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1 year 3 weeks ago

Proposed Defense Cuts Could Raise Tricare Fees

The proposed 2015 budget from the Pentagon of $47.4 billion could mean major changes to the Defense Department's healthcare program, Tricare. DoD said Tricare rates would likely increase, as well as the cost of other healthcare benefits. This would impact a large portion of Southern Colorado's population, made up of...

2 years 8 months ago

Senate panel OKs $604 billion defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a $604 billion defense spending bill that reverses proposed Pentagon cuts in Air Force personnel and equipment. The Appropriations defense subcommittee approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday. The measure would provide $511 billion for the base budget and $93.3 billion for...

3 years 2 months ago

Rep. Lamborn responds to Army announcement

Rep. Doug Lamborn serves on the House Armed Services Committe. Late this afternoon, he released this statement on the Army's plan to reduce brigades by up to 30 percent: "The Obama Administration's plan to dramatically reduce the size of our Army is deeply troubling. It would be unwise and...

3 years 4 months ago

Local jobs at stake in budget stalemate

Thousands of local jobs are in jeopardy after the Congressional "Supercommittee" failed to agree on spending cuts. The stalemate triggered $1 trillion in automatic cuts to Medicare and defense spending. Economist Fred Crowley of Southern Colorado Economic Forum says any cuts in defense spending will have a direct, negative...

3 years 5 months ago

Carrier case: Search warrant stays

The defense motion to suppress a search warrant affidavit has been denied by the judge in the Josh Carrier pre-trial hearing. The affidavit has to do with the search for child porn at Carrier's home and on computers.

3 years 8 months ago

Anthony defense: Prosecution evidence a fantasy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy." Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains...

3 years 10 months ago

Gates: Defense spending about to decline

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says defense spending is about to enter a steep decline that may force the Pentagon to abandon some military missions, shrink the armed forces and perhaps limit America's role in the world. In one of his final policy speeches before retiring next...

4 years 2 months ago

Pentagon plans to shrink budget over next 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures. The plan, announced Thursday, identifies a separate...

4 years 4 months ago

Broncos defense struggling without Ayers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos worked all summer on mastering the machinations of defensive coordinator Don Martindale's system. And then one fractured foot forced them to forgo all those plans. With hybrid pass-rusher Robert Ayers sidelined for the last month, the Broncos have scrapped their 3-4 look in...

4 years 5 months ago

Lockheed Martin to sell EIG unit for $815M

Lockheed Martin says it has agreed to sell its enterprise integration group to the private equity firm Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash. Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, announced its plan to sell the group in June along with the Pacific Architects and Engineers unit...

4 years 6 months ago

Contempt case to wrap up against Douglas Bruce

The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday. There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt. Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of...

4 years 8 months ago

Blagojevich will not testify

CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich's attorneys say the ousted Illinois governor will not testify at his corruption trial. Blagojevich had long pledged to take the stand in his own defense, saying for months that he wanted to do so to set the record straight. But his attorneys initially said...

4 years 9 months ago

NORAD plans joint exercise with Russia

The Colorado Springs-based North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a joint air defense exercise in August. The focus will be combating terrorism. This exercise will take place in both Russian and U.S. airspace, over Alaska and Russia.

4 years 11 months ago

NORAD commander concerned about radar

A top U.S. general is trying to reassure the public the military supports wind power and other alternative energy, despite his concerns that turbines may block radar that detects threats to North America. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, head of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Religious pot defense headed to trial

A Colorado man who says his religion explains his marijuana use is fighting a possession charge in court. Trevor Douglas says he admitted having marijuana in the car in August of 2009 when he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration in Clear Creek County. Douglas says...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Defense rests in Darrent Williams slaying trial

Lawyers for a man accused of shooting and killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams have rested their case without calling the defendant to testify. Willie Clark faces first-degree murder and other charges. Clark told Denver District Judge Christina Habas on Monday he'd like to testify but he fears for...

5 years 1 month ago

Gates pitches $768.2B defense budget to Congress

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities." Gates joined Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in outlining fiscal 2011 budget proposals to the Senate Armed Services Committee....

5 years 6 months ago

Timing of missile defense announcement criticized

The Obama administration is coming under fire from members of Congress over its decision to make changes in missile defense plans. At a hearing today, lawmakers said they resented hearing about the decision in news reports before being briefed. A Pentagon official told the Senate hearing that the administration rushed...

5 years 6 months ago

Broncos quickly adapting to 3-4 scheme

Inheriting a Denver Broncos defense in complete disarray, Josh McDaniels decided to junk it soon after taking over as head coach. No patches, salvage jobs or quick fixes, just throw the scheme out and start over. Now, the Broncos defense is back on the road to respectability. The unit is...

5 years 6 months ago

US to adjust European missile defense plan

The Pentagon says the Obama administration is making a "major adjustment" to a European missile defense plan that has been an irritant in relations with Russia. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell says the plan has been changed to better protect U.S. forces and allies in Europe from Iranian missile attacks. Earlier...

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