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House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

Jul. 12, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump's authority to make war against Iran. The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the...

Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Jul. 3, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. The anonymous 2018 gender relations survey completed by cadets at the school in New London,...

House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Conway

Jun. 26, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee approved a subpoena Wednesday to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway did not show up at a...

Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports

Jun. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — the neighborhood was full of kids — except that young girls were starting to report the boy had led them from play and...

Former Missouri governor returns to Navy, but not as a SEAL

May. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request to return to active duty with the Navy has been approved, but he will not serve again as an elite Navy SEAL. Greitens will be assigned to the Navy Operation Support Center in St. Louis as a general unrestricted line officer, which usually...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

May. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was the...