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  • 4 crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    November 24, 2015 7:11 AM

    FORT HOOD, TX.- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas... more »
  • US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

    November 23, 2015 11:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is accelerating its attacks on tanker trucks used by the Islamic State to haul oil for its lucrative smuggling operations. A U.S. spokesman in Baghdad said Monday that the U.S. hit 283 oil tanker trucks in eastern Syria on Saturday as part of a concerted... more »
  • Bush calls for US ground forces to fight Islamic State

    November 18, 2015 7:09 AM

    CHARLESTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the United States must commit U.S. ground forces to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. In a speech in South Carolina, Bush says "air power is essential" but cannot by itself rid Syria and Iraq of the extremist Islamic group.... more »
  • Local enforcement honored Sunday morning

    November 15, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local leaders honored law enforcement officers and military personnel Sunday morning at the First Pentecostal Church. State Senator David Vitter and State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson were among those who praised the servicemen and women for their contributions. "I've been doing this for 35 years,... more »
  • Local Baton Rouge veteran remembers time in service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - J.W. Vaughn, a former sailor in the Navy, sat down with News 2's Jessica LeBlanc Wednesday and remembered the days of his service to his country. "My mind was not segregated. I integrated myself with everything," said Vaughn. Drafted into the military in 1944, Vaughn served his... more »
  • Edwards draws criticism for use of military background in ad

    November 11, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Afghanistan war veteran speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony took aim at governor's candidate John Bel Edwards, who has made his military resume key to his election effort. Mike McNaughton, a retired National Guard soldier, urged candidates in his Wednesday speech to "not use our... more »
  • Army sending team to look into wayward blimp

    October 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MUNCY, Pa. - The Army is sending a two-person accident-investigation team to Pennsylvania to look into why a military surveillance blimp came loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated away. Pennsylvania police are using shotguns to deflate the wayward blimp. The blimp, fitted with sensitive defense technology,... more »
  • Fighter jets track military blimp drifting over Pennsylvania

    October 28, 2015 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets are tracking an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland and is drifting north over Pennsylvania. Details are sketchy, but a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado says the blimp detached from... more »
  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women

    September 25, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy SEALs is recommending that the naval special warfare units be opened to women, but warns that women will have greater risks of injury and the service will be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs. Rear Adm. Brian Losey says... more »
  • Veterans attend job fair on 9/11 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans were in and out of the Mall of Louisiana all day Friday looking for work. Capital Area United Way and BASF partnered together to host a job fair for those who have served in the military. "The military is absolutely the best training in the world.... more »
  • Obama: Assad inviting Russian military into Syria

    September 11, 2015 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says it appears Syrian President Bashar Assad is inviting the Russian military into his country because he's worried about his grip on power. Obama says the U.S. is warning Russia that doubling down on its support for Assad is doomed to fail. The president's comments... more »
  • Poll: Americans concerned most over China's economic power

    September 9, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a more serious concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyber attacks and the Asian nation's growing military power. The survey was released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center ahead of a U.S. state visit this month by... more »
  • Second airship launched in test of missile defense system

    August 19, 2015 3:04 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. - The U.S. military has launched the second of two helium-filled airships near Baltimore to test an East Coast missile defense system. The confirmed launch Wednesday at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted... more »
  • Man charged with disturbing peace at Camp Shelby

    August 5, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. - Officials say they have arrested the man they believe was making the sounds soldiers at Mississippi's Camp Shelby reported as gunshots Tuesday and Wednesday. However, Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith says Alfred Baria, 61, claims he can make his maroon Isuzu pickup backfire on... more »
  • Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office

    July 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station. David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a... more »
  • Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

    July 17, 2015 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, tells reporters that arming troops in those... more »
  • Pentagon announces plan aimed at lifting transgender ban

    July 13, 2015 2:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, and anyone willing to serve the country should be able to do so. Carter is creating a working group to do a six-month study on the impact of lifting... more »
  • Fort Polk to lose 388 troops amid Army cuts

    July 9, 2015 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Fort Polk Army base in central Louisiana is in line to lose 388 troops as the Army announces cuts in active duty forces. Members of the state's congressional delegation said Thursday they were disappointed in the cuts, but added that the reduction at Fort Polk could... more »
  • House panel uses war funds to skirt budget limits

