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Young Syrian, fighting for home, joined Islamic State group

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:43
He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for him: join the militants to keep up the battle against President Bashar Assad's rule.

Fact checker | Trump's claim that Korea 'actually used to be a part of China'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:12
Trump's inartful retelling of Sino-Korean history sparked widespread outrage among Koreans, who are particularly sensitive to the U.S. president's rhetoric amid heightened tensions between North and South Korea.

Watchdog says Yemen rebel land mines killed, maimed hundreds

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:49
An international rights group on Thursday decried the use of land mines by Yemen's Shiite rebels in the impoverished Arab country at war, saying they have killed and maimed hundreds of civilians and prevented many of the displaced from returning to their homes.

Royals baseball down, but not out

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:02
The Ramstein Royals’ streak of 47 consecutive DODEA-Europe baseball wins ended on March 30 with a 4-1 loss to the Wiesbaden Warriors. On April 15, the Stuttgart Panthers defeated the Royals 6-4 to deliver a second loss of the season.

DODEA-Japan titles on the line this weekend

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:01
Matthew C. Perry baseball has come oh, so tantalizingly close, yet oh, so frustratingly far from its ultimate goals the past few seasons since coach Frank Macias came on board: Win a DODEA-Japan and a Far East Division II Tournament title.

Vicenza, Aviano host soccer showdowns

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:01
Northern Italy becomes the center of the DODEA-Europe soccer world this weekend as Vicenza and Aviano host two days sets of divisional matches.

Soldier from Baltimore drowns in Texas

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:33
A soldier from Baltimore who was assigned to a unit at Fort Hood drowned in a Texas lake, the Army said.

Body of missing Marine found near rugged hiking trail in Hawaii

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 21:59
The body of a 21-year-old Marine who went missing earlier this month in Hawaii was found Tuesday near a rugged hiking trail on Oahu.

Guantanamo base kills plan to save feral cats

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:58
Guantanamo’s commander has concluded he does not have the authority to allow teams of volunteer cat lovers to scoop up feral cats across the base to neuter and vaccinate them and spare them from extermination.

O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:31
Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years.

Army crew chief killed in crash lived dream on Black Hawks

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:02
Spc. Jeremy Tomlin was afraid of heights but his fear fell away when he was in a Black Hawk helicopter, his mother said Wednesday. Tomlin, 22, was killed this week when the helicopter he was on crashed into a Maryland golf course during a training mission. Two other soldiers on board were critically injured.

A traffic stop at a time to battle sex trafficking of minors

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:00
To be in law enforcement is often to feel condemned to bailing an ocean with a thimble.