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France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

8 hours 12 min ago
France said the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Russia, a close ally of Assad, promptly denounced the report.

Judge cites Trump's words in blocking 'sanctuary city' order

8 hours 15 min ago
In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

Merkel spokesman backs German minister in Israel visit spat

8 hours 26 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman backed the country's foreign minister on Wednesday in a spat over his meeting with a rights group in Israel, saying that it must be possible to meet critical organizations in a democracy.

2 hurt in ship explosion in Atlantic Ocean flown to Azores

8 hours 46 min ago
The Coast Guard says a Portuguese aircrew flew the injured crew members with three New York Air National Guard pararescuers to Terceira Island. A Portuguese Air Force jet is set to fly the injured to Lisbon for treatment.

Iraqi forces say they've seized Hatra antiquities site

8 hours 54 min ago
Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months.

Julia Hamblet, director of Women Marines in the 1950s, dies at 100

9 hours 3 min ago
Julia Hamblet, a retired colonel who was instrumental in integrating women into the regular Marine Corps in the late 1940s and became the longest-serving director of the women’s branch of the Marines, died April 17 at a retirement community in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was 100.

Army hero Col. Richard Kattar dies at 84

10 hours 23 min ago
The military became a 30-year career for that took Col. Richard J. Kattar on two tours in Vietnam, as a chief negotiator in Berlin during the Cold War and to Fort Devens in Massachusetts, where he served as commander.

More than 300 cannonballs unearthed in Pittsburgh

10 hours 46 min ago
Explosives technicians unearthed more than 300 cannonballs from a construction site in Lawrenceville, Pa., on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Director Wendell D. Hissrich said.

Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

10 hours 59 min ago
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.

Libya asks EU for motorboats, helicopters to patrol coast

11 hours 30 min ago
Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants.

Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

11 hours 42 min ago
The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime.

Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

12 hours 57 min ago
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo.

Berlin subway attack suspect charged, faces up to 10 years

13 hours 25 min ago
German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with assault causing serious bodily harm.

Why South Korea is debating US anti-missile system

13 hours 59 min ago
Amid alarm over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons and missile arsenal, Washington and Seoul are speeding ahead with the installment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea to cope with the growing threats.

China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

14 hours 25 min ago
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.

US objects after Turkish jets strike Kurds in Syria, Iraq

16 hours 15 min ago
Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq, including fighters who are U.S. allies in the battle against Islamic State, drawing a rebuke from the State Department.

Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

17 hours 53 min ago
President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.

Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

18 hours 1 min ago
In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries, marked ANZAC Day in a sunrise ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

New social media rules won’t stop scandals, tech expert says

19 hours 32 min ago
The military is cracking down on things servicemembers might be tempted to post online after a scandal involving shared nude photographs of female comrades on the Marines United Facebook group.

Gate closures to continue at Marine bases on Okinawa

19 hours 32 min ago
The closures have impacted Marine bases Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney and Camp Foster, where traffic backups have led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days during rush hours.