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Servicemember dies in noncombat incident while supporting anti-ISIS fight

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:34
A servicemember supporting the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has died in a noncombat incident, the coalition announced Tuesday.

Lindsey Vonn has her best chance at Olympic gold in Wednesday’s downhill

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:30
As Lindsey Vonn’s career winds down, the 33-year-old is favored to win a gold medal in the downhill Wednesday at the Jeongseon Alpine Center.

There are no checks (wink), just ‘collisions’ in Olympic women’s hockey

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:25
The official hockey rulebook clearly states that body-checking in women’s hockey is prohibited. That’s a real knee-slapper.

Eagles lost a key piece when Josh McDaniels slithered back to New England

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:22
When Josh McDaniels reneged on his agreement to coach the Colts so he could remain as New England’s offensive coordinator, he unwittingly destabilized the foundation of the Eagles franchise.

Okinawan murder victim’s family to seek compensation from US government

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:07
The family of an Okinawan woman slain by a former U.S. base worker plans to seek reparations from the U.S. government because the convicted killer is unable to pay a court-ordered settlement.

US, South Korea say joint war games will be held after Olympics ‘as planned’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00
South Korea and the United States confirmed Tuesday that they will hold joint war games on the divided peninsula after the Olympics despite concerns the drills could jeopardize a fragile detente with North Korea.

Oscar funnyman says play up envelope mess, not harassers

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:28
Put comedy writer Bruce Vilanch on the spot by asking if he has a political gag suitable for the Oscars, and he makes a game try.

North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:01
It appears that North Korea has been using previously-unknown holes in the Internet to carry out cyberespionage, according to a report from a cybersecurity company.

Rubber balls and pizza: How San Diego spent $50K prepping for Trump’s border wall prototypes

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:00
Warned of possibly violent protests over construction of border wall prototypes last fall, San Diego police bought an array of less than lethal weapons, newly released city records show.

Sam Bloch, WWII resistance fighter and guardian of survivors' memory, dies at 93

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:41
Sam Bloch, who was a teenaged resistance fighter in the forests of Eastern Europe during World War II and who devoted his career to preserving the memory of Jewish Holocaust survivors, including the establishment of museums and museums around the world, died Feb. 4 at his home in Queens, New York. He was 93.

Prosecutors: German angered by immigration attacked refugees

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:51
Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy.

Trailblazing USAREUR enlisted leader heading to cyber posting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 03:11
The Army’s first female senior enlisted leader at a service component command is leaving U.S. Army Europe for an assignment at the Army Cyber Command after nearly three years on the Continent.

In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is rewriting dark chapters of its past

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 02:36
Events across Europe have served as a potent reminder that Europe's grip on its history is far from assured. In particular, the 20th century's dark detours into Nazism, fascism and state-sponsored anti-Semitism are again being subjected to revision.

No injuries after F-16’s engine catches fire over northern Japan

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:31
The blaze caused the pilot of the Fighting Falcon to jettison two external fuel tanks onto an unpopulated area near Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture.

Pentagon's new policy on transgender troops expected by Wednesday

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:25
The Pentagon is likely to announce its new policy on transgender troops this week after six months of legal battles that started with President Donald Trump's tweets calling for a ban on their service.

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:27
The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Before the curling, icemasters go to work on Olympic surface

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:00
Curling is the busiest sport at the Olympics, with 18 straight days of competition and as many as three sessions with four concurrent matches per day. And between each game, the ice needs to be repaired and prepared with a new layer of pebbles.

Free program helps Missouri veterans get college education

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:49
Veterans Upward Bound, a grant-funded program offered through the U.S. Department of Education, is up and running and seeking eligible Missouri veterans who want to complete a college degree.

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:39
The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where the disaster happened rose to the height of a three-story building, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:30
Forbes has listed Bellamy as the highest-earning pirate ever, plundering about $120 million worth of treasure in a little over a year.