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  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    By Associated Press

    A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. Published April 24, 2014

  • NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander

    By Associated Press

    A 22-year veteran of the U.S. military has been named commander of an upstate New York-based Army National Guard aviation unit with elements currently serving in the Persian Gulf. Published April 24, 2014

  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    By JASON STRAZIUSO - Associated Press

    The removal of South Sudan's military chief of staff - who comes from the same ethnic group as rebels fighting the government - further freezes a powerful minority out of top government positions, an analyst said Thursday, as battles continued following a massacre by rebels. Published April 24, 2014

  • Dog alerts customs officers to undeclared cash

    By Associated Press

    Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying. Published April 24, 2014

  • Prosecutors urge death penalty in sailor's slaying

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT - Associated Press

    Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks. Published April 24, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:59 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    The original "Band of Brothers" has a new commander and will be getting a new home. Published April 24, 2014

  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    By GENE JOHNSON - Associated Press

    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. Published April 24, 2014

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    By DEB RIECHMANN - Associated Press

    The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved. Published April 24, 2014

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN - Associated Press

    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Published April 24, 2014

  • MARTA looks to military bases for police officers

    By Associated Press

    Metro Atlanta's public transit system is looking to Detroit and military bases in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia as it attempts to recruit new police officers to its force. Published April 24, 2014

  • Tony Blair to warn West: Take sides against radical Islam

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to issue a stark warning to the United States on Wednesday to choose sides and draw lines in the fight against radical Islam, the Guardian reported, citing an advance copy of his speech. Published April 23, 2014

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