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Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

Dec. 6, 2019 10:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and civilian, in exchange for establishing President Donald Trump's space force initiative. The agreement would...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

Dec. 6, 2019 9:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the work of determining why the Black Hawk crashed in a farm...

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead,...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 7:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Esper sees no immediate need to send more US troops to Gulf

Dec. 6, 2019 6:41 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, California (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday the Trump administration is keeping a close eye on unrest in Iran and Iraq, but he sees no immediate need to send any substantial number of additional U.S. forces to the region. “Right now we believe we have sufficient...

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Dec. 6, 2019 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin," she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure...

New Hampshire Guard unit getting ready to go to Afghanistan

Dec. 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire Army National Guard aviation unit is getting ready to head to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony is scheduled Saturday for the guard's Operational Support Airlift, Detachment 18, in Concord. Based in Concord, the fixed-wing aviation unit is scheduled to deploy to...

U.S. Navy says a second victim is dead in addition to the shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

Dec. 6, 2019 9:45 AM EST
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Navy says a second victim is dead in addition to the shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

U.S. Navy confirms one additional death in Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting in which shooter also died

Dec. 6, 2019 9:22 AM EST
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Navy confirms one additional death in Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting in which shooter also died.