National Guard

Iowa official defends ban on Democratic veterans group from parade, says decision 'is not about politics'

CLOSE<p>Reynolds addresses accusations from Democrats who served in the military saying they were barred from the veterans' parade at the Iowa State …

Iowa

North Dakota Guard unit alerted of potential deployment

A North Dakota Army National Guard unit based in Bismarck has been notified it could be mobilized.<p>Detachment 1, 174th Cyber Protection Team has about …

North Dakota

Venezuelan general, colonel arrested in assassination plot, says prosecutor

The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two …

Venezuela

Horizon Alaska Air Group employee who stole, crashed plane was 'fully credentialed,' officials said - Portland Business Journal

By Emily Parkhurst <br>– Editor In Chief, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Aug 13, 2018, 2:29pm PDT<p>Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden said both Alaska and …

Portland, OR

Big 3 airlines take on shortage of pilots with career-path help

Spurred by the pilot shortage that has already plagued many regional airlines, legacy U.S. carriers United, American and Delta since February have …

American Airlines

F-35 gets computer-enabled automatic ground collision avoidance

The Air Force will soon operate F-35s with fast-evolving collision-avoidance technology able to help fighter jets avoid ground collisions by using computer automation to redirect an aircraft in the event that a pilot is injured or incapacitated.<p>Later this year, the Air Force will fly an F-35 …

Military

Washington State Is on Track to Have the Most Wildfires Ever This Year

Contributing factors include climate change and unhealthy forests. by Eli SandersIt's not just Canadian wildfires that are generating smoky air in …

Washington State

Former LAPD Sergeant Stacey Koon Pleads Not Guilty in DUI Case

Aug 14, 2018<p>SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon -- who served time in prison in connection with the videotaped beating of black …

Crime

Special Forces Soldier Dies After Roadside Bomb Attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A Special Forces soldier died Sunday after being injured last week by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday in a statement, bringing the total number of American troops killed this year in combat in Afghanistan to five.<p>Last Tuesday, Sgt. First Class Reymund …

Afghanistan

This One's For You: Send your greetings and thanks | FOX Sports

During our annual <i>This One’s For You</i> broadcast of Cardinals baseball on Aug. 15, FOX Sports Midwest connects soldiers overseas with Cardinals Nation …

National Guard

2018 Election: Primary races in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont

Voters in four states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont — are heading to the polls Tuesday to determine party nominees ahead of …

Government

Omarosa: Trump used 'derogatory' term for Puerto Ricans; Kelly fought hurricane aid

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that White House chief of staff John Kelly shut down her attempts to get aid for Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria — and he accused the island government of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money from …

Donald Trump

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

TUNIS (AFP) -<p>Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".<p>Tunisia's interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people heading for European shores, stating that nine of …

Extremism

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville

“It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands …

Rights & Freedoms

Chicago pastor: Trump should consider sending National Guard here

Aug 14, 2018<p><b>The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands."</b><p>He says Rahm …

Black Students

Defense law has measures helping Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Measures helping the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are included in the defense policy bill that President Donald Trump signed into law.<p>Democratic New …

News (U.S.)

Election 2018

Tim Walz for governor<p>Imagine a Minnesota governor who really understood what was happening in our classrooms on their first day in office—over …

High School

DOD identifies Special Forces staff sergeant killed by IED in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, had been wounded Aug. 7 by an IED that detonated near him as he conducted …

Military

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona.<p>Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates to …

Donald Trump

TSA's useless security theater didn’t prevent a plane from being stolen

On Friday, an airport worker at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport stole a 76-seat commercial airplane owned by Horizon Air of the Alaska Air Group …

U.S. Politics

Donations to help Puerto Ricans in wake of hurricane left to rot

I think we can safely say that the United States government's response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria was a …

Caribbean

Republican candidate quits high-profile Delaware race

CLOSE<p>Here are some of the top stories we're following for today. 8/13/18<p>Peggy Marshall Thomas, the Republican Party's lone candidate for state …

Government

Arizona National Guard aviators head to California to fight wildfires

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona National Guard says a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and its crew from the National Guard's 98th Aviation Troop Command are …

Forests

National Guard helping demolish abandoned Gary buildings

GARY, Ind. — Indiana National Guard crews are back in Gary helping to demolish abandoned buildings around the city.Guard officials expect to tear …

Urbanism

Chicago Violence And Who Is Responsible.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Chicago crime is and remains out of control and yet there are hypocrites from every angle. Chicago crime today is a much more …

African-American News

The Frightful End of Monarchy in France

After the fatal epoch of June 20, my family no longer enjoyed any tranquillity; every day there were fresh alarms, and rumours that the faubourgs …

France

Letters: ‘Balanced budgets’ of the Pawlenty years

My memory of the Tim Pawlenty years is considerably different from that of Steve Sviggum (“The Case for Pawlenty” Aug. 8).As a former state …

Veterans

A Guantanamo guard and his detainee reunite

Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Steve Wood met in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2004.<p>At the time, Slahi had been in captivity for two years, accused of acts of …

News (U.S.)

Sen. Young 'aims to act' on lack of affordable housing

U.S. Sen. Todd Young says Congress can do more to ensure people have access to affordable housing.<p>Young met with housing groups in Gary on Monday as he rolled out legislation that would task a study group with figuring out how the federal government can best address the lack of affordable housing …

Housing

Kent State grad famous for posing with AR-10 is returning for campus rally

Kent State University graduate Kaitlin Bennett is holding an open carry rally at the university in the fall after gaining Internet popularity for …

Kent State