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Trump asked the right question on Afghanistan

12 hours 28 min ago
Will terrorism against Americans or American interests be eliminated if Afghanistan is a peaceful nation with a government strong enough to defend itself and sustain itself economically?

Suspected unexploded ordnance found at communications site outside Tokyo

12 hours 37 min ago
The U.S. military is investigating “possible unexploded ordnance” at a small installation in Japan, Air Force officials said Wednesday.

Migrants in Germany suing government in increasing numbers

15 hours 30 min ago
Some 250,000 asylum appeals are pending across Germany, according to estimates from an association of administrative court judges. Nearly 13,500 are ongoing in the capital alone, part of a tenfold increase over the past year.

Is the covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels still secret?

17 hours 17 min ago
President Donald Trump seemed to blow the lid on the cancellation of a covert CIA program in Syria when he tweeted about it this week.

Fires force evacuation of 10,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

17 hours 45 min ago
Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers

18 hours 55 min ago
New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

Put cellphone down while driving in Italy or risk losing license

19 hours 36 min ago
Servicemembers in Italy should think twice about using their cellphones while driving now that the penalties are likely to become much more severe.

Lawsuit blames potholes for sailor's death; city disagrees

20 hours 44 min ago
A suit filed by the family of U.S. Navy sailor Jamie Scott Powell says city officials should have warned people, particularly motorcyclists and bicyclists, that the road on near Naval Base San Diego was riddled with dangerous potholes.

Guantanamo got 50 days’ notice of band’s history at terror prison

20 hours 46 min ago
Southcom’s military spokeswoman said the base was likely unaware of the choice of a band whose song “Bodies” was blasted to break a captive at during torture sessions at Guantanamo in 2003.

Former Fort Carson soldier gets 44 years in infant's brutal death

22 hours 7 min ago
Branden Keith Harms wept as a judge recounted his act of "madness" and "inexplicable violence" toward Ava Bermudez, who died in April 2016 two days after she was left alone with Harms while her mother - Harms' live-in girlfriend - was out with a friend.

American-Japanese couple juggles marriage with service to their respective nations

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:57
The Reeds, who wed in 2012 and have two children, met while both were stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Through careful coordination with their respective services, they managed to secure orders for both to be stationed at Yokosuka.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:37
Duterte late Monday demanded the tribal schools in the south be abandoned and threatened to have them bombed.

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman returns from sea trials

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:24
Work on the Truman included updates to internal and external communication networks, reactor repairs, renovations to 12 berthing spaces and 10 heads and the refurbishing of 90,000 square feet of its hangar bay and 7,000 feet of its flight deck.

EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:12
Turkey has been mired in a diplomatic row with EU powerhouse and fellow NATO ally Germany following the arrests last week of a group of human rights activists, including a German national, on terror-related charges

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:08
Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities about the immigration status of people they have detained.

Video shows slaying of three soldiers in Jordan

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:29
Video released by the Jordanian military reveals for the first time footage of a November gunbattle that left three U.S. Army Green Berets dead, including Matthew Lewellen of Kirksville, Mo.

Lawsuit: Airline humiliates veterans with PTSD, service dogs

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:06
Attorney Christopher Van Cleave has amended a lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, to show an alleged pattern of mistreatment by American Airlines and its representatives against disabled individuals with certified service dogs.

Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:14
After nearly five years of research, artist Michael Rakowitz will debut "Radio Silence" — a 10-part public art piece using Philadelphia-area Iraqi refugees and local Iraq war veterans as field reporters to recall their experiences of war.

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:13
Confronting an aggressive brain cancer, the 80-year-old Arizonan served notice he would not vote for the GOP legislation as it stands now. McCain's impassioned speech held the rapt attention of his colleagues in the Senate chamber.

Mass Iraqi deportation blocked by Detroit judge

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:46
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to suspend the deportation of about 1,400 Iraqis, saying the government is moving too quickly to return them to a country where they face a “grisly fate” including persecution and torture.