June 11, 2014

Illinois Soldier Killed By Friendly Fire

Family members are remembering a 19-year-old Illinois soldier who was among five Americans killed this week in Afghanistan as a classy young man who dreamed of a career in the military or law enforcement.


June 10, 2014

Danville VA Disputes Audit Findings

A spokesman for the VA’s Illiana Medical Center in Danville says he’s had no indication there were serious problems with patient wait times there.


Sloan Gibson
(Matt York/AP)
June 10, 2014

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

A new generation of American vets are home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, are now hitting in their 60s, 70s or 80s — there's about 10 million of them. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.


June 10, 2014

Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Five U.S. service members have died in southern Afghanistan, in a possible case of friendly fire. Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. The attack is still under investigation.


Karachi airport
(Shakil Adil/AP)
June 09, 2014

Karachi’s Airport To Reopen One Day After Terrorist Attack

One day after being the scene of a terrorist attack that left at least 23 people dead, the largest airport in Pakistan is slated to reopen Monday. Gunmen attacked Karachi's international airport Sunday night; several explosions were reported in the fighting that followed.


Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo Code Talkers whose language skills thwarted the Japanese military in World War II, is shown in a November 2009 photo. Nez died on Wednesday.
(Felicia Fonseca/AP)
June 05, 2014

Last Of The Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Dies At 93

The last of the Navajo "Code Talkers" who used their native language as the basis of a cipher that confounded the Japanese military during World War II has died at age 93.


Hailey, Idaho: A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl outside Zaney's coffee shop, where Bergdahl worked as a teenager. A rally celebrating his return home has been canceled, after organizers received threats of protests and hate ma
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
June 05, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

The news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from five years of captivity had been welcomed as a reason to celebrate in Hailey, Idaho. But organizers of a rally held in Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the U.S. deal with the Taliban that freed him.


Rep. Rodney Davis.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 04, 2014

U.S. Rep. Davis Supports Bergdahl Exchange

Some lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for the recent prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) supports the decision.


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