    June 2, 2015 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A GOP-controlled House panel has approved using $37 billion in unrequested war money to match President Barack Obama's 7 percent budget boost for the military. This, over the opposition of Democrats and the White House, who argue that domestic programs deserve equal treatment. The move came as... more »
  • Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:04 PM

    ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery. People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.... more »
  • Memorial Day ceremonies

    May 25, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today millions of people across the country are honoring the men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Here are some area events taking place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Port Hudson Memorial Ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. in... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Veterans spend years serving our country, so when they come home it's only right that we return the favor. Dr. Charles Achane was on 2une In Tuesday to tell John Pastorek more about what the Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center is doing to make veterans' lives easier. ... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • New US Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-ISIS meeting

    February 23, 2015 2:58 AM

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening an unusual conference in Kuwait of top American military, diplomatic and intelligence experts on the administration's strategy for countering the violence and spreading influence of the Islamic State militant group. Carter summoned several three-star and four-star generals, including Army... more »
  • US to allow export of armed military drones

    February 17, 2015 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is amending its weapons sales regulations to allow the export of armed military drones to friendly nations and allies. The State Department said Tuesday the new policy would allow foreign governments that meet certain requirements - and pledge not to use the unmanned aircraft illegally... more »
  • Senate takes up bill to lower suicide rate among veterans

    February 2, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans appears headed to the president's desk. The Senate is expected to take up a bill Monday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old veteran who killed himself in 2011. The bill is aimed at reducing a wave... more »
  • Key military command's Twitter account hacked

    January 12, 2015 12:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Twitter account of the military's U.S. Central Command was taken over Monday by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of the Islamic State militants. American and coalition fighters are launching airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria. The site was filled with threats that said "American... more »
  • Young men get navy seal pre-training

    December 28, 2014 6:24 PM

    AMITE - About a dozen young men are going through some intense training to perhaps become Navy Seals one day. It's happening at Camp Spehar and trained Navy and Marine veterans attempt to give the young hopefuls a glimpse of what they can expect in the Navy. "Can't... more »
  • US cutting planned troop presence in Liberia

    November 12, 2014 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The commander of the U.S. military's Ebola response in Liberia says the mission will be limited to 3,000 troops - which is 1,000 fewer than originally planned. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Voleski told reporters Wednesday that the lower number is sufficient because there are a greater-than-expected number of... more »
  • Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

    October 29, 2014 2:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. already has more than 1,000 troops in West Africa helping with the fight against Ebola -- and the number could grow to nearly 4,000. And when they return from those missions, every one of those troops will go into supervised isolation for 21 days. That's the... more »
  • WATCH: Airman surprises family following tour of duty check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2014 10:37 PM

    ZACHARY- An airman returned home from a 14-month tour of duty to surprise his family Wednesday evening. Screams could be heard coming from a large banquet room at Sammy's where Andressen Taylor's family had gathered. They were elated to see Taylor walk into the room shortly after 6 p.m.... more »
  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    September 21, 2014 3:17 PM

    DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... more »
  • Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point

    September 12, 2014 2:08 AM

    DENVER, CO - Retired Gen. David Petraeus says President Barack Obama's decision to intensify the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is a good start. Speaking in Denver at a 9/11 commemoration Thursday, Petraeus said Obama made a forceful case for battling militants who control large... more »
  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. But administration officials say Obama will press... more »
  • Town of Jackson to honor veterans with new memorial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:36 PM

    JACKSON - A town in East Feliciana Parish is coming together to honor veterans of the armed forces with the construction of a new memorial. The Jackson Tourism Enhancement Committee is heading up the project with plenty of support from local residents. "A lot of people find this... more »
  • US kills six militants in Somalia strike check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:22 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... more »
  • Soldiers return home from Afghanistan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2014 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families were reunited with soldiers returning from Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon. Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 927th Engineer Company were flown into the Baton Rouge airport after being away from their families for a year. The unit is based in Baton Rouge and deployed... more »
  • New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    August 17, 2014 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign. U.S. Central Command says a combination of bombers, fighter jets, attack planes and unmanned drones hit targets near Iraq's largest dam in... more »
  • Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum. For... more »
  • National Guardsmen honored in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2014 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - American heroes were honored Sunday afternoon for their service in the military. Members of the 844th and 1021st Engineer Company, and the 2228th Military Police Company along with the 159th Fighter Wing were all honored with the Louisiana War Cross award. More than 360 National Guardsmen... more »
  • Obama: 275 US forces deploying to Iraq

