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Conneticut veteran with PTSD finds purpose in helping fellow vets

1 hour 29 min ago
The light fades from his eyes not when he talks about his time in Afghanistan, but when he talks about coming home.

US military and civilians are increasingly divided

1 hour 32 min ago
Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Like Islamists, Christians attack Nigerian culture

1 hour 52 min ago
While Islamist militants destroy cultural sites they consider idolatrous, some Christian activists in Nigeria are also targeting ancestral religious worship.

Fighting the enemy within: How Muslims in Berlin are tackling jihad

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:33
There's a thin line separating angry youth and the world of jihadists, one that underscores the risk European countries face from people they call their own.

WWII POW leaves a legacy of sacrifice, service

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:42
Rick Villa's father was held as a prisoner of war for more than three years during World War II.

After 50 years of hostility, neglected US mission in Havana shows its age

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:10
The oceanfront building that will become the U.S. Embassy in Cuba has faced a relentless enemy assault for more than 60 years. None of its assailants was human.

Iraqis displaced by Islamic State fighting face dwindling resources

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:10
With the war in Iraq intensifying as pro-government forces try to stem the tide of Islamic State militants and prepare to wrest back control of cities like Ramadi and Mosul, international aid organizations say resources are drying up for the millions of people displaced by the fighting.

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 15:08
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:50
Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs.

At Mideast forum, officials seek world's help

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:15
Mideast-weary though it may be, the international community has a duty and an interest in helping the countries of the region both rebuff violent extremists and fix the refugee crisis that in part has resulted from the fight with them — that was the message coming from the regional World Economic Forum Saturday.

Remembering their service

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:44
It has been 150 years since the end of the Civil War, that epic conflict that divided our country and eventually led to what we know today as Memorial Day. This story is about three Union soldiers, all ancestors within the writer's family, and how their service and sacrifice in the Union army changed lives.

Texas bill limiting veterans' tuition benefits is delayed

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:41
Texas State Rep. César Blanco, D-El Paso, working with colleagues late Friday, forced a delay in the passage of a bill that would limit tuition benefits to veterans' children.

Bugler plays 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:32
Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry. It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family wipe their tears, look up and know they must live the rest of their lives without someone.

American flag flies once again in front of Mare Island Hospital

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:16
A few people may find it strange that a flagpole — located in front of the unoccupied Mare Island Hospital, which closed in the late 1950s — once again holds an American flag. For others, the location is a perfect place to fly the flag.

Slain Salvadoran archbishop beatified in sign of Catholic Church’s new direction

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:15
A papal envoy Saturday declared Archbishop Oscar Romero “blessed” in a ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of people and moved the Catholic martyr one step closer to sainthood 35 years after a sniper’s bullet felled him at the altar.

Colombian rebels suspend cease-fire after military attack

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:11
Colombia’s military is bracing for a wave of renewed attacks after the country’s largest guerrilla group lifted a 5-month unilateral ceasefire after suffering a devastating military ambush.

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:02
The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:48
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Saints break through for first diamond title

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:46
Aviano carried top seed into tournament and went unbeaten to win championship for first time in softball or baseball.

Cuba and U.S. close to restoring diplomatic ties after 'highly productive' meeting

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:42
After two days of negotiations, the head of the U.S. delegation said Friday that the United States and Cuba are so close in their quest to renew diplomatic ties and open embassies that another round of talks might not be necessary.