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Arrest made after man sped into Naval Station Great Lakes

Navy Times - 2 hours 57 min ago
Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two security cars during a police chase.

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him'

Navy Times - 3 hours 8 min ago
Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released.

Biden praises Japan's new military policy

Navy Times - 3 hours 25 min ago
Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

Navy Times - 4 hours 13 min ago
For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Submarine Squadron 6 to get new commander

Navy Times - 4 hours 15 min ago
A Norfolk-based submarine squadron is getting a new commanding officer.

Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans

Navy Times - 5 hours 19 min ago
Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and 'take care of my guys.'

U.N.: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July

Navy Times - 5 hours 41 min ago
More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.

27 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels

Navy Times - 6 hours 14 min ago
A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.

$16.3B VA reform bill passes Senate 91-3; Obama expected to sign

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:08
The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs reform bill on Thursday night, sending the measure to the White House and giving Congress a legislative victory before the start of its summer break.

U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:43
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:03
A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.

Congress presses DoD for allotment system reform

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:56
Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Pentagon to improve the paycheck allotment system that allows service members to direct portions of their biweekly pay to certain people or institutions.

First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:24
Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is 'a stain on the soul of this nation,' as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members.

State Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:11
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Con

Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:34
A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:09
Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard Bayer, a spokesman for the German prosecutor's office.

Chiefs list coming next week

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:51
The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.

IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:48
Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General

Where would new VA medical facilities be located?

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:33
Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

Navy Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:44
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
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