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China to close Beijing's airports during military parade

1 hour 32 min ago
China's fast growing air travel market is the world's second biggest, but the heavy air traffic and tight control of airspace by the military have given it the world's worst record for flight delays.

Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

1 hour 45 min ago
Rumors of Jalaluddin Haqqani's death have circulated and been denied by militants for the past year.

Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

1 hour 51 min ago
Some of the adults were kidnapped between 20 and 30 years ago when the rebel movement was still strong.

West Palm man receives 10-year sentence for stealing defense secrets

2 hours 29 min ago
A suburban West Palm Beach man who had worked as a computer systems administrator at a U.S. military base in Honduras has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing classified national defense secrets, among other violations.

2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

3 hours 13 min ago
Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

A divided Taliban clings to war in wake of leader's death

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:16
Less than a week ago, Afghanistan seemed to be edging toward peace. Taliban insurgent leaders were preparing to attend a second round of negotiations with Afghan officials, prodded by Pakistani authorities amid a thaw in their long-chilly relations with Kabul, and reinforced by a supportive recent statement from the supreme Taliban leader, Mohammed Omar.

Digital recording of Emperor Hirohito's WWII-ending speech released

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:11
Japanese Emperor Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible because of poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's World War II surrender.

Fire breaks out on 6th Fleet flagship

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:50
The crew of 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney was surveying the damage from a Friday fire aboard the ship, according to the Navy.

National service links Coast Guard legacies

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 14:30
This year's National Coast Guard Memorial Service was one of legacies and links to the Coast Guard's past.

Woman arrested after jumping barricade near White House

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 14:08
The Secret Service says a woman was arrested after jumping over a low barricade in front of the White House.

Veterans welcome quicker OK for concealed weapons permits

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:08
Florida's agriculture commissioner has ordered faster processing of concealed weapons permits for members of the military and veterans — a reaction to the five murders at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga.

Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:01
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

First class of veterans graduates from golf program

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:44
Two months ago, Stanley Martin had barely ever held a golf club before, let alone played 18 holes.

Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:28
Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.

82nd soldiers lend a hand at Second Harvest Food Bank in NC

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:22
It didn't take long for a group of soldiers from Fort Bragg's 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Unit, 3rd Brigade Combat Team to come up with an efficient method Thursday morning.

Renovated and expanded National Guard facility opens in Maryland

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:59
Although it has been in use for two months, the official opening of the Maj. Gen. Henry C. Evans Readiness Center in Westminster comes today, when the Maryland National Guard dedicates the renovated and expanded facility on a 10-acre location on Hahn Road.

Navy's top doc addresses newest undersea medical professionals

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:51
The Navy's top doctor addressed the graduating class of the Naval Undersea Medical Institute Friday, and explained to the audience that the medical support for a submarine's crew is the responsibility of "several people."

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:42
A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:59
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:55
Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdish Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.