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Kadena finishes military football regular season unbeaten

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:24
The Dragons (6-0) clinched the regular-season title and accompanying first-round bye in the playoffs, which start Saturday with Kinser (2-4) playing Hansen (4-2) in the semifinal.

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISIS

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:04
Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."

Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:31
The life sentences that Lee Boyd Malvo received for his role in the 2002 sniper shootings in Virginia were thrown out Friday by a federal judge, because Malvo was 17 at the time of the attacks.

Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:09
A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.

British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:46
Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.

Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:18
The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.

Emergency over, Navy shifts to remediation following Oceana jet fuel spill

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:12
The emergency is over and the Navy is shifting its focus to assessing and fixing any problems left in the wake of a jet fuel spill two weeks ago at Naval Air Station Oceana that contaminated a local creek and chased dozens of families from their homes.

Jalen Robinette's agency: Air Force receiver didn't graduate because of on-going 'disciplinary proceeding'

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:07
Jalen Robinette’s representatives released a statement Friday that sheds light into the reason the Air Force standout didn’t graduate with his classmates on Wednesday.

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:50
Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

Army Ranger's death 7 years ago still has profound impact on those who loved him

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:38
Sgt. Jon Peney, a U.S. Army Ranger combat medic, died in 2010 while attempting to reach a fallen soldier on a rooftop in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star, the military's third-highest medal for valor in combat, for his actions.

Aircraft carrier Ford completes major readiness milestone

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:09
The Ford brings the first new design of a carrier in more than 40 years, and carries with it several major technological upgrades – some of which have had kinks that needed to be worked out.

Trumpeter says playing taps at Memorial Day services is an honor

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:06
The origin of the playing of taps dates back to the American Civil War era. After the war, it was made the official Army bugle call and was later given the name taps in 1874.

North Carolina War Dogs honored in yearly ceremony

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:46
A memorial placed on private land lovingly tended by President of the Vietnam Dog Handler Association Perry Money represents brave dogs who served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:40
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the combative, visionary foreign policy intellectual who helped bring Jimmy Carter to the White House in 1976 and then guided him through a series of international crises that contributed significantly to Carter's defeat at the polls four years later, died Friday night. He was 89.

Federal officials: Guatemalan in citizenship fraud case hid war-crimes role

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:53
Jose Ortiz Morales ad served in a special forces unit known as the "Kaibiles" that in 1982 descended on the small village of Dos Erres. That past was laid bare this week in U.S. District Court in Maryland, where Morales, 55, pleaded guilty to fraudulently trying to gain U.S. citizenship.

Renewed fighting by militias in Libya

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:50
Today, militias have carved up the oil-producing country into fiefdoms, each aligned with one of three competing governments. And Tripoli, as expected, has been a major battleground with armed groups fighting for control of neighborhoods, even streets and buildings.

Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:08
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower.

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:06
Lieberman, a former Democratic presidential candidate, interviewed with Trump last week and was acknowledged by the president to be a leading candidate. But the buzz around his candidacy fizzled after Trump left for his foreign trip last Friday without naming his pick.

Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:02
Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of US citizens

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:56
The criticism is in a lengthy secret ruling that lays bare some of the frictions between the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. intelligence agencies obligated to obtain the court’s approval for surveillance activities.