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Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between April 20-26, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements, officials reported today. Graphic of solider pointing for ... Terrorists
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was confirmed and sworn in on Thursday, will bring an edgy, hardball style to the role of the United States' top diplomat. The former congressman from the conservative Tea Party movement of the Republican Party has advocated a hard line on North Korea ... US Department of State

Santos praised the strong cooperation and joint efforts between Colombia and the U.S., particularly through Southcom. Colombia is and will remain the strongest U.S. strategic partner in the region, he said. Santos' administration has implemented a national strategy aimed at ending more than 50 years ...
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas. "Military children go through different challenges than civilian children," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Cerna, a ...
Murrieta school officials say an error led to a new federal report's statistic that 25 percent of all rapes and sexual assaults in American high schools in 2015-16 happened on their campuses. In fact, Murrieta administrators say, there were none. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights ...
The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military's competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power ... A lethal military enhances the persuasiveness of U.S. diplomats, allowing them to negotiate from a position of strength, he added.

"Guardian Sea is an increasingly sophisticated and robust exercise that enables the U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy to continue working closely together and learning from each other," said Navy Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7. "Each year, as allies, our two nations are ... Thailand
The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas said Thursday it will be leading a $7.5 million U.S. Department of Defense project to create artificial intelligence technology for military drones. UT researchers will try to develop AI that can help drones to more thoroughly learn information as ...
Trouble is brewing for a New London-based home care business caught in the federal government's crosshairs in a case that will test overtime requirements for employees who spend the night where they work. A new federal lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor alleges Care At Home LLC ... US Department of Labor
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senators from West Virginia and Virginia have introduced legislation that, if passed, would rename the federal Department of Agriculture. The bill would change the department to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. While not making any changes to the current ... US Department of Labor
The Defense Department is already looking at ways to make its agencies more productive and efficient, the deputy defense secretary told the Defense Writers Group here today. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan answers questions at a Defense Writers Group forum in Washington, April 24, ... US Department of Labor
STERLING, Illinois -- The U.S. Department of Labor said a Sterling nonprofit exploited nearly 250 workers, violated labor laws and occasionally paid workers with ... We are obviously disappointed in the decision made by the United States Department of Labor, disagreeing with this outcome, but will take all ... US Department of Labor
“There were several of us who worked nights after work until 9-10:30 p.m. and 16-hour days on Saturdays and Sundays,” said Leuellen, who put over 850 hours into the project. The hard work culminated in a grand opening on July 31, 2017. The mayor of Belleville, Illinois, Mark Eckert, visited the grand ... US Department of Labor
Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 22nd Engineer Clearance Company based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., brushed up on their search-and-rescue skills during the Guardian Response 18 exercise held here April 22. The training scenario features searching for and treating victims in the aftermath of a ... US Department of Labor
With a top running speed over 30 mph, a bite force over 200 pounds and a sense of smell 40 times more sensitive than a human's, the military working dogs of the 48th Security Forces Squadron here are not to be messed with. Gorro, a 48th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, practices his bite ... US Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to announce changes to the way it investigates pay disparities at companies that do business with the federal government — making it easier for ... Many companies have pushed back against DOL's expanded powers, including the US Chamber of Commerce. US Department of Labor

