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The Latest: Greek pol: 'No' vote means goodbye to the euro
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 7:50 p.m. The leader of Greece's conservative main opposition party says a "no" vote in Sunday's austerity referendum would drastically weaken the country's negotiating position with its... Read More
Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 50
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers on Friday retrieved five more bodies from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing from a central Philippine port, raising the death toll to 50. The bodies were recovered hours after coast guard spokesman Cmdr. Armand Balilo said all 187 passengers and crew members on... Read More
Christie says program to help military members to continue
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Struggling members of the military can continue to seek help and advice from veterans under a program New Jersey's 2016 budget will continue to fund. Gov. Chris Christie said in a statement Friday the Vets4Warriors program will continue thanks to $8 million in the state's new budget to help... Read More
Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week. Davutoglu said Friday Vecdi Gonul, who was defense minister between 2002 and 2011, will again head... Read More
Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information. Reports two years ago that Angela Merkel's cellphone... Read More
Border officers stop $3.2 million worth of pot in Arizona
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at a port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, have stopped a shipment of nearly 6,500 pounds of marijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized an estimated $3.2 million worth of the drug from a Mexican man attempting to cross into the... Read More
Colorado Guard jets to stage July Fourth flyovers
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — F-16 fighter jets from the Colorado Air National Guard will stage seven flyovers across the state for July Fourth parades and celebrations. Jets will appear over Firestone, Lake City, Monument, Ouray, Redstone, Silverton and Telluride. No times for the flyovers were released. Read More
Fort Jackson commander to be promoted to major general
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The commander of the Army's largest training installation is being promoted to the rank of a major general. Friday's promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Roger Cloutier is hosted by Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, the commander of the South Carolina National Guard. The event presenting... Read More
White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. ___ THE BRIEF Jim Webb has built a long career as a soldier, writer, Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan and a U.S. senator from Virginia. Webb's next chapter will... Read More
Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida militants. One of them turned out to... Read More
VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a... Read More
Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to... Read More
Some veterans struggle with fireworks
Independence Day is almost here, and so are the fireworks. For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the loud booms and flashes of light can bring mixed reactions. Read More
Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday. At least 134 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana... Read More
Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida militants. One of them turned out to... Read More
Denver VA hospital curtails some surgeries for maintenance
DENVER (AP) — The Denver VA Medical Center says it will delay some surgeries and send others to outside hospitals while maintenance is performed on operating room equipment next week. Hospital Interim Director Carolyn Adams said Thursday the work involves water pressure and filters on some surgical equipment. She... Read More
Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to 'kill criminals'
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered. The documents, shared with The Associated Press by the Miguel... Read More
Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso. The U.N. mission in this west African nation has the highest number of casualties of the world body's 16... Read More
US drone strike kills Islamic State leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. A senior U.S. official said that Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a Tunisian, and another fighter with him were... Read More
Body of prison escapee released to New York funeral home
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a convicted murderer who broke out of prison and was fatally shot after three weeks on the run was released to a funeral home Thursday as his fellow escapee continued his recovery at a hospital under heavy guard. Richard Matt's body was being transported from a northern New York... Read More

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Oklahoma City Honors Veterans

Nov 11A number of ceremonies, parades and dedications were held across...

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Veterans officials address concerns at OKC town hall

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Coburn says federal government shouldn’t arm local police

Sep 9At a Capitol Hill hearing, Sen. Coburn questions how the Defense...

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Michael Behenna: What his life is like now

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