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  • The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 247 theaters across the...

  • Police find no explosives after Amazon HQ threat Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Seattle police searched for explosives at Amazon.com's headquarters after a threatening letter was found at a company building, but found nothing, authorities said on Monday.

  • The bill approves a Pentagon base budget of $496 billion, in line with Obama's request, plus nearly $64 billion for conflicts abroad including the war in Afghanistan. The measure increases co-pays on most prescription drugs by $3, reduces the military housing allowance by 1 percentage point and remains silent on military pay hikes, thus allowing the Pentagon...

  • Judge questions Remington rifle settlement Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    A shooter takes aim with a Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jan. 28, 2013.

    The federal judge considering a proposed settlement with Remington's iconic 700 series rifles has no intention of rubber-stamping the deal.

  • Bill bars Pentagon deals with Russian arms dealer Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon would be barred from entering into any contract with a Russian state arms dealer under a provision of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. The sweeping package includes a prohibition on Defense Department dealings with Rosoboronexport or any of its subsidiaries until Russia has withdrawn from the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine or the...

  • Senate OKs defense policy bill Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate is on track to approve a massive defense policy bill that endorses President Barack Obama's stepped-up military campaign of air strikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State militants. Tom Coburn, R- Okla., and several other GOP senators. Once passed, the Senate would send the $585 billion...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Police: At least 2 victims in shooting at Portland, Oregon, high school; conditions not given.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The U.S. Air Force general who runs the F-35 fighter jet program on Thursday said the total value of maintenance work on the new warplane could amount to "hundreds of billions of dollars" globally over the next 50 years. Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan on Thursday announced that Italy and Turkey would take the lead for airframe and engine...

  • Architects of brutal methods had little experience Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience and no specialized knowledge of al-Qaida, according to a Senate investigation released this week. The spy agency ended up outsourcing much of its interrogation...

  • PALMDALE, Calif., Dec 10- Lockheed Martin Corp's Skunk Works was the driving force behind development of many well-known U.S. military aircraft, including the famed "Blackbird" or SR-71 spy plane that could fly from New York to Los Angeles in just over an hour. *While focused mainly on aircraft, it has developed other weapons, including the Joint Air- to-Surface...

  • Major provisions of $1.1T omnibus spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:57 PM ET

    Top lawmakers Tuesday released a massive 1,603 page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill funding every government agency but the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30. Provides a base budget of $490 billion to the Pentagon, a $3.3 billion increase. Provides $73.7 billion for overseas military operations and diplomatic efforts by the State...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A spending bill agreed by lawmakers from the U.S. House and Senate provides $554.2 billion in funding for the U.S. military in fiscal 2015, including $1.46 billion for 15 EA-18G electronic attack jets built by Boeing Co. Boeing lobbied hard for funding to extend its St. Louis production line for EA-18G Growlers, which had been due to end at the end...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A former Connecticut resident and Chinese citizen who allegedly worked on the F135 engine was charged with trying to take sensitive documents about military technology to China, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday. Yu Long was en route to China in November via Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey where...

  • Air base prepares in case F-35 can't take hot fuel Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin and 33rd Fighter Wing maintainers work with 96th Fuels Flight Airmen during a dual hot pit session at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    In the long bumpy road toward the F-35 fighter's deployment, nothing may be stranger than the story about hot fuel.

  • Charges in theft of US military aircraft documents Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— An engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. He was arrested Nov. 7 at an Ithaca, New York, home, two days after he allegedly attempted to fly to China from Newark, New...

  • Food service firms admit cheating US military Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    The case involves Supreme Group B.V., a privately held Dutch corporation, and its subsidiaries, Supreme Foodservice GmbH of Switzerland and Supreme Foodservice FZE of United Arab Emirates. "Supreme Group accepts full responsibility for, and deeply regrets our actions that led to this situation," Emma Sharma, a Supreme Group attorney and ethics officer, said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- Graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants will be detailed by a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the spy agency's anti-terror tactics, sources familiar with the document said. "There are some indications that the release of the report could lead to greater...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 6- President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned the "barbaric murder" by al Qaeda of U.S. hostage Luke Somers in Yemen during a rescue attempt by U.S. forces. "As this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home...

  • Orion hopes to launch Friday—if rocket works Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft is seen at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

    Thursday's planned maiden voyage was scrubbed after delays caused booster rocket fuel valves to get cold and sluggish.

  • OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 4- When Colonel Isaac Zida swapped his military fatigues for a blue suit to chair his first cabinet meeting as prime minister of Burkina Faso, his intended audience may have been the West and its African allies. While some diplomats have voiced unease about the military's role in politics since protests toppled long-time ruler Blaise Compaore...

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