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A new dynamic may be emerging in the House: A right and left flank within the GOP willing to buck leadership

56 min 29 sec ago
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, made it a binary choice: You're either for their health-care legislation or you're for "Obamacare." From Reps. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, to Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-New Jersey, spanning the party's ideological spectrum, the answer came back Friday: No, it's much more complex.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

1 hour 15 min ago
An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.

Afghanistan wooed a fugitive warlord, aiming to lure the Taliban, too. Now the warlord's deal is stuck.

1 hour 23 min ago
He is a ghost with a blood-soaked past, a man with so many enemies that even his closest aides, trying to orchestrate his return to the Afghan capital he once attacked, coyly insist they have no idea where he is.

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

1 hour 46 min ago
Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland.

EU leaders pledge unity days away from Brexit trigger

1 hour 51 min ago
European Union leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defense as a priority, just four days before Britain officially sends notice it's leaving.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for Islamic State, a challenge for police

2 hours 37 min ago
Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks are driven into popular pedestrian areas present a unique challenge for law enforcement officials as they are nearly impossible to predict and easy to pull off. They require no advanced training, no specialized materials. Almost anyone can own or rent a vehicle.

Lancers top ISB to get some title-game revenge

3 hours 8 min ago
Both of last year's D-I finalists are 1-1 after splitting opening weekend games, though Lakenheath wins in rematch between two teams.

D-I favorites come away with victories

3 hours 18 min ago
Stuttgart and Naples win easily, while Ramstein edges Wiesbaden in division openers.

Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

3 hours 22 min ago
Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.

Army veteran 'Bobblehead Bob' Manak dies at 57

3 hours 56 min ago
Bob Manak's hobby was collections, from scouring flea markets for the colorful bobbleheads that filled his West Side Cleveland home to displaying shot glasses, magnets and other trinkets. But mostly he collected friends.

Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

4 hours 9 min ago
The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.

Vilseck routs Kaiserslautern to open strongly

4 hours 15 min ago
The Falcons dominated a doubleheader against the Raiders, winning 12-3 and 12-1, with Crystal Morris and Avery Hicks combining for a no-hitter in the second game.

With 'vaping' on the rise, debate centers on its effects

4 hours 31 min ago
Whether the "skyrocketing" use of electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco use or lure youth and adults back to nicotine is a question up for debate.

Written off after 2009 grounding, USS Port Royal finishes 7-month deployment

4 hours 37 min ago
A $1 billion guided-missile cruiser Navy brass had previously written off as permanently damaged goods from a bad 2009 grounding off Honolulu Airport returned Friday from a successful seven-month deployment to the Middle East and South China Sea.

Airmen mourn 'mom of the flight line' killed in noncombat incident in Jordan

4 hours 44 min ago
U.S. troops gathered at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Thursday to mourn the death of a colleague they remembered as a kind friend, a loving wife and mother, and a dedicated and driven professional.

Is there an unforgivable sin?

4 hours 55 min ago
Is there a sin that God will not forgive? Some members of the clergy in Texas say there is, but it’s none of the things that are punished by the criminal justice system.

Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

4 hours 55 min ago
Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march.

Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US

5 hours 1 min ago
Former CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United States.

Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

5 hours 8 min ago
A former Palestinian prisoner whom Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City.

Roadside bomb, sniper kill 4 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

5 hours 11 min ago
A pair of attacks by suspected Islamic militants on Saturday killed four policemen and injured six others in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to security officials, bringing to 16 the number of policemen and soldiers known to have been slain in the area in three days.