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Violent protests erupt in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 8 suspected militants

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 18:16
Stone-throwing protesters clashed with security forces across the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday after Indian soldiers killed eight suspected militants as part of a months-long crackdown in the disputed Himalayan territory.

What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:58
Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:52
A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

Iran's Supreme Leader likens Saudi Arabia to 'a cow being milked' by US

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:42
A Saturday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Saudi Arabia trades its wealth with "pagans and enemies."

McMaster wouldn't 'be concerned' about Russia back-channel, irrespective of Kushner

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:06
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said Saturday he "would not be concerned" about having a back-channel communications system with Russia, though he and other top White House officials refused to comment specifically on the growing controversy surrounding Jared Kushner.

Next step in Russia probe: A meeting between Comey and Mueller

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:58
Sometime soon the abruptly fired man who first announced that the FBI was investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign cooperated in Russian interference in the 2016 election will meet with the man who now runs that investigation. They won’t need much in the way of introductions.

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:53
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:44
The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere.

Delayed by Nazis, bar mitzvah to now be celebrated by 89-year-old Holocaust survivor

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:31
Harold Katz didn’t require a crash course in Hebrew before his bar mitzvah next week in Wilmette, Ill. He started preparing 76 years ago, and his skills never got rusty.

At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:21
John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency — and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963.

At West Point graduation, defense secretary references recent terror attack

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:37
"We must never permit murderers to define our time or warp our sense of normal. This is not normal." Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the graduating cadets at West Point on Saturday. "You will drive home a salient point... that free men and women will volunteer to fight, ethically and fiercely, to defend ... America."

Passenger tries to bite a flight attendant, then leaps off plane

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:23
An American Airlines passenger is in federal lockup in North Carolina, accused of attacking a flight attendant and leaping from the jet as it prepared to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday.

British Airway outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:15
British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:11
As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical U.S. president.

She was told women didn't belong in combat units, but that only made her try harder

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:50
When an inmate riot erupted at a military prison camp outside Kabul, Staff Sgt. Cyndi Baltezore noticed that detainees hurled blows on male and female soldiers with equal ferocity. She also saw that it took troops of both genders rushing toward danger to quell the revolt. Eight years after that brawl, Baltezore is at the front of the Defense Department’s biggest test of whether she and other advocates of gender integration in combat units are right.

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:22
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:56
A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

Latest honor for John Wayne: A park bearing his name

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:49
Family, friends and fans from as far away as Iraq honored John Wayne on what would have been the iconic actor’s 110th birthday on Friday, May 26, during a ceremony to dedicate a park in his name.

Targeting inbound dummy ICBM like 'hitting a bullet with a bullet'

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:41
The Pentagon plans to put its defense system up against an intercontinental-range ballistic missile for the first time Tuesday during a high-profile dry run designed to show rockets fired by North Korea wouldn’t reach the U.S. homeland.