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Turkey says barrel bombs have hit Syrian opposition fighters

51 min 51 sec ago
Turkey's state-run news agency says a helicopter believed to belong to Syrian government forces has dropped barrel bombs in a deadly attack on Turkey-backed opposition forces in the border area.

Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

1 hour 27 sec ago
Pakistan's city of Quetta is in shutdown following a militant rampage at a police academy this week and funerals are underway as families bury some of the 61 people killed in the attack.

Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people

1 hour 6 min ago
An Afghan police official says that Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 civilians after they were abducted in a remote central province.

Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safe

1 hour 30 min ago
A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said.

Report: Pilot error blamed in Marine copter crash that killed 12 off Oahu

2 hours 23 min ago
A new report by UC Berkeley said twelve Marines were killed on Jan. 14 when two helicopters collided off Oahu as one chopper raced at night to catch up and the first helicopter turned in its path.

Air Force cadet avoids prison with plea deal in Boulder rape case

3 hours 15 min ago
An Air Force cadet accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Boulder's University Hill last year will avoid prison after taking an "11th hour" plea deal Tuesday, three weeks before he was scheduled to stand trial.

Duterte in Japan: Philippines will survive without US assistance

4 hours 5 min ago
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte once again bristled at western criticism of his war on drugs during a Wednesday speech in Tokyo, declaring his nation would not be reliant on U.S. support.

Injured Navy quarterback Tago Smith denied bid for extra year of eligibility

4 hours 28 min ago
Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Fordham. The senior underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in early September and has been rehabilitating ever since.

Commander says Fort Benning preparing for war, another combat brigade

4 hours 38 min ago
Fort Benning commander Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley was straightforward Tuesday afternoon as he addressed business and civic leaders in the Chattahoochee Valley community about the state of Fort Benning.

As Aleppo collapses, residents share tales of horror, hardship and even hope

5 hours 8 min ago
What has it been like to live through a siege that has captured the world’s horrified attention? By telephone, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and Skype, several of Aleppo's residents told their stories.

Iran sentences San Diego man to prison

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 22:49
A 46-year-old Iranian American from San Diego said Tuesday that Iran had sentenced him to 18 years in prison for “collaborating with a hostile government,” becoming the latest dual citizen to be jailed in a secret trial in the Islamic Republic.

Email leak reveals turmoil, strategy of Clinton's campaign

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 22:17
Though the WikiLeaks disclosures have not contained the sort of campaign-shaking bombshell that some Trump backers had hoped for, the emails have provided an almost unprecedented historical archive of the inner workings of a major-party presidential campaign.

Naval Academy to honor Holocaust survivor for work with midshipmen

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 21:09
Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter will give Nesse Godin, was born in 1928 into an observant Lithuanian Jewish family, a certificate of appreciation for her work with academy.

California depot saves Navy, Marines budgets by stretching life of F-18 jets

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:54
A decade ago, the Navy likely would’ve junked a heavily damaged strike fighter near the end of its anticipated service life — but these days, every Hornet is precious.

Fort Bliss soldier pleads guilty to selling meth while in uniform

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:46
Sgt. Derek Calderon, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, according to court documents.

Iraqi village freed from Islamic State, but then things get complicated

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:43
Free of the militant group’s stern Islamic strictures, residents of Bartella were initially relieved — but freedom brought new problems. Were they innocent civilians, or militants in disguise?

Maxwell Air Force Base Cyber College holds 1st forum

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:27
It has been over a year since the Air Force Cyber College at Maxwell Air Force Base officially opened and last week its first open forum was held for community members.

Rights group calls Pentagon's Syrian civilian casualty probes inadequate

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:54
Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition appear to have killed hundreds of civilians in Syria, a leading rights group said on Tuesday, urging the Pentagon to share more information about alleged civilian casualty incidents.

Uncovering the background of former SEAL in Missouri gubernatorial race

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:38
Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL and Rhodes scholar is the Republican nominee for governor in Missouri. In the year since he first entered the race, he’s become the most polarizing figure in Missouri politics.

HIMARS unit returns to JBLM after battling Islamic State

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:30
Happy reunions took place at Soldiers Field House on JBLM welcoming back soldiers after more than nine months in the field. Elements of the unit served in Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey and helped support the Iraqi military as it fought against the Islamic State.