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Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

21 min 57 sec ago
As recently as 2007, gun homicides outnumbered heroin deaths by more than five to one.

'Norfolk Four' seek pardons from Va. governor

33 min 57 sec ago
Four former sailors who have long claimed that police coerced them into falsely confessing to a 1997 rape and murder have asked Virginia's governor to declare them innocent.

Oklahoma's Pruitt Is Trump's pick to lead environmental agency

1 hour 16 sec ago
Oklahoma attorney general is a chief opponent of the Obama administration's climate agenda in charge of implementing the nation's environmental laws.

2,300 US soldiers headed to Afghanistan this winter

1 hour 57 sec ago
The Army will deploy an armor brigade and an aviation brigade totaling about 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter as Afghan forces struggle to contain a Taliban resurgence there, the service announced Thursday.

Investigation: No evidence Pentagon favored space contractor

1 hour 2 min ago
The Defense Department's internal watchdog says it found no evidence to support an allegation that the Pentagon showed favoritism toward space contractor United Launch Alliance.

Union president challenges Trump on Carrier

1 hour 15 min ago
The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.

Winter Illuminations

1 hour 15 min ago
Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

John Glenn, 1st US astronaut to orbit Earth, has died

1 hour 24 min ago
John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

MGM National Harbor opens amid a casino glut and big shift in gambling culture

1 hour 25 min ago
As thousands of people stream into MGM's new casino at National Harbor for the first time, industry analysts worry that states desperate for tax dollars have over-saturated the East Coast with casinos. And that millennials won't play.

Movies on base through Dec. 14

1 hour 32 min ago
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain and Turkey.

A lethal mistake leads to a harrowing ambush in Iraq's Mosul

1 hour 41 min ago
As Iraqi forces advanced toward the al-Salam hospital in Mosul earlier this week, encountering only light resistance from Islamic State fighters, commanders decided to seize the facility instead of sweeping the neighborhoods along the road leading to it.

Military families could get break on power, gas bills in Mississippi

1 hour 47 min ago
Mississippi's Public Service Commission wants electrical power and natural gas companies to give military families a break when the head of household is deployed.

Backpack trip tells geologic story of Grand Canyon

2 hours 57 sec ago
To really appreciate the Grand Canyon, you have to go below the rim and hike to its bottom, at the Colorado River, and explore its side canyons and plateaus.

Ship engineers sentenced for blocking Coast Guard inspection in North Carolina

2 hours 2 min ago
Cassius Samson, 52, and Rustico Ignacio, 66, both of the Philippines, were sentenced for obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection that took place in July 2015 aboard the cargo ship Ocean Hope at the Port of Wilmington.

US official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities

2 hours 8 min ago
A senior U.S. military official says North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon. But the official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.

Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches

2 hours 32 min ago
A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House announced the initiative on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds.

US official: 50,000 Islamic State killed in wars to date

2 hours 41 min ago
A senior U.S. military official for the first time says the U.S.-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria.

Army, seeking to end 14-game losing streak to Navy, focuses on present

2 hours 48 min ago
Serving as additional inspiration for Army is the memory of former teammate Brandon Jackson. The sophomore cornerback died in a one-car crash shortly after starting in the Black Knights' home opener Sept. 10, a 31-14 win against Rice.

Defense bill with troop pay raise headed to Obama

3 hours 14 min ago
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act with the 2.1-percent raise and measures to add troops and halt an Army drawdown. Last week, the House passed the bill, which sets defense policy for 2017.

Review: A poet on the run in startlingly great 'Neruda'

3 hours 18 min ago
Chilean director Pablo Larrain is on a hero’s quest to destroy the conventional biopic it seems. He turned the post-assassination days of Jacqueline Kennedy into an atmospheric examination of mythmaking and the public and private self in “Jackie,” and in “Neruda,” the story of a poet on the run, into a thrilling meditation on authorship.