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This photo Aug. 1, 2013 photo, courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., shows from left, Inhofe's son Perry Inhofe, Inhofe's grandson Cole Inhofe and Sen. Inhofe in Oshkosh, Wis. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, Ryan Jackson)

Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Defense on Monday confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma. […]

11/11/2013

A sign solicits workers in Berlin, Vt.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

US jobless claims jump to 374,000 due to backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims […]

10/10/2013

This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo.  (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips […]

10/09/2013

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments […]

10/09/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Pentagon chief attending arrival of 4 war dead

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Joining Hagel on the trip from […]

10/09/2013

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Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law […]

10/05/2013

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No. 2 US nuke commander suspended amid probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Command for issues related […]

09/28/2013

Roses that were placed on an anchor at an entrance of the Washington Navy Yard as security personnel stand watch, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

How can red flags be missed like Navy shooter’s?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s sprawling system of background checks and security clearances is so unreliable it’s virtually impossible to adequately investigate the nearly 5 million Americans who have them and make sure they can […]

09/19/2013

3D graphic of the 197 Builidng in the Washington Navy Yard shows areas where shooting took place (AP)

Gunman’s path to DC emerges, but questions remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn’t sleep. He believed people were following him, using a […]

09/18/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: Congress, world credibility on line

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over […]

09/04/2013

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In first major test, Obama overrules new team

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule them all. […]

09/02/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Syrians stock up ahead of feared US-led attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians stocked up on bread, canned food and candles Friday as the U.S. and France prepared for a potential military strike against the Syrian government, which the West alleges used chemical […]

08/30/2013

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