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No decision on more troops to Afghanistan as Trump meets with Pentagon leaders

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:18
President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that White House and Pentagon officials have yet to complete their review of the military strategy to break the stalemate in the nearly 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Review: 'Girls Trip' is raunchy yet refreshingly fun

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:06
Perfecting the raunchy, randy, female-driven comedy can be a tall order. “Bridesmaids” showed it could be done, though such successes can be few and far between. “Girls Trip” proves to be the heir apparent to “Bridesmaids,” a film about female friendship that nails the comedy, the boldness and the heart. There’s no need for high concepts or outlandish premises here; all that’s necessary is four longtime best friends and a city built for sin.

Second piece of WWII ordnance found on N.C. island

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:00
National Park Service rangers found unexploded World War II-era ordnance Tuesday at the southern end of Hatteras Island, the second piece like it found in a week.

Hi, I'm Todd, and I'm a Disneyholic

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:00
I have a confession to make. I'm addicted to Disney parks. It’s not weird to be a fan of Disney. Just shy of 18 million people visited Disneyland alone last year, and the tourist franchise it spawned has shaped and reflected American pop culture for more than 60 years. And yet I recognize that my habit of visiting Disneyland multiple times each month could be viewed as odd.

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:38
The Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities.

Review: 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is a dazzling, dimwitted space opera

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:30
In his ludicrously entertaining 2014 science-fiction thriller, “Lucy,” the French director Luc Besson gave us a chemically enhanced action heroine with the rare ability to harness 100 percent of her brainpower. Besson’s latest futuristic whatsit, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” seems determined to induce the opposite effect in the viewer. When you enter the theater, you can pick up your 3-D glasses with one hand and drop off your brain with the other.

10th Mountain Division soldiers tapped for fall Iraq deployment

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:20
About 2,100 soldiers from Fort Polk in Louisiana will deploy to Iraq later this year to take over the mission to train and advise Iraqi security forces fighting Islamic State militants following the fall of Mosul, the Army announced Thursday.

Turkey denies role in map showing US military posts in Syria

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:16
The spokesman for Turkeys' president says the government had no role in the publication by the Turkish state-run news agency of a map showing U.S. military posts in Syria.

Washington ecology department taking comment on NAS Whidbey jet proposal

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:12
The state Department of Ecology is taking public comment on a proposed increase in jet operations at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, according to a notice issued Wednesday.

Guided tour takes the mystery out of Hanoi’s street food

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:07
Hanoi's crammed sidewalks will have you tripping over tiny blue chairs waiting for someone to plop down with a bowl of food from one of the myriad street vendors.

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:04
The eight additions to the U.N. sanctions blacklist include IS leaders in Southeast Asia, IS-affiliated extremist groups in Syria, foreign fighters from the Caucuses and an illicit money exchange business.

Hundreds of planned regulations to be cut by Trump administration

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:02
The Trump administration said the Obama administration introduced rules in the last five months of fiscal 2016 that imposed $6.8 billion in annual costs on the economy.

Sen. John McCain faced death as a Navy pilot and survived brutal years as a POW

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:57
Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, told his best friend in the Senate: "I've been through worse."

Sailor expected to enter plea Thursday in transgender nurse's death

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:27
Former Navy seaman Dwanya Porche Hickerson is expected to enter a plea Thursday in the robbery and stabbing death of a transgender nurse from Hattiesburg.

Committee sends 6 VA appointees to Senate floor for a vote

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:25
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee decided Thursday to advance six of President Donald Trump’s Department of Veterans Affairs appointees to the Senate floor for a vote.

Vietnam veteran diagnosed with cancer receives high school diploma

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:21
68-year-old Vietnam veteran Stephen Rieckers should have graduated in 1969. Instead, he dropped out of high school at the end of his junior year and enlisted in the military.

Veterans will soon get to shop tax-free online with AAFES

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:46
Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military.

Marine critically injured in Hawaii 'training mishap'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:45
A Marine officer was critically wounded after being shot during night live-fire training this month at Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island, officials said.

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance talks about his everyman role in 'Dunkirk'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:23
Oscar-winner Mark Rylance didn’t need to method-act his way into “Dunkirk” and his role as a civilian volunteer who crosses the English Channel in his own boat to rescue stranded soldiers.

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:16
Portugal's defense minister says the army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system.