    June 16, 2014 5:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq. Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces are equipped for combat and will remain in... more »
  • House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

    June 11, 2014 2:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care could soon get help from Congress. The Senate is poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who've encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors... more »
  • Obama: US will boost military presence in Europe

    June 3, 2014 7:42 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - President Barack Obama says the United States plans to increase its military presence in Europe by sending in more American troops. Obama is speaking at a joint news conference in Warsaw with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. Obama says his new initiative will involve prepositioning more U.S. military... more »
  • House panel rejects cuts in military benefits

    April 30, 2014 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress is saying "not so fast" to a Pentagon proposal to cut subsidies to military commissaries where service members and their families shop at a reduced cost, as well as other proposed changes to benefits. The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its draft legislation Tuesday, and Republicans... more »
  • Soldier caught with bag of pot released to military

    March 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday. Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
  • Russia demands 2 Ukraine warships surrender

    March 3, 2014 10:40 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised to create a new unity government which would rule until an early election no later than December. But the proposal seemed to be a non-starter as diplomats met in Brussels,... more »
  • Religion waivers for the military

    January 22, 2014 7:33 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Pentagon approved a new policy that allows members of the military to ask for waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices. The waivers will be allowed on a case-by-case basis and depends on where the military member is serving and if... more »
  • La. troops return home from Kuwait check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas has come early for a number of local military families. This morning members of the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company of the Louisiana National Guard touched down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. They've been in Kuwait for ten months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, conducting... more »
  • Defense bill deals with sexual assault in the military

    December 13, 2013 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military is heading to the Senate, where it could get slowed by Republican outrage over majority Democrats' limits on GOP power. The House passed the legislation Thursday. The strong bipartisan vote... more »
  • Pennington gets $16 million in defense grants

    December 4, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center has received two grants from the Department of Defense totaling nearly $16 million. The military research and health promotion grants are in support of optimal nutrition, fitness, combat readiness, Warfighter performance and resilience. The first grants, called CROWN 2 is... more »
  • Lawmakers to get update on propellant removal

    November 19, 2013 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting an update on efforts to dispose of 18 million pounds of military propellant that authorities said had been improperly stored at Camp Minden. The state Military Department had planned to use federal money to hire an outside contractor to remove the explosive materials.... more »
  • Philippines typhoon death toll rises

    November 15, 2013 8:55 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine civil defense official says the death toll from last week's Typhoon Haiyan has risen to 3,621. The new figure surpasses he estimated 2,500 deaths that President Benigno Aquino III had predicted earlier this week. Meanwhile, the U.S. is sending roughly 1,000 more troops and... more »
  • Veterans Day events honor military for service

    November 11, 2013 7:39 AM

    Across the nation on Veterans Day today, Americans are honoring the sacrifices and service of the armed forces. President Barack Obama plans to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In his proclamation, Obama says the country's obligations to those who have served "endure long after the battle ends." The... more »
  • Assad credits Russia with chemical weapons move

    September 12, 2013 10:37 AM

    MOSCOW - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia's initiative and not because of the U.S. threat of attack. Assad told Russia's state Rossiya 24 news channel in an interview that is set to be broadcast fully later Thursday... more »
  • Obama: No ground troops, air campaign in Syria

    September 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria. In his speech to the nation Tuesday seeking public support for a possible military strike against President Bashar Assad's government, the president also promised he would not pursue... more »
  • Watch the president's LIVE address to the nation HERE

    September 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about a possible U. S. response to Syria using chemical weapons against rebel fights and civilians in its ongoing civil war. The president initially called chemical weapons use a "red line" he warned Syria not to cross. Obama... more »
  • Boustany says he'll vote against Syria strike

    September 9, 2013 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has become the third member of Louisiana's congressional delegation to say he opposes U.S. military intervention in Syria. Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, announced his decision Monday to vote against President Barack Obama's proposal after a closed-door briefing with other members of Congress,... more »
  • Obama sees potential breakthrough in weapons idea

