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  • Obama says U.S. will provide South Korea any help needed in ferry accident

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the South Korean ferry sinking and said the U.S. military will provide the country with any help it needs to perform rescue operations....
  • Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion in Africa

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, April 16: The Defense Department's Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa, now in at least 18 countries. The operations...
  • Dietary committee's unpalatable agenda

    When the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee met last month in Washington, most Americans were unaware of the proceedings. But all Americans should know that the committee's agenda may give them indigestion, as the government increases control...
  • CIA's use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says

    WASHINGTON A still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee report calls into question the legal foundation of the CIA's use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists, a finding that challenges the key defense on...
  • Sikorsky Agrees To Pay $3.5M Over Claims It Overcharged Army For Black Hawk Parts

    Sikorsky will pay $3.5 million to settle claims that it overcharged the U.S. military for replacement Black Hawk components, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut said Monday. The government alleges that the Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer, a...
  • Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuban government

    MIAMI The Cuban government is "concerned" about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official said Wednesday....
  • Obama at Ft. Hood memorial: 'Tragedy brings us together again'

    Obama at Ft. Hood memorial: 'Tragedy brings us together again'
    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Five years after he sought to comfort soldiers devastated by the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base, President Obama returned to Ft. Hood on Wednesday to once more offer condolences and pledges of support, repeatedly invoking...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought to rename himself after militant

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought to rename himself after militant
    WASHINGTON — Less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, a bitter, frustrated Tamerlan Tsarnaev visited a federal immigration office in the Boston area and signed forms seeking to legally change his first name. Eager to recast...
  • US subcontractor goes on hunger strike in Havana prison

    MIAMI U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross, serving a 15-year prison sentence in Havana, went on a hunger strike after learning that Washington had financed a semi-clandestine Twitter-like system for Cubans, his U.S. lawyer said Tuesday....
  • Olin 'Jack' McGill Sr.: Accountant inspired many to have success

     Olin 'Jack' McGill Sr.: Accountant inspired many to have success
    As a child of the Great Depression, Olin "Jack" McGill Sr. was no stranger to hard work. When his dad lost the family hardware store in St. Cloud due to hard financial times, McGill watched his old man build a career as a fisherman in Sebastian to put...
  • Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning

    Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning
    MOSCOW -- Ukrainian riot police on Tuesday cleared a regional administration building and public square in the eastern city of Kharkiv of hundreds of pro-Russia protesters, detaining scores in the process, officials said. “Seventy criminals were...
  • Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me'

    Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me'
    FT. HOOD, Texas — As soon as Suzy Sanders got word of the shooting at Ft. Hood on Wednesday, she began frantically texting her 21-year-old stepson, a soldier stationed at the Army post. His first chilling reply landed more than an hour later, at...