Defense Sec'y Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.

  • Written by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a "combat death" as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday as hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press