    September 9, 2013 5:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could be a potential breakthrough. Obama told NBC News in an interview Monday that he remains skeptical that Syria will follow through and turn over its stockpile, so he's... more »
  • Vitter to vote no on US military action in Syria

    September 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sen. David Vitter says he will vote against a U.S. military strike in Syria, becoming the second member of Louisiana's congressional delegation to register opposition to President Barack Obama's proposal. The remaining members in the state's congressional delegation, including Sen. Mary Landrieu, say they are undecided about... more »
  • La. members of Congress largely undecided on Syria

    September 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's congressional delegation remains hesitant and uncommitted to President Barack Obama's request for support of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Only one member of the state's delegation, Republican Rep. John Fleming, has taken a definitive stance on the proposal. And he's in solid opposition to U.S.... more »
  • McCain opposes current Senate resolution on Syria

    September 4, 2013 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria. McCain is an outspoken advocate of intervention against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and wants more than cruise missile strikes and other limited action. The Arizona Republican threatened earlier this week... more »
  • Boehner says he supports Obama on Syria

    September 3, 2013 10:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. The Ohio Republican says the use of chemical weapons must be responded... more »
  • Assad: Risk of regional war if West strikes Syria

    September 2, 2013 12:53 PM

    PARIS - Syrian President Bashar Assad says military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. The Syrian leader says the Middle East is a "powder keg" and no one can say what will transpire if the West takes military action against Syria. He warns, however, that "the... more »
  • Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria

    August 30, 2013 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without broad international support or in direct defense of Americans. Not since President Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 has the U.S.... more »
  • Obama says he's considering 'narrow' Syria action

    August 30, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. Obama says that attack was a... more »
  • Syrians prepare for possible attack

    August 30, 2013 9:18 AM

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Shops in Syria's capital are filled with people stocking up on bread, canned food and other necessities ahead of what are expected to be U.S. military strikes. But there appear to be no signs of panic or food shortages. U.N. inspectors, meanwhile, have been at... more »
  • Assad: Syria will defend itself

    August 29, 2013 10:44 AM

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his country will defend itself against any aggression. That's according to Syria's state news agency. Secretary of State John Kerry has said links between a poison gas attack on Syrian civilians and the Assad government are "undeniable," but U.S. intelligence officials are... more »
  • US signals readiness to strike Syria

    August 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says any military action against Syria will be limited, and won't be aimed at forcing Bashar Assad from power. The administration is getting ready to declare formally that chemical weapons have been used in Syria's civil war. And White House spokesman Jay Carney says it... more »
  • White House: Chemical attack requires response

    August 27, 2013 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, but says any action taken against the Syrian regime is not intended to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the... more »
  • Stocks fall as tensions with Syria escalate

    August 27, 2013 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Worries about a potential military strike against Syria are dragging down the stock market and sending oil and gold prices higher. Tension is rising between Syria and the West. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that U.S. forces are ready to strike if President Barack Obama... more »
  • Top lawmakers call for military response in Syria

    August 25, 2013 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two top lawmakers are calling for an immediate U.S. military response to the Syria's suspected chemical weapons attack that killed at least a hundred civilians last week. Republican Sen. Bob Corker is calling for the U.S. to respond in a "surgical and proportional way, something that gets their... more »
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    August 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    FORT MEADE, Md. - A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks. Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. The judge convicted the 25-year-old soldier last month... more »
  • Toll in Egypt violence mounts to 30 nationwide

    July 5, 2013 2:37 PM

    CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
  • Interim president pays tribute to protesters

    July 4, 2013 3:25 PM

    CAIRO - It's the first step toward setting up a new leadership in Egypt. The country's interim president was sworn in today before his fellow judges at the country's Supreme Constitutional Court. Adly Mansour said afterward that the protests that helped bring about the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi were... more »
  • Egypt army ousts Morsi, calls early vote

    July 3, 2013 2:18 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's military has replaced their embattled president, President Mohammed Morsi, with the nation's chief justice, suspended their Islamist-backed constitution and called for early elections. Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the... more »
  • Pentagon: Hagel calls Egyptian defense minister

    July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary George Little is refusing to release any details about the content of the... more »
  • Female World War II veterans share their stories

    July 2, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four female World War II veterans met in Baton Rouge today to share stories and be recognized for their service. Some of the women are more than 90 years old, yet they remember their time in the military like it was yesterday. "My decision to... more »

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