it

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:15
The measure resembles legislation the House approved last month that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade and that recent polling shows is viewed favorably by only around 1 in 4 Americans.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:52
The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat ISIS

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:48
The U.S. military coalition fighting the Islamic State would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat IS in its remaining strongholds in eastern Syria, a U.S. spokesman said Friday.

Dismissal of Glock’s bid protest clears way for Army sidearms by Sig Sauer

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:43
The dismissal earlier this month of a bid protest by firearms maker Glock Inc., over a $480 million handgun contract clears the way for the Army to begin using its newest version of a sidearm in more than 20 years.

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:44
The Air Force Thunderbirds were practicing for an upcoming air show when there was a "mishap" during the landing. The pilot and his passenger were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Air Force says tornado damaged 2 ‘Doomsday’ 747s

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:30
A tornado that struck in Omaha last week damaged two of the “Doomsday” 747 aircraft that serve as the national command center for the United States in the case of an attack, the Air Force said Friday.

Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:27
Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:53
Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill.

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:50
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.