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Military involvement called into question in court case

The 35-year-old man from Miami headed to Clearwater in January, according to court documents, thinking he was going to meet up with Emily Millerson, who placed a personal ad on Craigslist soliciting opinions on which branch of the military to join.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Hostage rescues fraught with danger, ex-commandos say

Hostage rescues fraught with danger, ex-commandos say

Only one of more than 40 Americans taken hostage in Iraq between 2004 and 2006 was rescued, despite the presence of more than 120,000 U.S. troops, a robust intelligence network, ownership of the skies and relatively friendly relations with the host n...
Published: 08/25/14
Tampa woman to be honored at White House ceremony

Tampa woman to be honored at White House ceremony

A Tampa woman, whose husband serves at MacDill Air Force Base, is one of 11 people who will be honored by the White House for “doing extraordinary work across the country as leaders in entrepreneurship,” according to a White House media...
Published: 08/25/14
Army: Fort Lee shooter injured self, no others

Army: Fort Lee shooter injured self, no others

FORT LEE, Va. – A soldier with a gun inside a major command’s headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn’t wound any others as a heavily trafficked Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday mornin...
Published: 08/25/14
Procession, funeral in St. Pete for controversial Marine

Procession, funeral in St. Pete for controversial Marine

BAY PINES — Dozens of relatives and friends of St. Petersburg native and controversial Marine Cpl. Rob Richards gathered at Bay Pines National Cemetery Friday to mourn his passing....
Published: 08/22/14
Army paratrooper from Ruskin killed in Afghanistan

Army paratrooper from Ruskin killed in Afghanistan

An Army paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan.
Published: 08/22/14
McRaven officially has University of Texas job

McRaven officially has University of Texas job

AUSTIN, Texas — Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.
Published: 08/21/14
Services in St. Pete for decorated Marine who stirred outrage

Services in St. Pete for decorated Marine who stirred outrage

TAMPA — The body of Marine Cpl. Rob Richards, a St. Petersburg native and war hero who touched off international outrage through a video showing him and three others urinating on dead Taliban fighters, is coming home later this week.
Published: 08/18/14
Tactics against journalists in Ferguson threaten rights of all

Tactics against journalists in Ferguson threaten rights of all

In Ferguson, Missouri, heavily armed police in heavily armored vehicles were responding to protests over the police shooting of an unarmed black teen by firing off tear gas and dragging reporters out of McDonald’s. Meanwhile, on Mount Sinjar n...
Published: 08/18/14

For-profit colleges gouging veterans, U.S. Senate report finds

TAMPA — On the heels of a student veterans group’s warning, a U.S. Senate report reveals the extent to which for-profit universities benefit from the federal G.I. Bill program.
Published: 08/18/14