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Commandant says giving AFA cadets more responsibility will improve behavior

1 hour 50 min ago
Brig Gen. Stephen Williams said 3.7 percent of cadets are facing discipline for all reasons and "96.3 percent, if I'm doing my math right, are doing great things."

For Turkey and U.S., at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of crumbling

2 hours 9 min ago
The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can be considered allies at all.

Mississippi veterans honored with New Orleans trip

2 hours 22 min ago
Local veterans will travel to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum Nov. 15 as part of the first Miss-Lou World War II Honor Ride.

Ohio efforts to prevent veteran homelessness receive $3M boost

2 hours 33 min ago
Volunteers of America will use the three-year grant to help 260 veterans and their families in the first year to: pay for rental vouchers; workforce training; transportation; and other costs.

South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

2 hours 41 min ago
South Korea's Defense Ministry says a military court has sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died.

Judge orders hacking case against Chinese military officers put on hold

2 hours 54 min ago
There's no point in keeping the computer hacking case active against five Chinese military officers if they aren't willing to come to the United States to face charges, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled Wednesday.

NH Guard members buoyed by deployment ceremony

3 hours 10 min ago
For the third time in seven years, members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard's Fixed Wing Operational Support Airlift Command Detachment 18 (OA DET 18) are being deployed to the Middle East.

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

3 hours 16 min ago
Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further enflame the city's already high tensions.

Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

3 hours 24 min ago
An Iranian newspaper says authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors.

Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

3 hours 33 min ago
The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.

Murky Pentagon contract to build silencers ends in guilty verdicts

4 hours 6 min ago
A Navy intelligence official and a California hot-rod mechanic were found guilty Wednesday on federal conspiracy charges stemming from a mysterious scheme to manufacture hundreds of AK-47 rifle silencers for a secret military project.

Two Philadelphia WWII heroes will be honored in bronze

4 hours 21 min ago
Wild Bill and Babe -- portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers -- probably never thought they'd also be portrayed in bronze in their hometown.

Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

4 hours 44 min ago
An International Committee of the Red Cross program offering sports to amputees has seen hundreds sign up to play wheelchair basketball.

In Ga., a capitalist struggles to dazzle voters

5 hours 12 min ago
Americans profess admiration for markets and those who prosper in them. But voters can recoil from market rationality.

Drone strike kills 2 militants in NW Pakistan

5 hours 17 min ago
Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles have hit a house in the country's northwest, killing two militants.

Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia poll

5 hours 25 min ago
A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime took the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, leaving the once dominant Islamists running a close second, the election commission announced in the early hours of the morning Thursday.

For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

7 hours 4 min ago
For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

Judge: Suit can proceed over alleged radiation exposure

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:04
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against Japanese utility TEPCO and other defendants who they blame for a variety of ailments from radiation exposure following a nuclear reactor meltdown 3½ years ago.

NATO cites “unusual” Russian air activity as intercepts rise

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00
Russian jets are conducting a growing number of patrols near NATO territory, prompting a spike in the intercepts carried out by alliance aircraft this year and raising concerns about air traffic safety, alliance officials said.

Syria rebels plead for US help as Nusra Front, a former friend, goes on attack

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:36
Rebel commanders said that for the past two months, the Nusra Front, has been moving forces into towns and cities held by more moderate rebels in western Syria.