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US now quietly taking refugees from Australian detention camps

8 hours 42 min ago
A group of refugees from the Middle East and South Asia, previously housed in Australian detention camps, have been quietly arriving in the United States over the last several weeks and resettled in American communities.

Germany won't become 'leader of the free world' and Germans don't mind

9 hours 39 sec ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was hailed as the "leader of the free world" abroad as the Obama era neared its end in 2016. As coalition talks and negotiations in Germany have dragged on, hopes for Germany to fill the power vacuum left by the United States have faded. Yet Germany may have never wanted that role in the first place.

Jungle survival: Troops swallow snake blood at Cobra Gold’s marquee training event

9 hours 29 min ago
American troops slurped cobra blood and noshed on rats while learning how to survive in harsh environments during annual drills underway in Thailand.

Trump administration missing in action in Europe

9 hours 36 min ago
What is missing from the Trump administration’s “America First” message is the recognition that the United States does well for itself when it does well for others.

Americans in the weeds often shun experts in their fields

9 hours 37 min ago
Asking questions of experts, whether painters or political scientists, is how we learn from each other. Most experts are happy to share their knowledge — if they’re asked by people who care about the answers.

Evangelist Billy Graham, whose message reached millions, dies at age 99

9 hours 42 min ago
The Rev. Billy Graham's leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc. Dubbed "America's pastor," he was a confidant to U.S. presidents from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.

Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars

9 hours 46 min ago
Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.

States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms

9 hours 52 min ago
Heavy rain, snow and ice moving across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday has already been blamed for hundreds of car crashes and several fatalities, including the deaths of four people in a crash along a slippery interstate in Nebraska.

Brexit won’t dim UK’s security contribution

10 hours 25 min ago
Militarily, the U.S. often reacts to reversals by increasing firepower, while the British are more likely to rethink policy. We need them more than ever.

JROTC members killed in school shooting receive Medal of Heroism

11 hours 58 min ago
The U.S. Army Cadet Command said the JROTC Medal of Heroism is given to a cadet who does something "so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students."

Former Navy sailor sentenced for sex crimes against child

11 hours 58 min ago
A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to more than 32 years in prison for sex crimes against a child.

Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country gold

12 hours 29 min ago
Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall became the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Wednesday by shocking powerhouses Norway and the Sweden in the women's team sprint at the Pyeongchang Games.

WWII photographer leaves legacy through historic images

14 hours 56 min ago
Navy veteran Jack L. "Junior" Bennick left his mark on Gillette long before he served in World War II. The Gillette native grew up with a camera in his hand after his mother gave him his first box camera as a child.

Rights group calls for probe of alleged executions by Afghan forces

16 hours 48 min ago
Human Rights Watch said at least 20 civilians were killed by Afghan security forces during a joint operation with U.S. forces. A spokesman for the U.S. military in Kabul said those killed in the operation were identified as Taliban fighters.

Navy Poseidon aircrew finds fishermen stranded at sea for 8 days

17 hours 37 min ago
After searching on Tuesday for three hours, sailors from Kadena Air Base spotted the survivors, who disappeared after a fishing expedition near Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia

Japanese fishermen to seek compensation after F-16 ditches fuel tanks into lake

17 hours 53 min ago
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after an engine caught fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the incident, and the aircraft was able to return safely to the base.

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

18 hours 7 min ago
A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press.

Drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

18 hours 34 min ago
Teen figure skaters Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva will almost certainly take gold in one of the Winter Games marquee events after they went 1-2 in the women's short program Wednesday with the highest scores ever.

Doctors, dentists and "Despacito": Navy prepares for humanitarian mission to Latin America

19 hours 9 min ago
Hundreds of Navy personnel are set to travel to Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia in the next few weeks as part of Operation Continuing Promise, a mission that will provide free medical, dental and veterinary care.