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Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:59
The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.

Navy clears environmental hurdle for exercise in Alaskan gulf this year

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:54
The Navy announced Monday that it will move ahead with plans for an annual large-scale exercise in the Gulf of Alaska involving a carrier strike group.

Trump’s not acting like the candidate I chose

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:46
As the elites rush to embrace the president, those of us who supported him are horrified, angry and increasingly convinced that instead of draining the swamp, Trump has jumped headlong into it.

Infighting must stop if Dems want to control House

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:45
The Sanders-Perez not-ready-for-unity tour suggests that Democrats have a long way to go before the wounds of 2016 heal.

Still need reporters to describe turbulent times

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:31
As we face the perilous future of a globe that seems to be folding in on itself, I hope someone will step up to tell the personal story of heroism and humanity we need to survive.

Could playing chicken with N. Korea pay off?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:28
Trump has helped turn North Korea’s annual demonstrations of military capability into a crisis. Now the challenge is to turn the crisis into a solution.

Pence thanks US military members during stop in Hawaii

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:20
Vice President Mike Pence ended his trip to Asia on Monday with a thanks to U.S. service members based in Hawaii and promises of robust military spending under President Donald Trump.

Philadelphia police seek suspect who robbed Korean veteran

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:55
Philadelphia police are searching for a man who followed a Korean War veteran home and robbed him shortly after the victim left a store where he bought lottery tickets.

Medevac crews don’t hesitate to swoop in when needed

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:53
Pilots flying medical evacuation missions over Mosul don’t get a say in where they land. They often have little time to plan their flights, with just 15 minutes from when a call comes in to when they’ve got to be in the air.

3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:36
A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group.

Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:34
Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”

Coast Guard: 2 dead after explosion on bulk carrier in the Atlantic

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:26
Authorities say two crew members are dead after an explosion on a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier in the North Atlantic Ocean.

France honors police officer killed in Paris attack

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:18
France's top officials and presidential candidates attended a national ceremony Tuesday to honor the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees.

Japan warns citizens they might have only 10 minutes to prepare for N. Korea missile

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:59
The Japanese government is preparing its citizens to be ready in case a missile comes their way — something that could come with less than 10 minutes' warning.

Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking-water contamination

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:12
Contamination from former or current military installations has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:59
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's new conservation and research center opened Monday on the annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:54
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the highest honor from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:42
Iraqi troops on Tuesday drove out Islamic State militants from the largest neighborhood in the western half of the city of Mosul, a senior military commander said, a major development in the months-long fight to recapture the country's second-largest city.

Government shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:23
Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 01:01
A military statement says the targets that were hit in the early hours of Tuesday were located on the Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq and also in a mountainous region in Syria.