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Ground broken for veterans memorial wall in Illinois

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:56
Highland officials and members of the American Legion Post 439 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 5694 gathered at Dennis H. Rinderer Park for the ceremonial start to construction of the Wall of Remembrance and Honor.

US is said to test support for extending Iran nuclear limits

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:43
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is consulting U.S. allies in Europe as he seeks a way to toughen restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program a month before President Donald Trump faces a deadline to decide whether to walk away from what he’s called “the worst deal ever.”

German right-wing party on course to enter parliament

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:30
A nationalist party that wants Germany to close its borders to migrants, give up the euro and end sanctions against Russia is predicted to enter parliament for the first time, propelled by voters' anger at Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to admit over a million refugees since 2015.

Why did one of the US Navy's most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:27
An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie, shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger.

Former Navy fighter pilot to be tried by military in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:44
Cmdr. David Morales did not enter a plea during his brief arraignment Wednesday in a military courtroom on Naval Station Norfolk. He was the first Navy official charged by the military in the Fat Leonard investigation that uncovered widespread corruption in the Navy’s Japan-based 7th Fleet.

Senate rejects bipartisan push for new US war authorization

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:33
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat.

Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:23
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested.

Nearly 30,000 servicemembers involved in Irma response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:17
The Pentagon has mobilized nearly 30,000 military personnel for recovery operations along Hurricane Irma’s devastating path from the U.S. Virgin Islands up to the eastern mainland, where it carried tropical storm-strength winds north of Atlanta, defense officials said Wednesday.

Thousands evacuated across Russia after wave of bomb threats

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:14
Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russia, including an iconic department store on Red Square, amid a wave of fake bomb threats that officials called unprecedented.

Data show sharp increase in munitions dropped by Air Force in Afghanistan

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:14
The Air Force dropped more than 500 weapons in Afghanistan last month — the largest monthly tally since 2012 — continuing an uptick seen throughout this year, according to newly released military data.

Wounded war vet names baby son after medics who saved him

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:13
An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan says the name of his newborn son pays tribute to two medics who helped save his life.

NATO allies dispute size of planned Russian war games

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:58
Germany is one of several NATO members who dispute Moscow's version that only 12,700 troops will take part in the drills. Ursula von der Leyen, its defense minister, said Russia has committed more than 100,000 troops to the war games.

Mayport military, shrimpers ready to return to normal after Irma

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:43
Mayport Naval Station should be back to business as usual later this week, said Capt. David Yoder, commanding officer at Mayport.

China sent a ship to the Arctic for science. Then state media announced a new trade route.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:25
China's state news agency reported that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the long-fabled Arctic Northwest Passage. But it provoked confusion in Canada - the nation which claims sovereignty over the waters containing the Northwest Passage.

German prosecutors seek maximum term in neo-Nazi murder case

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:24
Prosecutors asked a German court Tuesday to impose the highest possible sentence against the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial, saying she played a key role in the killing of 10 people by a group calling itself the National Socialist Underground.

Lawmakers consider Ohio project for designation as national veterans museum

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:10
A museum and memorial under construction in downtown Columbus, Ohio, could become known officially as the national site for Americans to reflect on the experiences of veterans.

Germany sends 8 convicted criminals back to Afghanistan

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:53
Germany has deported eight Afghan men whose asylum applications were rejected back to their home country.

Police: Afghan man assaulted in Germany for wearing crucifix

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:52
Berlin police say an Afghan man was attacked in the German capital by two assailants who yanked a crucifix necklace off of him and demanded to know why he had become a Christian.

Honor guard brings home Ohio sailor who died in McCain collision

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:49
An honor guard procession, led by the police chief from the Madison County village of West Jefferson, escorted Jacob Drake's body to Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home in West Jefferson.