US to send two advanced air-defense systems to Ukraine in new $820M military aid package
The United States will send two advanced air-defense systems to Ukraine as part of its latest $820 million military aid package, Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale announced Friday.
‘This is probably it’ Marine pilot thinks before successfully landing his Super Hercules after mid-air collision
For landing his KC-130J Super Hercules and its crew safely after it was struck by an F-35B Lightning II during that aerial refueling exercise, Marine Corps pilot Capt. Michael Wolff was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Shifting abortion laws cause confusion for patients, clinics
Abortion providers and patients were struggling Friday to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.
Air Force will treat expulsion as default punishment for personnel who commit sexual assault
A recent update to Air Force personnel policy has made discharge from the service the default consequence for sexual assault convictions.
Julian Assange appeals to UK court against extradition to US
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed against the British's government decision last month to order his extradition to the US, the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of classified U.S. documents.
Sikh plaintiffs seek clearance for keeping beards while going through Marine boot camp
Three Sikh men suing the US military on religious freedom grounds are seeking a ruling allowing them to attend Marine Corps boot camp without having to shave their beards or meet other grooming standards.
Best-selling author discusses warrior spirit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base event
D.J. Vanas, an enrolled member of the Ottawa Tribe and former Air Force officer, presented two interactive programs for base audiences.
Ohio veteran Joe Burdick’s love for the U.S. flag is evident in his creations
Veteran Joe Burdick takes great pride in that service to his country – so much so it has spurred a business and philanthropic effort called Burdick’s Flags – all centered on creating unique wooden American flags.
Gun owners sue Washington, demand to carry firearms on Metro
Four men with permits to carry concealed handguns in Washington, D.C., sued the city, arguing that the ban on carrying firearms in the Metro transit system is unconstitutional under a recent Supreme Court ruling.
High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a case involving a state law that gives California-based flight crews more generous meal and rest breaks than required by federal rules.
McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives.
Californians won’t weigh ‘involuntary servitude’ amendment
California will not consider amending its constitution to eliminate indentured servitude as a possible punishment for crime after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration predicted that it could cost the state billions of dollars to pay minimum wage to prison inmates.
Texas orders districts to audit, fix school security issues
State officials on Thursday ordered local school districts across Texas to audit and correct security deficiencies at their schools before the start of the next school year.
California first to cover health care for all immigrants
California on Thursday became the first state to guarantee free health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally, a move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year.
Cheney presses primary foe on Trump's election claim
Rep. Liz Cheney pressed her Donald Trump-backed primary opponent on whether she agreed with the former president's assertion that widespread fraud cost him reelection. The opponent said there were "serious concerns" about the 2020 election.