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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

10 hours 22 min ago
"You can see it in people's faces that they're a little horrified that they forget this is what the day's about," said Army veteran Allison Jaslow. "Culturally, we've kind of lost sight of what the day's supposed to mean."

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

11 hours 8 min ago
Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to Islamic State.

Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally

11 hours 22 min ago
Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests - pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin.

A Shared Grief: Gold Star Mothers find kinship amid the burden of their loss

11 hours 34 min ago
The Gold Star Mothers' national roots stretch back to World War I. Now a new generation of women, whose sons or daughters died while on active duty, or as a result of injuries received on active duty, are coming together because they understand each other in ways no one else can.

Paying tribute to WWI fallen in France

11 hours 51 min ago
American and French citizens came to Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, in the rolling hills of north-eastern France, to honor servicemembers who gave their lives near here almost a century ago.

Angry British Airways passengers still face long lines, cancellations

12 hours 6 min ago
British Airways said "many" of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

13 hours 47 min ago
For Democrats, struggling to return to the majority, military veterans provide potential candidates as the party deals with an elective wipeout during Barack Obama's presidency with the loss of more than 1,030 seats in state legislatures, governor's mansions and Congress.

Three American teenagers accused of assault in Seoul

15 hours 50 min ago
Three American teenagers linked to U.S. Forces Korea are suspected of attacking two South Korean men after they bumped shoulders while walking near Sogang University about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers: Islamic State snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

16 hours 29 min ago
On Saturday, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces began a new offensive to recapture the Old City from three directions.

Memorial unveiled for Air Force captain killed in an A-10 crash 20 years ago

16 hours 44 min ago
Capt. Amy Svoboda was the Air Force's first female combat pilot killed on a mission, when she died May 27, 1997 during a tactical training mission on the Barry Goldwater range.

As veterans grow older, the next generation shoulders Memorial Day traditions

17 hours 4 min ago
For the past five years, Boy Scouts Troop 274 has marked the graves of veterans at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with American flags for Memorial Day, a task formerly shouldered by the local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association.

North Korean leader claims new anti-aircraft weapon ready for ‘mass production’

17 hours 57 min ago
The Korean Central News Agency said that Kim Jong Un watched the test of a new “anti-aircraft guided weapon system” and declared it a success. The report didn’t give a date or location.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

18 hours 15 min ago
The lawsuit alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server caused the death of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, because it exposed terrorists to sensitive information.

Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Naval Academy

19 hours 30 min ago
It's the first game at a service academy though quite possibly not the last. The league has explored doing games at the Army's home at West Point and at the Air Force Academy.

US soldier from Georgia killed in crash in syria

20 hours 56 min ago
He’d wanted to serve his country since the day we all know now as 9/11, and Etienne J. Murphy was just 6 years old at the time.

Al-Qaida tries comeback with bin Laden son as mouthpiece

21 hours 46 min ago
The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son.

DPAA still plagued with problems after reorganization, report says

21 hours 53 min ago
It’s been more than two years since the scandal-plagued Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office merged to form the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency — a new U.S. government super-agency responsible for recovering America’s war dead.

In Somalia, Islamist rebels block the starving from food deliveries

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 22:31
Near a dried-out reservoir on the edge of this village is a dilapidated mud hut. The family that lived there until last month went so far as to strip off its straw roof and feed the material to their emaciated cattle. When the animals died anyway, the family disappeared.

UK lowers terrorism threat level, citing arrests

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 21:45
Prime Minister Theresa May said the United Kingdom’s terrorism threat level has been lowered to “severe” from “critical” after arrests related to the May 22 attack in Manchester.

Iron Focus gives Fort Bliss brigade top training

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 19:27
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team got to experience some of the Army’s best and most varied training without having to leave Fort Bliss.