Florida passes on millions of dollars in federal gun violence prevention funds

Florida is leaving up to $15 million in federal money on the table that could be used to fight gun violence. Florida was one of only six states that did not receive funding through a new federal grant to help carry out emergency risk-protection programs.

5 planets to parade across sky in rare astronomical event, while skyscraper-sized asteroid flies by Earth

More than half the solar system’s planets will align Monday in a rarely seen spectacle, arcing across a corner of the night sky.

Dayton PFAS lawsuit against Wright-Patterson AFB, DOD sits in legal limbo

Nearly two years after it was initially filed, the city of Dayton’s $300 million lawsuit against Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Department of Defense over so-called “forever chemicals” sits in legal limbo.

Son of Vancouver pilot rides with Blue Angels to mark 50th anniversary of father’s death

Harley Hall II learned a valuable lesson last week: when the leader of the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron invites you on a flight, you can’t say no.

Biden's Canada agenda stacked: NORAD, migration deals likely

President Joe Biden arrived in Canada for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on several of the world's most difficult challenges: the war in Ukraine, climate change, trade, mass migration and an increasingly assertive China.

Austin, Milley warn of dangers to national security if Republican funding cuts are approved

The military’s top leaders warned lawmakers Thursday that Republican calls to shrink defense spending to 2022 levels would force major program cutbacks that would jeopardize national security.

Space Force grows with new delta, faces challenges in Colorado Springs around facilities, child care

The Space Force is growing with the creation of a new delta that will focus on protecting and defending satellites with agency partners outside the military.

TikTok CEO grilled by skeptical lawmakers on safety, content

A nearly six-hour grilling of TikTok's CEO by lawmakers brought the platform's 150 million U.S. users no closer to an answer as to whether the app will be wiped from their devices.

Married colonels at Fort Hood fired following criminal investigations

Col. Ann Meredith has been fired as commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, as she and her husband, also a colonel fired from his command post, faced separate criminal investigations, officials at the Texas base said Thursday.

Army command sergeant major killed along with 3 children in South Carolina shooting

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Evans, 38, was shot dead Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at a South Carolina home by former soldier, 42-year-old Charles Slacks Jr.

House China panel turns focus to plight of Uyghurs

Two women who experienced life in Chinese "re-education" camps for Uyghurs will be among the witnesses as a special House committee focused on countering China shines a light on human rights abuses in the country.

GOP threatens to subpoena State Department for classified Afghanistan cable

The House Foreign Affairs Committee wants access to a “dissent cable” written by U.S. diplomats as security collapsed in Kabul in 2021.

Bell breaks ground on $20M facility in Grand Prairie after winning Army contract

Aerospace and defense manufacturer Bell Textron broke ground on a $20 million facility in Grand Prairie on Wednesday, several months after being awarded a development contract with the U.S. Army.

Launch debut of 3D-printed rocket ends in failure, no orbit

A rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts made its launch debut Wednesday night, lifting off amid fanfare but failing three minutes into flight — far short of orbit.

‘He took care of kids and loved them’: Remembering Helena Toys for Tots’ Jim Heffernan

Marine veteran James “Jim” Heffernan served his country and the people in it through protecting them and their holiday seasons. Heffernan, who helped establish Helena’s Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in 1978, passed away at age 88 on March 8.

Northrop’s $96 billion nuclear missile risks delays, Air Force finds

The Sentinel ICBM, to be built by Northrop Grumman, may miss its goal of initial deployment in May 2029 by as much as two years, according to information presented at a high-level Pentagon review.

US fears a war-weary world may embrace China's Ukraine peace bid

Chinese President Xi Jinping's meetings in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin put the Biden administration in an uncomfortable position: on the sidelines as two adversaries discuss a Ukraine peace proposal that the U.S. has deemed unacceptable.

How China, the US and others watered down a key UN climate document

A behind-the-scenes account of the political horse-trading, published by Earth Negotiations Bulletin, shows how national interests were reflected in the influential document.

Trump insists he’s ‘100% innocent’, calls Manhattan DA an animal

Former President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is "100% INNOCENT" in the Stormy Daniels hush money case and attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as an "animal."