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Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

49 min 45 sec ago
Trump, who has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office, is now weighing limiting even further the number of refugees allowed into the country in the next fiscal year.

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

1 hour 3 min ago
Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press.

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

1 hour 6 min ago
Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make clear at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to probe and reveal an interest in certain Trump decisions as president.

Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

1 hour 58 min ago
The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people.

Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor for actions during secret mission in Vietnam War

2 hours 51 min ago
A retired Army Green Beret credited with saving multiple lives during a covert four-day mission into Laos to target North Vietnamese soldiers operating there will receive the Medal of Honor next month, 47 years after his heroic actions.

For flag officers, an IG probe usually means early retirement

3 hours 2 min ago
If the investigation into Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington’s alleged flirtatious texting of a local woman proceeds like similar past probes, he’ll join an Air Force three-star, a Marine four-star and scores of other senior officers in undergoing months of turbulence, followed by retirement.

Maria hits Puerto Rico as Category 4, weakens to Category 2 as it leaves

3 hours 3 min ago
Widespread flooding was reported, with many streets turned into rivers. In Catano, the mayor said 80 percent of the 454 homes in a neighborhood were destroyed. The fishing community on San Juan Bay was hit with a storm surge of more than 4 feet.

Here's why you should pay attention to this weekend's German election

3 hours 12 min ago
If you're searching for the opposite of last year's loud, long and controversial American election, look no further than Germany. On Sunday, voters there will head to the polls in a crucial yet strangely quiet election.

More than 40 nations ink nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

3 hours 43 min ago
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world's nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

4 hours 14 min ago
The Security Council is backing reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the world body's far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly this week.

Trump says decision made on Iran deal, won't say what it is

4 hours 20 min ago
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has made a decision on whether to walk away from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but refused to say what it is, setting the stage for a particularly contentious meeting of the parties to the agreement.

Afghan president details US strategy for Afghanistan

4 hours 36 min ago
President Ashraf Ghani said the U.S. strategy is three-fold: double the size of the Afghan commando force, bolster Afghanistan's military airpower, and overhaul the military leadership as part of broader reform of Afghan security forces.

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

4 hours 54 min ago
A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday.

Iranian president: Trump comments at UN 'ignorant, absurd'

5 hours 10 sec ago
Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for North Korea strategy

5 hours 30 min ago
President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution.

Rested Midshipmen set to host Cincinnati Bearcats

5 hours 50 min ago
Navy conducted three relatively short and light practices last week. Coach Ken Niumatalolo gave the Midshipmen the weekend off to refresh and recharge. The Navy-Cincinnati game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Syria: Battle for ISIS capital reaches ‘final stages’

5 hours 57 min ago
The battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages," the U.S.-backed force leading the assault said Wednesday.

David Bey dies; former All-Army boxer once fought Larry Holmes for world title

6 hours 2 min ago
David Bey was a heavyweight boxer from Philadelphia who lost his shot at the world title in a bout against Larry Holmes in 1985 in Las Vegas. Last week, Bey, 60, was fatally injured in a construction site accident in Camden.