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Kerry says no apology to N. Korea to free Americans

1 hour 44 min ago
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

Iraqi counteroffensive months aways; US airstrikes continue

2 hours 3 min ago
American airstrikes have helped the Iraqi military stall the advance of Islamic State militants, but it will be months before government forces are ready to mount a counteroffensive to reclaim lost territory, U.S. officials said here Thursday.

AAFES customers warned of pricing error at Esso gas stations

2 hours 6 min ago
A system error that was incorrectly charging customers for fuel at off-post Esso stations has been fixed, according to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Army researchers want new diagnosis for trauma-associated sleep disorders

2 hours 10 min ago
An evaluation of four soldiers at an Army hospital in Washington state has led researchers to propose creating a new diagnosis for a sleep disorder brought on by trauma such as combat.

As number of youths eligible to serve shrinks to 3 in 10, Army adapts recruiting strategy

2 hours 30 min ago
The alarming reduction in the pool of prospective soldiers worries Army brass, and they largely attribute it to three issues: obesity or health problems; lack of a high school education; and criminal histories.

Greenert wants Sea Dragon copters retired 'sooner than later'

2 hours 39 min ago
The Navy's top officer says he would like to retire the service's aging fleet of mine-sweeping helicopters "sooner than later," primarily because they are expensive to operate and not as efficient as the underwater robots that will someday replace them.

How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?

2 hours 59 min ago
If President Obama wants to use his last two years to further his agenda, here’s something he could do that would advance the cause of global security and save the country money: suspend plans to develop a new arsenal of American nuclear weapons.

Is Obama’s Middle East policy prudent or weak?

3 hours 1 min ago
President Obama has been repeatedly accused of delaying. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria’s rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action against the Islamic State. But is that necessarily such a bad thing?

ASIJ rallies in final minute to top Kubasaki

3 hours 44 min ago
Ryan Murphy scored from 1 yard out with 55 seconds left, rallying the two-time defending Kanto Plain champion Mustangs to a 31-30 edging of Kubasaki.

Overnight French raid destroys Islamic State arms center

3 hours 45 min ago
France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.

2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark

3 hours 53 min ago
Danish officials say they have arrested two men in possession of 2.2 pounds of explosive material but it doesn't appear to be terrorism-related.

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII

3 hours 56 min ago
At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday. He passed the information to Jack King, who he believed was a Gestapo agent working undercover in Britain. But King was an impostor working for British intelligence.

Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

4 hours 8 min ago
Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

4 hours 11 min ago
American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

4 hours 43 min ago
A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

Yokota pounds Edgren in season finale

4 hours 50 min ago
Decorio Perry and backfield mates Shota Sprunger, Marcus Henagan and Jamarvin Harvey combined for seven touchdowns as the Panthers won 46-14 Friday at Robert D. Edgren

As details emerge about shooter, Canada ponders security

5 hours 3 min ago
After two deadly attacks launched against members of the Canadian armed forces in less than a week, fear has arisen over whether the country's participation in the war against Muslim extremists has finally come back to haunt it.

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

5 hours 4 min ago
The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.

Officials urge calm after 1st NYC Ebola case

5 hours 27 min ago
Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old emergency room doctor, returned from Guinea more than a week ago and reported Thursday coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhea.

Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas

5 hours 34 min ago
Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday.