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Shows and theater

35 min 26 sec ago

Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

41 min 19 sec ago
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

Recently announced concerts

43 min 26 sec ago

Burger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claim

47 min 6 sec ago
The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously.

Concerts

48 min 26 sec ago

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

56 min 16 sec ago
Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after skipping out on a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they were fleeing Taliban violence but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Ebola epidemic often leaves children alone, terrified and helpless

1 hour 26 sec ago
As the Ebola virus sweeps through Liberian villages, towns and cities, whole families are being cut down. Parents who die leave behind children no one wants to care for. With an acute shortage of beds, a few lucky children are picked up by ambulance and taken to treatment units. Many of the rest die on the streets.

Iraq splinters along religious, ethnic lines as Islamic State gains

1 hour 35 min ago
For millennia, Iraq has been one of the Middle East's most religiously and ethnically diverse lands. Its cities and villages are dotted with the decaying hallmarks of ancient Babylonian civilization, the mosques of the first Muslim empires, the castles of foreign conquerors, and the churches and shrines of early Christians and Jews. Now that history may be coming to an end.

Afghan deal rekindles questions on how soon US should exit

1 hour 40 min ago
The signing of a long-delayed security agreement marks both an end and a beginning for the United States in Afghanistan. While it ends months of uncertainty about whether the Afghan government would agree on ground rules for U.S. forces to remain in the war-torn country after this year, it also reopens a debate over how fast the remaining American troops should pull out.

New online tool helps troops overseas vote

1 hour 54 min ago
With the midterm elections approaching, voting activists have developed a new online tool to make it easier for servicemembers deployed overseas to cast their votes.

Fight against Islamic State raises Air Force’s profile during funding crunch

1 hour 58 min ago
President Barack Obama’s decision to keep ground troops away from the battlefield in Iraq and Syria has thrust the Air Force into the premier role in America’s latest fight against Islamic militants, bolstering the service’s stature during a time when all branches of the military are competing for limited funds.

Hagel: Military health care system not good enough

2 hours 5 min ago
The Department of Defense’s in-house review of its medical system concluded the department generally provides “safe and timely” care on par with non-military health care, according to a report released Wednesday. But that’s not good enough, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said.

Official: THAAD missile defense system being considered for South Korea

2 hours 36 min ago
A top U.S. defense official said Tuesday that Washington is considering whether to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, though Seoul continues to insist that no discussions about a politically sensitive THAAD battery are underway.

Navy says Marine who bailed from Osprey missing in Persian Gulf

2 hours 43 min ago
U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and boats are conducting a search and rescue operation in the Persian Gulf to find a missing U.S. Marine who went into the water Wednesday.

Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100 million

2 hours 46 min ago
The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

Blasts at Syrian school kill at least 32, including 10 kids

3 hours 2 min ago
Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.

Call out Congress on its dereliction of duty

3 hours 59 min ago
The Founders would not have been shocked at the executive seeking to claim the war power, but they would be astounded at Congress voluntarily giving it up.

Cost of US campaign against Islamic State likely nearing $1 billion

4 hours 58 min ago
The United States has likely spent between $780 million and $930 million in its military campaign against the Islamic State militant group so far, and it will likely cost between $200 million and $320 million per month going forward if conducted with about 2,000 U.S. service members on the ground, according to a report published Monday.

Retired Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes

5 hours 5 min ago
A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game is among 22 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

DOD: 1,400 troops to deploy to Liberia to fight Ebola, starting in October

5 hours 23 min ago
Deployments of U.S. troops to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will accelerate this month when 1,400 soldiers are dispatched to Liberia, the Pentagon announced.