Military affairs

February 23, 2019 - 3:13 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine. Yet, if it were not for the call from their leaders to leave, they...
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February 19, 2019 - 10:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media. The bill approved by the lower house Tuesday also forbids servicemen to post photos, videos and information...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after his first medical check-up as president. Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump travels to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, for his second annual medical checkup as president.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:36 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories. Trump spent more than four hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a checkup supervised by Dr. Sean P...
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President Donald Trump waves after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The President was returning to the White House after his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's physician says the president is "in very good health" and is likely to remain so for the duration of his presidency and beyond. Dr. Sean Conley says that over the...
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February 02, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor to be his assistant and chief medical adviser. Saturday's announcement by the White House follows Trump's decision to re-nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson for a second star due to inaction by the previous Congress...
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February 01, 2019 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has an appointment with the doctor. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will receive his annual medical checkup Friday at Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington. It will be Trump's second exam since he became president in January...
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This photo posted on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows the first lady Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, looking at paperwork, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had a successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital’s military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday Asma Assad is treating “the malignant tumor” with “strength, confidence and faith.” (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital's military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday that Asma Assad is fighting a malignant tumor with "strength, confidence and faith." The specifics of her surgery were not immediately...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is denying thousands of claims from service members and their families who were exposed to contaminated drinking water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told reporters Thursday that at least 4,400 claims totaling $963...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., center, ranking member on the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee, greets Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of House committees that wield oversight powers including the authority to issue subpoenas and call hearings. At least four Democrat-led committees are expected to push DeVos on a range of topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 22, 2019 - 12:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:21 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in a province just outside the Afghan capital on Monday killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 30, officials said. Salem Asgherkhail, head of the area's public health department, said most of those...
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