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For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them. In a flurry of public comments since the deal, the North has been... Read More
Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners. Others who were freed included former military intelligence officials purged by their army colleagues more... Read More
Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, says the strikes took place late on Wednesday night. He says... Read More
ND Air National Guard airmen deployed to Southwest Asia
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — About 15 North Dakota Air National Guard airmen have departed for a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The airmen are assigned to the Minot-based 219th Security Forces Squadron. They volunteered for the base defense and security operations mission being led by Tech Sgt. Michael Clow. The... Read More
Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield — not a financier, recruiter or schemer arrested outside the theater... Read More
Former President Kalam buried in southern India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's military missile program. His body, carried in a glass topped hearse, was driven from his home in the tiny fishing... Read More
Senate poised to approve 3-month extension to highway bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care and leave a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. The Senate plans to take up a House-passed bill on Thursday that would extend spending authority for... Read More
FEMA approves $7.7M in W.Va. homeland security funds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $7.7 million in funding for emergency preparedness and homeland security programs in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Wednesday. About $102,000 of the funding is for the Ohio County... Read More
Aviation cadets get look at Oklahoma culture
The Oklahoma wing of the Civil Air Patrol hosted cadets who learned about Oklahoma culture. Read More
Ex-Navy SEAL alleges anti-gay bullying by CIA workers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs and other inappropriate... Read More
Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike. Carter, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and... Read More
House Roll Call: Funding for highways, transit, vets' health
The 385-34 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, providing money for federal highway aid and veterans' health care. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 170 Democrats and 215 Republicans. Voting no... Read More
FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix
WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday. The for-profit, publicly traded company is the... Read More
Senate confirms Obama's pick for Joint Chiefs chairman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., who is currently commandant of the Marine Corps, is expected to take over Oct. 1 for Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who will retire after a 41-year Army... Read More
House Roll Call: Veterans Affairs Accountability Act
The 256-170 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed the VA Accountability Act, making it easier to fire or demote employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 16 Democrats and 240 Republicans. Voting no were 169 Democrats and 1 Republican. X... Read More
House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed continued frustration at the slow pace of change at the beleaguered agency. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said... Read More
Bill shores up highway aid, veterans' health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to shore up federal aid for highway and transit programs and fill a budget hole in veterans' health care: HIGHWAY-TRANSIT EXTENSION The House voted to extend spending authority for the Department of Transportation through Oct. 29, and replenish the federal Highway Trust... Read More
House votes to provide money for highways, transit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision. In one... Read More
On Capitol Hill, GOP fighting itself, instead of Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Capitol Hill, Republicans have been fighting themselves instead of Democrats. It's been happening even though they started the year promising to show voters they can govern. And some Republicans are openly concerned that it could hurt their presidential chances. First, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz... Read More
Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has upheld a law requiring state employees to contribute a portion of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement. Justices ruled Wednesday that the 2011 law does not infringe on the Civil Service Commission's powers because voters did not consider... Read More

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