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Vinson strike group aircraft, ships train while drawing closer to Korean Peninsula

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:35
Elements of the USS Carl Vinson strike group trained with allies west of the Korean Peninsula and south of Japan on Wednesday, as the United States continues to watch for signs of an imminent nuclear weapons test from North Korea.

US, S. Korea begin installing THAAD missile defense system

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:07
U.S. forces began installing an advanced missile defense system Wednesday, and South Korea said it will be operational by the end of the year as the allies step up pressure on the North over its nuclear weapons program.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:06
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday he is looking forward to meeting President Donald Trump next week when they attend Battle of the Coral Sea commemorations in New York.

Federal agencies 'stuck' in staffing limbo

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:28
The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump's picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, the president has advanced just 37 nominees.

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:21
Mexico's foreign relations secretary called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, adding Tuesday that it is a "bad idea" that will not accomplish anything.

Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from El Chapo to fund border wall

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:18
As President Donald Trump struggles to persuade Congress to pay for his oft-promised border wall and Mexico continues to insist it will not spend a dime on the project, Sen. Ted Cruz has come up with another idea.

Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:34
Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say.

Accused al-Qaida commander wants to know if he can leave Guantanamo if acquitted

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:55
Defense lawyers asked a Marine judge Tuesday to order the prosecution to find out if a man accused of running the al-Qaida army in Afghanistan will get out of Guantanamo if he’s acquitted or completes a war crimes sentence.

Airman from Texas struck, killed by New York City subway

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:39
Air Force officials in New Jersey have identified an airman from Texas who was struck and killed by a subway in New York City.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:28
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds landed in the Cradle of Naval Aviation on Monday for a rare joint training with the Navy's Blue Angels.

Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, White House to brief senators

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:49
North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills and a U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, as the Trump administration prepared an extraordinary White House briefing for senators on the escalating nuclear threat.

Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:40
A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship.

Veteran charged with tying her PTSD service dog to tree, shooting him 5 times

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:29
A veteran has been charged with tying her PTSD service dog to a tree and shooting him five times. The dog’s death was filmed by the veteran and a soldier, according to court documents.

McCain calls for Asia-Pacific initiative similar to US efforts in Europe

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:15
Sen. John McCain on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump’s administration to create a comprehensive Asia-Pacific initiative that would counter China’s aggressive stance and reassert the U.S. commitment to its allies, South Korea and Japan, and to freedom of the seas.

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:14
Australia's foreign minister and New Zealand's justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign.

Trump picks retired Marine general to lead Secret Service

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:54
The White House announced Tuesday that Randolph D. "Tex" Alles, a senior customs official and retired Marine Corps general, would take over the U.S. Secret Service, becoming the agency's 25th director.

DeVos tours Virginia school to stress needs of military kids

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:16
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday highlighted the need to help the children of military families transition into new schools as their parents are moving from one assignment to the next.

Senator: Trump won't let N. Korea build missile to reach US

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:48
A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a dinner meeting with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.

Congressmen suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:56
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Egypt steps up security ahead of pope's visit

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:55
Egypt has heightened security in the area around the Vatican residence in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' visit this weekend, which comes weeks after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people.