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  • MILITARY UNAWARE OF ANY FLIGHT OPERATIONS BY ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA OR ELSEWHERE- CENTRAL COMMAND SPOKESMAN SAYS.

  • Russian man: not guilty to new hacking charges Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    SEATTLE— A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Roman Seleznev's new lawyer, Steven Fogg, also told the federal judge that they "object to the manner in which Mr. Seleznev, the son of Russian Parliament member Valery Seleznev, was arrested in the Maldives in July and taken to...

  • *US military aerospace firm, 2 other contractors hit. AMSTERDAM, Oct 16- A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers said on Thursday. Researchers from Fairfax, Virginia-...

  • BAGHDAD, Oct 14- Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government has provided military aid to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobani, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official said on Tuesday. "We helped them in roughly every arena. We sent them aid, including military, "said Hamid Darbandi, the KRG official responsible for Syrian Kurdish affairs.

  • U.S. Army Colonel Jeff Hager, Apache program manager, told reporters the Army still needed approval from Pentagon leaders to proceed, but such a deal would provide greater stability to Army leaders, Boeing and the larger industrial base. "Our business case analysis does show that we will be able to achieve, working heavily with Boeing... and Boeing with their...

  • Liberia fights Ebola with soldiers, not doctors Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Liberian soldiers patrol in Monrovia's West Point slum on September 6, 2014.

    Liberia's army has suddenly become a linchpin in the fight against the Ebola virus rampaging through their country, The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 12- At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. "Ebola is a different problem set that the division hasn't before," said Major General Gary Volesky, who will soon head to Liberia along with soldiers from the 101st...

  • Boeing pays $23M settlement over labor charges Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    SAN ANTONIO— The Boeing Co. has paid $23 million to settle allegations that it submitted false labor charges to the U.S. Air Force for contract maintenance on C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. A Justice Department statement issued Friday says the allegations centered on labor costs the Chicago- based company charged improperly for maintenance and...

  • Here's the new US price tag for the war against ISIS Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    There are signs that the Obama administration is getting ready to up the ante against ISIS - at a cost of up to an additional $40 billion a year.

  • Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, as it continues to grapple with lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it...

  • Oshkosh cuts jobs as U.S. defense spending falls Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, due to lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it shapes its fiscal 2016...

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:04 a.m. EDT Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Fed officials link rate increase to economic data Court hears dispute over pay for security checks Gap Chairman and CEO Murphy stepping down Alcoa 3 Q boosted by higher aluminum prices Geithner defends terms of AIG bailout Asian stocks rebound after US gains Can you go solar? Leases, loans make it possible Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy Hacking a big...

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy US stocks have their best day of 2014 Fed officials link rate increase to economic data Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice Court hears dispute over pay for security checks Gap Chairman and CEO Murphy stepping down Alcoa beats Street 3 Q forecasts Geithner defends terms of AIG bailout Can you go solar?

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:17 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy US stocks have their best day of 2014 Fed officials link rate increase to economic data Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice Court hears dispute over pay for security checks Gap Chairman and CEO Murphy stepping down Alcoa beats Street 3 Q forecasts Geithner defends terms of AIG bailout Can you go solar?

  • Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    PALO ALTO, Calif.— Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform. "We're going to end up breaking the Internet," warned Google Inc.' s Schmidt during a public forum Wednesday convened by U.S. Schmidt and executives...

  • Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    Propel LLC is trying to figure out how to make one of the Navy's more expensive and challenging garments to assemble— the Navy parka, which it buys for $190.50 each— without stitches. It has spent the past year testing welded seams, adhesive techniques and other bonds using a federal grant from the Navy. "This was a good way for us to start to get an understanding of what...

  • Company wins new contracts despite federal probe Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Tilton is the founder of the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, which owns MD Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, and dozens of other companies. The Justice Department inquiry is focused on Tilton's hiring of a former Army officer who allegedly steered millions of dollars in contracts to MD Helicopters while the pair negotiated his future employment.

  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. The FBI also started pushing technology companies like Google, Skype and others to guarantee access to their data streams and grab emails, video chats, pictures and more. It recently emerged that Yahoo was threatened...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 7- Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. "A new defense program will be prepared now, and in its framework we want to reconsider the amount of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday. The award marks another significant win for Raytheon in the radar market, a deal valued at around $1 billion, and kicks off the next phase of a...

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