Todays Top Headlines

Adm. William McRaven, retiring Special Operations chief, to lead University of Texas(0)
Admiral: World getting ‘numb’ to North Korean missiles(0)
Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of ‘American Sniper’ author(0)
U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia(0)
PACOM chief: U.S. not worried about Chinese intel ship at RIMPAC(0)
US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty(0)
U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia(0)
House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal(0)
Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection(0)
US Border Patrol rescues 2 men from Texas heat(0)
SC military boosters start Fort Jackson campaign(0)
Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted(0)
Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement(0)
Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in damages against Chris Kyle, slain Navy SEAL sniper(0)
Obama: ‘Not a new Cold War,’ but new Russia sanctions announced(0)
APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe(0)
Senior official calls for release of Post reporter in Iran(0)
McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary(0)
Audit: VA manipulated vets’ appointment records(0)
17,000 troops’ debt relieved in settlement with loan company(0)
Perry: NH should be embarrassed by Shaheen(0)
Body of child stowaway found in US cargo plane(0)
VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets(0)
Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians(0)
U.S. close to sending largest ever Hellfire missile order to Iraq(0)
Body of child found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions(0)
Government OKs Arab-owned company Gulftainer to operate U.S. cargo port(0)
Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol(0)
Roby slams Central Ala. VA scheduling manipulation(0)
Woman admits collecting dead mother’s checks(0)
House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border(0)
Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal(0)
Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill(0)
Lending scam: Nearly 18,000 personnel to get debt relief(0)
Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August(0)
Soldier, daughter die after being struck by plane(0)
Authorities say soldiers get $92M in debt relief(0)
SC Beaufort Marine jets in day, night practice(0)
One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts – and Congress is listening(0)
Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel(0)
Admiral: World getting ‘numb’ to North Korean missiles

Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting

Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of ‘American Sniper’ author

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a

U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia

The U.S. message has been clear that if Russia would not deescalate its movements and hostility in Ukraine, more sanctions

PACOM chief: U.S. not worried about Chinese intel ship at RIMPAC

The head of the Pentagon’s Pacific Command said Tuesday that it’s ‘a little odd’ the Chinese government has sent a

U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against

House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal

House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping

Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted

The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future,

Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement

The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher’s plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in

McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

It’s been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald – and there will be no honeymoon.    

Audit: VA manipulated vets’ appointment records

Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases, intimidation of staff, to

17,000 troops’ debt relieved in settlement with loan company

About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and

VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets

The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade has changed the nature of care

Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians

Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.    

Body of child found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions

The body of an unidentified boy was found in the wheel well of an 86th Airlift Wing C-130 on Sunday

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by

Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans

Lending scam: Nearly 18,000 personnel to get debt relief

New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down

Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August

Sailors stationed overseas will soon see copies of Military Times newspapers for sale in Navy exchanges again.    

Soldier, daughter die after being struck by plane

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family

One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts – and Congress is listening

The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done.    

MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star

A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military’s third-highest award for

Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm

Calif. governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying

Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys

A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section

Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker.    

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