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Fort Bragg soldiers featured in next episode of National Geographic show 'Chain of Command'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:45
Part 7 of the series, titled “War Without Borders,” will feature the 3rd Special Forces Group, according to officials.

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:32
Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.

JROTC remembers three slain in Florida high school shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:57
The attack Nikolas Cruz is alleged to have unleashed on the school Wednesday killed 17 people, including three JROTC members who were at school that day, sending a tragic ripple through the group of 275 students and highlighting their courage under fire.

United States takes dramatic curling victory over Canada

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:39
The U.S. men needed to beat Canada to have any realistic hope of moving on to the Olympic medal round. The American team still has a fight on its hands to get to the playoffs.

Virginia police officer convicted in terrorism case regrets behavior

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:31
In a letter filed in federal court in Virginia on Monday, 38-year-old Nicholas Young said his behavior was an "aberration" and that he never considered engaging in or supporting any terrorist act against the U.S. He faces sentencing Friday.

NASCAR's youth movement may be good for business

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:19
The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon's victory in the famed No. 3 and Bubba Wallace's history-making, second-place finish, NASCAR got perhaps its most promising glimpse to date of the next generation.

Satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base delayed until Wednesday

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:13
The Falcon 9 rocket launch carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain was pushed back to early Wednesday due to the need for more inspections.

Ingalls awarded $1.43 billion contract to build amphibious transport dock

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:01
The as-yet unnamed LPD 29 will be the 13th in its class. Thus far, Ingalls has delivered 11 LPD's, with a 12th currently under construction and expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020.

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:58
Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104.

New North Carolina bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit, Civil War soldier

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:48
The leader of a heroic Outer Banks rescue team and a soldier who fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War will have a bridge on N.C. 12 named after him.

Sentencing set in military vehicle contract fraud case

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:41
Authorities say a Canadian man's now-defunct company, Armet Armed Vehicles, contracted to supply 30 vehicles but delivered only six, all behind schedule and without the specified armor.

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:25
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

How a killer flu spread from western Kansas to the world

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:23
It’s not known whether it started in the pigs or chickens or birds flying overhead. But it spread to young farmers who, drafted for World War I, reported for duty at Fort Riley.

The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:10
While most realize Olympians receive mountains of apparel and other sport-related gear, U.S. athletes receive a less-discussed prize - an Olympic ring, gifted them by U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor O.C. Tanner, a global professional development firm.

Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:51
A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.

Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:44
Monday's ruling comes just days after the judge had rejected an initial $1 billion loan request made by a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances. The judge had said officials did not provide sufficient evidence proving Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority needed the money.

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:23
President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.

Veterans groups rally behind David Shulkin

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:18
The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America – groups that regularly advise VA leadership and lawmakers on veterans issues – backed VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday and decried any attempt to undermine or replace him.

Lawmakers urge North Carolina governor to consider staffing prisons with National Guard

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:56
A recent Charlotte Observer investigation found that staff shortages in the state’s prisons have climbed to dangerous levels over the past two years. Experts and officers told the newspaper that better staffing might have saved the lives of five prison employees who were fatally attacked last year.

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:47
The legislative effort coalesced as 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepared to ride buses more than 400 miles to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.