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Second judge halts Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:26
A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban finding that active-duty service members are "already suffering harmful consequences" because of the president's policy.

Army National Guardsmen return after 6 weeks in Puerto Rico

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:21
Members of the Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Regiment focused on projects to help restore power and running water while on Puerto Rico.

Syria’s Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:16
On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Aircraft at Laughlin AFB grounded following deadly T-38 crash in Texas

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:00
An Air Force base in Texas has grounded its aircraft a day after a pilot was killed and another injured when one of the installation’s training jets crashed, Air Force officials said Tuesday.

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:54
In letters sent Monday to members of the Senate, the inspector general's office said the Customs and Border Protection leadership had "virtually no warning" the executive order was coming and "was caught by surprise."

Argentina says flares seen by US aircraft are unlikely to be from submarine

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:51
A U.S. aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard has spotted white flares, but they're unlikely to be from the sub that has been lost for six days in the South Atlantic, the Argentine navy said Tuesday.

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:48
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

US to retry former Blackwater guard for murder in 2007 Baghdad massacre

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:43
The U.S. government will retry a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard after a federal appeals court threw out his first-degree murder conviction in shootings that killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, prosecutors told a federal judge Tuesday.

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:38
CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.

Navy, Houston playing for pride, second place in the West Division

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:37
Navy and Houston will be playing for runner-up status in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference on Friday morning.

Alaska VA to hire more workers, continue cutting wait times

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:31
The Alaska Veterans Health Care System is looking to expand its staff from about 550 employees to 650. The hiring focus will be on primary care physicians, but the agency will also hire support staff to help it continue tackling long wait times.

Utah couple that won free groceries was facing theft charges

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:26
Authorities say a couple that won $10,400 worth of groceries at a store-opening in Utah through Operation HomeFront face felony charges alleging the theft of more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from another store.

'I fought for him': Jason Mitchell on lessons to be learned from 'Mudbound'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:20
Perhaps the most emotionally charged role of the 2015 blockbuster "Straight Outta Compton" is that of late N.W.A rapper Eazy-E, as played by Jason Mitchell. In a number of scenes, after Eazy-E finds out he had AIDS, Mitchell captures a level of sensitivity not often afforded black men in media; there's ugly-crying and hugging and intimacy. There's vulnerability.

On base activities

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

US military kills 100 in strike on al-Shabab training camp

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:41
A U.S. airstrike on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia on Tuesday killed more than 100 of the al-Qaida-aligned militants, according to U.S. Africa Command.

Coast Guard Academy begins 1st major energy savings upgrade

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:40
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has begun its first major upgrade to save on energy and replace aging utilities at the 85-year-old Connecticut campus.

2 months later, more questions than answers after Marine was shot near Beaufort

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:01
A Marine who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in September is back on active duty and working, according to the Corps, but investigators haven’t filed any charges yet.

Pentagon budget calls for $143 million buildup at Jordan air base

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:00
The Pentagon wants to pump $143 million into upgrades at a strategic air base in Jordan, more than any other overseas Air Force operational site, as the military moves to expand drone and fighter flights in the region.

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:58
Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of contamination.