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Fort Benning soldier among 3 suspects in court on sexual exploitation charges

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:20
Derrick Smalls, a 38-year-old Fort Benning soldier from Phenix City, was charged with sexual exploitation of children.

Navy to stop pepper spraying sailors every 3 years

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:23
The Navy will no longer require sailors to be pepper sprayed every three years after the chief of naval operations received complaints that it wasn’t necessary to repeatedly undergo the painful experience after the first time it’s done as part of force protection training.

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s dash to freedom

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:06
North Korean troops violated the 1953 armistice as they shot over the border and in one case crossed it themselves while chasing a fellow soldier who was making a dash to the South, the United Nations Command said Wednesday.

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:48
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.

State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:28
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law.

White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with foreign women during Asia trip

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:49
Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his recent trip to Asia, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Slain Marine's family wants teen suspect tried as an adult

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:37
The family of Sgt. William Brown wrote a letter urging prosecutors to try the teen as an adult, KHON2-TV reported Monday.

FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:29
Investigators said that investigators are still trying to "gather the facts," but they are currently treating the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez as an assault on a federal officer.

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:02
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

Soldier killed over weekend in Texas car crash

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:38
A soldier on her way to her new duty station was killed Saturday in a two-car collision near Fort Stockton, Texas.

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:36
An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as "Game of Thrones," at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch phrase form that series: "Winter is coming. HBO is falling."

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:27
A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:24
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.

Pentagon's hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico is nearly over, but these missions remain

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:10
The majority of active-duty U.S. troops involved in hurricane relief in Puerto Rico will return home this week, but power restoration and a few other missions are ongoing, said a U.S. general overseeing the effort.

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:46
Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he "vehemently" denies the allegations against him.

White House: Trump and Putin spoke by phone, Syria on agenda

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:41
President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the White House says Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda.

MIA airman's dog tags returned to family 50 years later

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:39
After Air Force Col. Richard A. Kibbey’s helicopter was shot down 50 years ago in Vietnam, his wife never gave up hope he would be found. His children got some closure Monday when Kibbey’s identifying “dog tags,” lost with the airman when the rescue helicopter he was co-piloting was shot down in 1967, were returned

The Force is faltering with ‘Battlefront II’

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:55
Few developers have managed to squander as much goodwill as the “Stars Wars Battlefront” team. But is the game beneath the controversy worth playing?

Afghan leaders in Helmand criticize US airstrikes on Taliban drug labs

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:47
A newly announced campaign of U.S. and Afghan airstrikes against Taliban-run narcotic centers was met with alarm and criticism Tuesday from political leaders in Helmand province - the heart of Afghanistan's huge opium trade - where officials said 10 such air attacks were carried out in the past week.

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:47
The capital erupted in jubilation after news spread that President Robert Mugabe's resignation letter had been read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach Mugabe after he ignored escalating calls to quit since a military takeover.