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Woman arrested after fatally stabbing Marine

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:30
Honolulu police arrested a 23-year-old woman early Monday morning in the Red Hill area after she allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old Marine who was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

Pentagon says 'soon' on Guantanamo prisoner transfer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:01
Ahmed Haza al-Darbi pleaded guilty in 2014 to charges that included conspiracy and attacking civilian objects. He may soon be heading home for Saudi Arabia.

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:50
Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer when a gunman opened fire at his Florida school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

West Point posthumously admits shooting victim Peter Wang to Class of 2025

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:23
The U.S. Military Academy will confer a letter of admission, along with honorarium tokens, to the family of shooting victim Peter Wang. The 15-year-old’s funeral is on Tuesday.

Air Force has shortage of drone pilots as it faces 'war for talent'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:18
The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says.

Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:07
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:43
Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.

World War II veteran, 96, is being evicted over Hurricane Irma repairs

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:41
Lucien "Chet" Lebrun was recently given notice that he'll be evicted from his mobile home, which suffered significant damage to the roof and outside during Hurricane Irma in September. He hasn't had the means or ability to get it repaired.

Airline boom times stoke push by pilots for lost retirement pay

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:23
Airline pilots, still resentful over pensions yanked away in a wave of industry bankruptcies, see growing company profits as a chance to reclaim some of those lost benefits.

Five-term Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek re-election in 2018

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:16
Five-term U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida, an attorney who served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps and taught criminal and constitutional law at West Point, announced Monday he will not seek re-election this year.

T-shirts, f-bombs and responding to Trump in kind

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:12
The anger so flagrantly hurled at anyone with whom we disagree isn’t just a retreat from civility, it’s retreat from the idea — often espoused by progressives — that we share a common humanity.

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:11
The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official.

Crackdown in Egypt devouring el-Sissi regime

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:10
As survivors of el-Sissi’s crackdown and the world’s most notorious prisons, we believe that we share a responsibility to call for more nuanced policies toward Egypt and the region.

Republican candidates face a dilemma on Trump

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:09
If Republican candidates in blue districts and states run away from Trump, some of the GOP base will stay home; if they wrap themselves around him, they risk energizing Democrats and alienating independents.

Some media reports on guns misleading

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:07
As much as people want to act on emotion, nothing will change unless people can discuss gun control and gun rights minus the histrionics. That would be easier if journalists are careful in their reporting.

US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:06
The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 "is a floor" and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom.

Risks far outweigh the potential rewards if Redskins franchise tag Kirk Cousins

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:50
There is, at first glance, some merit behind the notion that the Washington Redskins could apply the franchise-player tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins to trade him.

Why we miss Bob Costas at the Winter Olympics

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:41
Props to the affable Mike Tirico, who is being fast-tracked. But he is proof that you can be the consummate pro and still come up lacking in certain respects.

Tim Tebow is back, and it’s no joke

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:37
Ah, the glorious sounds of spring training. The crack of the bat, the pop of a fastball into a catcher’s mitt, the whining over Tim Tebow.

Winter Olympics raking in money, but not the fans

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:34
“I think it’s a little bit strange, to be honest, that we’re having the Olympics and there’s that few people in the stands,” Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway said after winning the men’s downhill. “And it’s a bit sad.”