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Wisconsin National Guard unit returns from Irma relief efforts in Florida

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:49
More than 300 members of the 128th National Guard unit traveled to Florida to help with hurricane recovery efforts, spending one week there before returning to Eau Claire late Sunday. They were joined in Florida by another 300-plus members from the 127th Infantry, based in Appleton.

Presidential pardon power is not absolute

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:42
It strains logic to suggest that although a president can be removed from office for an unconstitutional pardon the pardon itself must be judicially enforced.

Did Comey give Trump a victory? Data don’t show it

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:40
Based on the evidence at hand, we see no reason to conclude that the Comey letter produced shifts in Clinton’s support that were sizable, persistent or consequential.

Van Houten has paid dearly. Let her out

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:39
The woman I’ve gotten to know in recent months seems nothing like the girl once controlled by Manson’s brainwashing and hallucinatory drugs.

An infrastructure deal should be easy, but it isn’t

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:37
Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Veteran who fought off library attacker among 18 honored heroes

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:32
An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:21
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan.

Germany arrests multiple ISIS suspects in Berlin

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:11
Two Iraqi men have been arrested in the German capital on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes as part of the Islamic State, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces launch battle against ISIS footholds in vast Anbar province

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:07
Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airstrikes began an assault on the Islamic State in western Anbar province on Tuesday, breaching one of the last two militant strongholds in the country that is believed to be a possible hiding place of the group's elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Russian navy launches barrage of cruise missiles in drills

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:58
The Russian military says its warships have test-fired cruise missiles in an exercise that comes along with weeklong war games held by Russia and Belarus.

US troops deployed to Israel get a new barracks

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:23
A small group of U.S. troops carrying out a missile-defense mission in Israel is taking up residence inside a new barracks building on an Israeli base in an effort to improve living conditions for troops.

German workers at US bases strike over pay

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:16
About 70 German workers from U.S. military bases at Ansbach, Katterbach and Illesheim went on strike Tuesday to demand higher wages.

Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:05
Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

Afghan air force gets upgrade with arrival of first Black Hawks

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:51
Two American-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Afghanistan on Monday, the first of nearly 160 such aircraft that the country’s air force will get in the coming years as part of an ongoing modernization plan.

Navy removes workers who called babies 'mini satans'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:41
Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:33
The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions.

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:31
Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.

From Cold War to the fall of the Wall, Wiesbaden Scout troop has endured

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:21
Launched in 1957, the same year as the Soviet satellite Sputnik, Wiesbaden’s Boy Scout Troop 107 has lasted through 11 U.S. presidential administrations and the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union itself — all the while teaching children life skills and an appreciation for the outdoors.

Service dog gives big lift to injured Air Force veteran

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:10
Air Force veteran Billy Marshall received a Purple Heart and a Meritorious Service Award, but he lost part of his left arm and leg. But, he has Lucy.