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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

Congress seeks more information on VA deaths

TAMPA — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald has ordered a review of the VA’s national consult database, an independent review of the consultation process and clarification by a top VA official of his testimony before Congress ...
Published: 08/15/14
MacDill hurricane hunters to get $35 million overhaul

MacDill hurricane hunters to get $35 million overhaul

“Miss Piggy” is getting new wings.
Published: 08/14/14
Tampa Iraq vets offer way forward for Kurds

Tampa Iraq vets offer way forward for Kurds

As the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State rolls across Iraq, capturing cities and beheading some who don’t hew to its hardcore fundamental Islamic ways, Tampa resident Pat Morrison keeps a constant vigil on the man he says is the Iraqi milita...
Published: 08/12/14
Updated: 08/13/14