Military affairs

FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
March 23, 2017 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget. The red flag...
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March 20, 2017 - 10:36 am
TRUMP-WIRETAP UPDATE: GOP chair says no wiretap on Trump Tower WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee says there was no physical wiretap on Trump Tower, but it's possible that "other surveillance activities" were used against President Donald Trump and his associates...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Battered by a nude photo scandal, the Marine Corps has published a longer and more detailed social media policy, laying out the professional and legal ramifications for service members who participate in online misconduct. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members culpable of online misconduct. Among the coming changes: a requirement that all Marines...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Battered by a nude photo scandal, the Marine Corps has published a longer and more detailed social media policy, laying out the professional and legal ramifications for service members who participate in online misconduct. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy after being battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal. Former and current female Marines have reported their photographs and those of women in other services being posted on social media pages without their...
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In this March 14, 2017, photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the investigation of nude photographs of female Marines and other women that were shared on the Facebook page "Marines United." At least 20 victims have now come forward to complain that explicit photos of them are being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps and others, a leading Navy investigator said March 17. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2017 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 20 victims have now come forward to complain that explicit photos of them are being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps and others, a leading Navy investigator said Friday. Curtis Evans, the division chief for criminal investigations for...
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March 14, 2017 - 3:52 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the parliament based in the eastern part of Libya says Russia has promised military assistance. House of Representatives President Agila Saleh told Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency Tuesday that authorities in the east have asked Moscow to help train army personnel...
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March 09, 2017 - 8:40 pm
CHINA-TRUMP TRADEMARKS UPDATE: China defends its decision granting trademarks to Trump SHANGHAI (AP) — China on Thursday defended its handling of 38 trademarks it recently approved provisionally for President Donald Trump, saying it followed the law in processing the applications at a pace that...
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Injured men lie on bed at a hospital after the Wednesday's attack and shooting at a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital Wednesday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 09, 2017 - 6:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday at a graveyard on the northern edge of Kabul to bury a 37-year-old pharmacist — one of 31 people killed in an attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital the previous day that was claimed by the Islamic State group. The brazen daytime...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
WOMEN'S DAY Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today's "A Day Without a...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:46 am
CHINA-POLITICS-KOREAS TENSION China says NKorea could suspend nukes for halt in US drills BEIJING (AP) — China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea. Foreign Minister Wang...
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