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Man accused of ramming car into Charlottesville protesters denied bail

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:13
An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail — at least until he has an attorney.

Iraqi Shiite militias pledge to take part in next ISIS fight

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:56
Iraq's Shiite militias announced on Monday they will participate in the next major battle against the Islamic State after the Iraqi forces' victory in Mosul last month.

After Charlottesville violence, anti-fascist WWII propaganda film finds new relevance

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:35
Produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and rereleased in an updated form in 1947, "Don't Be A Sucker" is a 17-minute cautionary tale about complacency in the face of hatred and xenophobia.

Army asks contractors for all-in-one infantry weapon

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:36
The Army is hunting for a new universal assault rife to arm infantrymen with a lighter, more powerful weapon as a potential replacement for systems ranging from carbines to light machine guns.

Pressure mounts on Trump to address race-fueled clash

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:00
As President Donald Trump remained out of sight and silent, pressure mounted from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

‘Nobody’s looking for a war,’ Dunford says in Seoul

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 07:42
The United States is prepared to defend South Koreans and Americans against “a limited attack” by North Korea, the Pentagon’s top military official said Monday.

Sessions defends Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 07:39
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday strongly defended President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, seeking to counter widespread criticism that the president did not go far enough in denouncing white supremacists and other hate groups.

Senior South Korean diplomat says Trump threats sowing confusion

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:24
A South Korean presidential adviser expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s recent threats to the North, breaking the new administration’s silence on the escalating rhetoric between the two sides.

Departure of Syrian rebels and refugees from Lebanon raises specter of forced returns

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:48
For the second time a matter of weeks, thousands of rebel fighters and civilian refugees who had found a haven in Lebanon are being sent back to Syria to live in what is being billed as a “safe zone” in the war-torn country.

Construction to start on new hydroelectric plant supplying energy to Fort Carson

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:34
A new hydroelectric plant will soon be built downstream from the Pueblo Dam to supply electricity to Fort Carson and Fountain Utilities.

Fort Benning soldier killed in Georgia crash identified

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:20
A Fort Benning soldier died early Saturday after the vehicle he was driving went out control on the J.R. Allen Parkway, went over the railing and crashed onto the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, authorities said.

Rights leaders ask Trump to fire ‘alt-right’ hero Bannon

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:37
Religious and civil rights leaders called on President Donald Trump to fire White House advisers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, whose association with the white-supremacist “alt-right” movement has come under heightened scrutiny after Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Va.

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:00
Demonstrating the delicate balancing act that has come to define his vice presidency, Mike Pence tried to strike a balance Sunday in Colombia between Latin American opposition to possible U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's surprising refusal to rule out that option.

Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 18:47
The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan.

West Point grad Rowley takes long route to major leagues

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:51
Trying to maintain his throwing arm in the midst of a 30-month stint with the U.S. Army often proved challenging for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Rowley. Especially when deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Wide circle of loved ones reimagines life without Maine Marine killed in crash

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:42
Ben Cross, a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, was on board an aircraft during a training exercise when it crashed into the Coral Sea off Australia last weekend. His death left a terrible void for a close-knit group of friends from his high school in Bethel, ME.

Virginia state troopers killed in helicopter crash mourned by colleagues

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:14
H. Jay Cullen, 48, was a veteran pilot who spent several years shepherding the governor around Virginia. Berke Bates, who would have turned 41 on Sunday, was just beginning to realize a lifelong dream of becoming a helicopter pilot.