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – A team of Middlebury College students has won the Department of Energy's (DOE) international Race to Zero Student Design Competition for ... “Our project's focus on visible engineering, design details, and collaborative learning helped set us apart from the other teams,” said Berzolla. US Department of Labor
The Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to abandon its case against Microsoft over international data privacy. ... The act establishes a legal pathway for the United States to form agreements with other nations that make it easier for law enforcement to collect data stored on foreign soil. US Department of Labor
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Bob Broscheid on Tuesday, March 20, accepted a check for $29 million from the U.S. Department of Interior, declaring the funding “critical to CPW's efforts for wildlife conservation, research, habitat preservation” as well as for supporting hunting and fishing programs. US Department of Labor
ROCKFORD — Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense have expressed interest in obtaining office space inside the federal courthouse in Rockford, an official confirmed, a move that could benefit businesses in the Rock River Valley looking to land federal contracts. Shawn Lewellen, U.S. General ... US Department of Labor
The soldier was identified as Master Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar of Austin, Texas. The 36-year-old was seriously injured after a improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Manbij, Syria, which is located in the northern part of the war-torn country. He later died of his injuries. Dunbar was assigned to U.S. ... US Department of Labor
Butler said he tied the knot with the Department of Medicine because it “stood out as one that had incredible opportunities and assets to the max.” ... The couple has two daughters; Sophia, 10; and Zara 6; they have lived all of their lives in the United States, where their father has resided since 1991. US Department of Labor
In a letter sent to staff on Friday, the district says the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights dropped the investigation. The investigation started in 2014 after someone filed a complaint with the Office. It led to multiple visits at Cedar Rapids high, middle and elementary schools, and forced the ... US Department of Labor
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a $182 billion budget and hundreds of medical facilities and offices across the country. The agency has ... Trained in emergency medicine in the U.S. Navy, Jackson was appointed as a White House physician in 2006 under President George W. Bush. In 2013 ... US Department of Labor
Exercise Cope West 2018, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces, concluded ... this exercise are very important to enhancing security cooperation and advancing the strategic partnership between Indonesia and the United States. US Department of Labor
"The No. 1 goal for us is to find a solution," he said. Jeffries said two task forces appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner have been studying infrastructure investment needs and water management issues at the Veterans Home. She expects the Department of Veterans' Affairs to release a "rough draft" of the task ... US Department of Labor
A luncheon was held here March 2 by the leaders of the 18th Wing to show their appreciation for the Key Spouse program and what it does for the base and its personnel. Attendees listen to an announcement during a Key Spouse appreciation luncheon at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 2, 2018. US Department of Labor
The collapse of a merger that was supposed to boost its firepower in America has dealt a blow to the fortunes of Ultra Electronics. The British defence contractor said yesterday that it was not proceeding with its $235 million acquisition of Sparton Corporation after authorities in the United States had raised ... US Department of Labor
President Trump and the Department of Defense are wrongly keeping plans for a grand military parade under wraps, advocates charged Monday in a new lawsuit. Public Citizen sued the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. district court, alleging the agency was ignoring a Freedom of Information ... US Department of Labor
The Arkansas Department of Human Services employees, Chelsea Smith and Stacy Houck, are accused of "seizing" children and placing them in state custody without ... 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, one Grant County mother had to wait five weeks to get her children back. US Department of Labor
The port call and U.S. operations in the South China Sea are routine, Manning said. “They demonstrate our commitment to regional prosperity and stability,” he said. The United States and Vietnam normalized relations in 1995. The first port visit to Vietnam following the war was by the cruiser USS ... US Department of Labor
“We provided manpower, which organized their assets as well as training for us, which will make us a more efficient communications flight.” Communications flight airmen disposed of more than 200 computer hard drives, inventoried and processed in about 250 computers, updated the software on 40 computers and fixed ... US Department of Labor
“Those freedoms and principles are what unite us,” he said, adding the United States is “watchful” for attempts to erode those shared principles, threaten U.S. interests or undermine U.S. partnerships within the region. “These shared concerns are driving our efforts to continue building a network of capable ... US Department of Labor
A long day of travel might include a bus to the airport, two flights with a connection, then a shuttle on the other end—a long, multi-part way home. That same multi-part travel itinerary might feel even longer if you have disabilities—and a leg of the journey does not accommodate for travelers with disabilities. US Department of Labor
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Health sent out a warning Tuesday for residents to be vigilant after a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella cases. In 2017, the state of Washington had 23 cases of Salmonella associated with the outbreak. Idaho had 10, according to the U.S. Centers ... US Department of Labor
Woman sues California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for ignoring existence of Bigfoot ... (KGTV) - A San Bernardino County woman is suing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and state Natural Resources Agency for not acknowledging the existence of Bigfoot. ... He just stared at the three of us.". US Department of Labor
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice informed the Jefferson County Attorney's office last week that it had initiated an investigation into potential race-based discrimination by Louisville Metro Council. The investigation will determine if the council's vote last year to block an affordable ... US Department of Labor
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has revealed it binned a virtual assistant it had developed for its website, with Emma Walker, manager of Digital ... "We don't feel like we're spending a lot on that support, so that turned out to not be a driver for us," she explained. US Department of Labor
Finally, we are seeing the official recommendation from the Department of Commerce when it comes to the protection of domestic steel companies. It looks promising and should provide further upside along with a strong US economy. I remain long United States Steel and will add after seeing a massive ... US Department of Labor
"It's an ammo offload pier that the U.S forces built, and right now it is dilapidated, so we are here to make some measurements and create a possible demolition plan for a future project." South Korean navy Lt. Donghyua Oh, from Jinhae Naval Base, said that the Thai, South Korean and U.S. personnel ... US Department of Labor
U.S. President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order supporting veterans as they transition from military to civilian life to ... David Shulkin, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), showed up to what he thought would be a routine Senate oversight hearing in January ... US Department of Labor
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy to finalize standards for energy efficiency, in response to a lawsuit brought by a coalition of attorneys general, including Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. In December 2016, right before President Barack Obama left office, the ... US Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed a gradual shutdown of the University of Rochester's Laboratory of Laser Energetics, a facility at the center of the region's research and commercial interests in energy and optics. In a summary document of a 2019 departmental budget request, the DOE's ... US Department of Labor
Professor Jefferson Powell, a U.S. Department of Justice official in the Clinton and Obama administrations, is set to become its director. Powell said he'll continue to teach a first-year constitutional law class, but otherwise devote his working hours at the school to running the clinic. “I'll be hands-on on a daily ... US Department of Labor
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is seeking partnerships with organizations across the state to help feed ... a 2018 summer sponsor should contact Cybele Boehm or Samantha Reeves with the Office of Child Nutrition at or or by ... US Department of Labor
Now, his family has found it more difficult to communicate with him, and a representative from the U.S. Department of State has not visited him since September. Rogers, a Connecticut native who was stationed at Fort Hood during his time in the U.S. Army, was sentenced to death by hanging on drug ... US Department of Labor
BURLINGTON, ON, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The US Department of Defense's Environmental Research Programs has announced that Eco Waste Solutions has been approved to move forward with its Deployable Waste-to-Energy Convertor for Expeditionary Bases (DWECX) with Thermal Energy to Electrical ... US Department of Labor
When Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana graduates from the Medical Education and Training Campus here, Jan. 30. Sisters and service members, Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana (left) and Air Force Airman. Sisters and service members, Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana, left, and Air Force Airman 1st Class ... US Department of Labor
“Being out here is definitely cold, but it gets us out and into a different environment,” said Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Colbert, a tank crewman. “We're able to challenge ourselves on how we operate as a unit. Whether it's hot, cold or raining, it doesn't matter what the environment really is. Here in the Marine ... US Department of Labor


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