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8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

Hopper.com | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The next time you're rolling down the West Coast and feeling car-bound jitters, take a breather and discover some of California's top hidden travel gems as picked by us here at Hopper.

This Therapy Dog Helps Troops Deal With Post-Traumatic Stress

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and u...

Congress To Continue Debate Over Military Sexual Assault Legislation

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative ...

First Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Held At Fort Bragg Chapel

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex cer...

Trial For Army General Facing Sex Charges Delayed

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court-martial for a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges has been postponed for a third time. The trial for Brig....

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Taking Army IDs To Appear In Court

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iraq War veteran accused of stealing the identification information of hundreds of members of his former Army unit is schedule...

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and sec...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Fort Bragg court martial of a U.S. Army general facing assault charges has been postponed. The trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Si...

How to Talk Yourself Out of Loving Mendocino

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

We're moving to Mendocino. No wait -- we're not! Will somebody stop us, please? We visited the Northern California coast with our family and were immediately taken with its cool climate, dramatic cliffs, too-charming fishing villages and no-nonsense residents.

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Sequestration Concerns Follow Chuck Hagel Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wherever Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel goes these days, one topic keeps coming up: sequestration. Hagel went to Fort Bragg, N.C., on...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The trial of a U.S. Army general facing charges he sexually assaulted a female subordinate has been delayed indefinitely. A court-ma...

7 Colorful Beaches

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From a Mediterranean shore with a vibrant orange hue to a California coastline strewn with multicolored sea glass, we've rounded up seven of the world's most colorful beaches. So grab your camera and visit one of these beautiful shorelines.

Army Generals Ordered To Testify In Sex Case

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge on Tuesday ordered two U.S. Army generals to testify about whether they were pressured by superiors to charg...

FATAL VISION REVISITED: Jailed Army Doc Pins Hope On DNA And New Witnesses

Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime

An Army doctor controversially convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1970 would be found not guilty if he got another trial because of ...

Washington's Budget Battle May Sink This Business Owner

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Like many who make their living in the commercial strip outside the gates of Fort Bragg, Mike Thomas is confident the $85 billio...

Wife Of Female Army Officer Told She Can Join Spouses Club, Named 'Military Spouse of the Year'

AP | Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club...

Marines Lead, Ft. Bragg Lags... and Hagel Waits

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

Having apologized for his own very public failures and committed himself to supporting gay and lesbian service members, Senator Hagel is now under pressure to detail how he plans to make good on that commitment. He would do well to follow Marine Commandant General Amos's example.

Same-Sex Military Spouse Discrimination At Fort Bragg: What's The Bigger Picture?

Stephen Peters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

While the situation in Fort Bragg is still developing, this whole situation could have been avoided if the DoD had made the aforementioned changes soon after the repeal of DADT and issued same-sex spouses military identification cards as "family members."

An Open Letter To The President Of The Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses

Ashley Broadway | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Ashley Broadway

Earlier this month I was delighted to find that there is an Officers' Spouse Club (OSC) on the Fort Bragg base. My wife and I have been together for 15 years, so I emailed and eagerly waited to hear back. When I did, I was incredibly disappointed to be told that I "do not qualify."

Police Testing If Remains Found Near Base Are Missing Soldier

Posted 11.22.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: 11/22/12 -- Multiple sources report that the remains found near Fort Bragg are not human. ORIGINAL STORY: The discovery of remains on Tu...

Key Events In 40-Year Saga Of Green Beret Who Denies Killing Pregnant Wife

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- _ Feb. 17, 1970: Colette, Kimberley, and Kristen MacDonald – the wife and daughters of Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald – are kill...

A Jury Said Jeffrey MacDonald Killed His Wife and Kids. So Did '60 Minutes' and a Bestseller. 40 Years Later, Errol Morris Counters With 500 Pages of Awkward Questions.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Because on the basis of the evidence presented at trial and the evidence that was not allowed to be presented at trial, Errol Morris does not believe that Jeffrey MacDonald is guilty. If you followed this case, you know different.

Guilty Plea In Hazing Death Case

AP | Posted 10.13.2012 | New York

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A second soldier accused of driving an Asian-American private to suicide has received a six-month prison sentence after plead...

PHOTOS: Chinese-Americans Decry Soldier's Death

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Chinese-Americans decrying the suicide of a teenage Army private they say was hazed because of his ethnicity left Monday for the cour...

An "Americafest" for All Our Country's Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 09.03.2012 | Impact
Paul Rieckhoff

For 99% of Americans, this Fourth of July marks yet another annual tradition of barbecues, block parties and fireworks. It's the halfway point of a long hot summer. A day to celebrate freedom, 'Merica, and being born in the U.S.A. But for the other one percent? The war still rages on.