NORFOLK, Va. (AP)- Uncertainly over potential massive defense budget cuts affecting future ship deployments has U.S. military members and their families wondering if they will endure longer deployments.
The potential for the cuts to kick in is the result of Congress' failure to trim the deficit by $1.2 trillion over a decade. The Pentagon faces a $42.7 billion budget cut in the seven months starting in March and ending in September.
The Navy has said the cuts will mean there's less money for training and maintenance and that it could take longer to prepare crews to deploy as a result. The Navy has said that it would also deploy fewer ships to fewer places and that those that are sent out could spend longer time at sea with fewer port calls to boost morale.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:50:26 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP)- The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. The current program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,More
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. More
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:22:49 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP)— The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary estimate announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma Insurance Department.More
The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary official estimate announced Wednesday. State authorities meanwhile said two infants were among the 24 people who perished in the twister.More
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:51:15 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.Jeffrey Brabitz appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court on chargesMore
A former gym teacher at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was found not guilty in a "Peeping Tom" case. More