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Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:19
Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:13
Well before he won the presidency in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

American soldier killed in rollover crash in Syria is identified

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:44
Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Georgia was involved in a vehicle rollover on Friday in Al-Hasakah, Syria, according to a statement from the Department of Defense.

As Trump talks terrorism, Europe shouts 'Climate!'

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:43
While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment.

While making G-7 deal on trade, Trump takes rain check on climate

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:52
Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack; death toll at 29

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:48
The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:40
The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.

Scaring NATO into closer tracking of defense spending, Trump has done what Obama didn’t

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:12
Then-President Barack Obama complained three years ago at a gathering of European Union leaders that defense couldn’t be left just to the United States and Great Britain. But it was President Donald Trump who scared NATO leaders into accepting closer monitoring of their defense spending when he called the 28-member organization “obsolete” and threatened to pull out or significantly cut funding.

Homeless vets with families: An untold part of veterans' struggles

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:41
In 2010, the Obama administration announced the ambitious goal of ending homelessness among veterans. Statistics show that veteran homelessnes. Missing is the story of homeless veteran families many of whom struggle to find housing in safe neighborhoods instead of Skid Row, where their children are exposed to violence and drug use.

Syrian army, allied militia press ISIS, rebels in offensive

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:45
Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants, rebels and U.S-backed opposition fighters in a wide offensive in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:28
The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

Man walks 100 miles in 24 hours for wounded veterans

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:55
A former police officer took on a challenge to walk 100 miles around a track in 24 straight hours to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans, and the families of military personnel who were lost in service.

Submarine memorial service planned on USS Requin

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:37
The Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Side will host a submarine memorial ceremony May 28 aboard the USS Requin, moored along the Ohio River.

Trump’s alleged slight against Germans generates confusion, backlash

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:14
Allegedly heated comments by President Donald Trump about Germany, a key U.S. ally, generated a fresh swirl of confusion Friday around an administration that has already had more than its fill.

Mission Memorial Day: Veterans retracing steps of Bataan Death March

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:30
A mission to remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day has led four U.S. military veterans to the Philippines and the deadly jungle trails of the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March.

Ford clears acceptance trials; delivery 'close at hand'

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:18
The future USS Gerald R. Ford has successfully completed its final round of sea trials and the delivery to the Navy is up next, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.

Former Army captain: Strong communities best defense against terror

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:51
Security expert and decorated former U.S. Army Capt. Michael Breen believes the homegrown terrorist attack in Manchester, England, highlights a major difference between Europe and the United States right now.

Florida veteran gets probation for ‘Rambo’ bar fight

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:37
It's been more than three years since Daniel Noble walked into a bar dressed "like Rambo" and armed with an Uzi-like weapon and two hunting knives. On Friday, a judge spared the 40-year-old Army veteran, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, from any prison time.

Flagpole at Fort Vancouver in place, ready to receive flag

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:20
An 80-foot staff is ready to fly the flag once again on the Parade Ground at Vancouver Barracks. It will be dedicated Monday as part of the Memorial Day observance at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then a huge American flag will be raised.

Sri Lanka asks for help as 100 killed in mudslides, flooding

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:59
Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.