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Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike

9 hours 36 min ago
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to support a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in his first direct public message since being released from prison to house arrest.

Liberation from 'Obamacare nightmare' is close, says Trump

9 hours 42 min ago
Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."

Report: 'Mistaken input' caused Hawaii missile defense test failure

10 hours 1 min ago
A sailor’s computer input error on the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer USS John Paul Jones apparently caused an $80 million missile defense test failure off the coast of Kauai on June 21, according to

How Boeing helps keep C-17 cargo planes in the air

10 hours 17 min ago
When Boeing began delivering C-17s to the Air Force, it established a presence at bases where the planes were stationed to help military personnel keep the planes up and running.

Off-base events

10 hours 17 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Neuroscience offers insights into opioid epidemic

10 hours 22 min ago
Most Americans say they’re interested in scientific discoveries, but when it comes to discoveries about hazards and risks of wonder drugs, Americans seem more likely to tune out.

On-base activities

10 hours 23 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Keep JFK assassination files flowing

10 hours 24 min ago
Later this year — unless President Donald Trump intervenes — the American people will get access to the last of thousands of secret government files about a turning point in the nation’s history: the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

10 hours 25 min ago
A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

North Korean missile worries grow on eve of armistice anniversary

10 hours 32 min ago
Concern about North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program rose Wednesday as officials prepared to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Okinawa sues Japanese government in fresh attempt to stop base relocation

10 hours 54 min ago
Okinawa prefecture filed suit against Japan’s central government this week in a fresh attempt to block the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to a remote part of the island.

Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion US missile deal

10 hours 59 min ago
Romania's defense minister confirmed Wednesday that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.

House committee blocks attempt to let VA docs recommend marijuana

10 hours 59 min ago
A House committee has struck down a measure allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where the drug is legal, blocking it from debate Wednesday on the House floor.

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

11 hours 31 sec ago
Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday.

Concerns raised over military presence, nukes stored in Turkey

11 hours 7 min ago
The strained relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a NATO ally, has steadily deteriorated in the wake of an attempted mutiny against the Ankara government in July 2016. Critics say Turkey is now behaving more like an adversary than an ally.

Air Force to take over part of Washington airport for Mobility Guardian exercise

11 hours 12 min ago
The Air Force’s Air Mobility Command will commandeer a portion of Grant County International Airport for more than a week, as part of the Mobility Guardian exercise.

Qatar crisis said to be deadlocked as Saudi bloc adds demands

12 hours 3 min ago
Efforts to resolve the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have reached an impasse, according to a Gulf official with direct knowledge of the matter, amid signs the bloc wants to extract more concessions from Doha.

Air Force says final work on Colorado Springs-area groundwater fouling won't be until 2020s

12 hours 18 min ago
The Air Force on Tuesday acknowledged potential guilt in fouling the drinking water of thousands of its neighbors but offered no apology and said work on a federal remediation plan likely would not begin until sometime in the 2020s.

Breaking boredom: Bryan Cranston finds excitement at Ramstein

12 hours 20 min ago
Actor Bryan Cranston made stops in Germany and England this week in his first USO tour, giving him a chance to step out of the spotlight. "I gained so much today being with people who are excited about what they do.”