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Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:45
Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:07
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Help my nation face the Russian threat

1 hour 5 min ago
Now is the time for the international community to stand with Ukraine. To stop Russia, it will take the global community acting in concert.

Iraqi Kurds: A nation in waiting

2 hours 46 min ago
Ever since Sunni Islamic militants occupied much of northern and western Iraq, threatened Baghdad and proclaimed a new caliphate, the world has been grappling with the possibility that the Iraqi state may disintegrate along sectarian and ethnic lines — with Iraq’s Kurdish minority leading the way.

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

3 hours 20 min ago
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Texas Guard troops don't get arrest powers at border — yet

7 hours 18 min ago
Last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that he was activating 1,000 National Guard troops in response to the border crisis. Because the troops were deployed by Perry and not federal officials, experts said Perry can allow them to make arrests and apprehensions. But will he?

National Guard C-130s to be grounded by 2020?

7 hours 29 min ago
Military leaders in Wyoming and elsewhere are calling on Congress to modernize the Air National Guard's C-130H fleet or risk grounding the planes.

'Spirit of '45' Tour celebrates Greatest Generation

8 hours 57 min ago
August 14, 1945: It has been called the greatest day for the Greatest Generation, a day when the entire nation celebrated the end of World War II together.

Sen. Walsh plagiarized my work

9 hours 8 min ago
Although I don’t condone plagiarism, I was surprised and mildly flattered that Sen. Walsh had decided to incorporate so much of my paper into his, albeit without citing me once.

Key World War I battle re-enacted in Poland

9 hours 23 min ago
About 200 history enthusiasts from across Europe have gathered on a hilly area in Poland to reconstruct the Battle of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and German Empires in the first days of World War I.

Liberator of concentration camp and veteran of 3 wars honored

9 hours 27 min ago
As a 23-year-old Army officer helping to liberate a German concentration camp during World War II, Alvin Ungerleider used prayer to show the surviving Jews that not only was he one of them, but they were free.

Israel, Hamas hold out for more gains in Gaza war

9 hours 42 min ago
Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the failure of the world's most influential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-fire. Here's a look at what each player wants:

EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

10 hours 56 min ago
Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.

US: Satellite images show Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

11 hours 35 min ago
Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border.

WWII Marine's death could have deeper meaning

11 hours 42 min ago
Randolph Allen’s family members never stopped trying to find out what happened to him after he was among the U.S. Marines who landed on the tiny island of Tarawa during World War II.

Humor helps wounded Green Beret cope

11 hours 46 min ago
Laughter comes easily to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cody Ensley, less than a year after he nearly lost his life in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated.

'Serving together makes us just that much stronger': 2 Maine families share long military tradition

11 hours 51 min ago
The two Bangor-area families have members from multiple generations with decades of service within the Maine Air National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing — known as the MAINEiacs — and members who joined the Army, Army Guard or Army Reserves, or who switched from one branch to another.

Wash. VA security, police officer safety, compromised by radio problems, documents show

12 hours 32 sec ago
Five years after a choppy radio call from an officer attacked by a patient, a weak radio communications network still plagues a Puget Sound-area VA police force responsible for protecting thousands of patients and staff at the Seattle and Lakewood campuses.

Extend visas to our Iraqi and Afghan allies

12 hours 31 min ago
Taking care of those who took care of us does not mean doing them a favor. It means acting on fundamental American values.

Boko Haram kidnaps top official's wife in Cameroon

14 hours 4 min ago
A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack that also resulted in multiple deaths.