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Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:25
Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation.

With technology, researchers are figuring out North Korea's nuclear secrets

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:30
Technology is making it possible for open-source analysts to do the kind of work previously the preserve of intelligence agencies and, in the process, learn all sorts of things about one of the most impenetrable countries in the world — one that wants to send nuclear-tipped missiles to the United States.

German parliament boss urges compromise amid impasse

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:44
Germany faces "a test, but not a crisis of the state," the parliament's speaker said Tuesday as he urged political leaders to show more readiness to compromise after the breakdown of talks to form a new government.

His country is a smoldering ruin, but Assad is still in his seat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:37
His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.

Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:27
State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs.

6 Syrians accused of terror plans detained in German raids

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:14
Prosecutors say authorities have searched eight apartments across Germany and temporarily detained six Syrian men who are accused of preparing a terror attack.

Melania Trump and son receive White House Christmas tree

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:49
Melania Trump and son Barron continued a time-honored tradition of first ladies receiving the official White House Christmas tree. A military band quartet played holiday tunes as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19 1/2-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway.

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:33
Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home.

Marine shot and killed in North Carolina

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:53
A Marine killed early Sunday in North Carolina was shot to death by a tenant after possibly trying to break into a business, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Monday.

Bratt, Bernal faced new challenges with 'Coco'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:25
Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal provide the voices for two male adult characters in “Coco” who prove to be the most instrumental in the efforts by a young boy to find his way back to the land of the living. In keeping with the main theme of the new Pixar film, both actors “seized the moment” to do something very different.

One Air Force pilot dead, another injured after plane crash in Texas

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:04
One Air Force pilot died and another was injured when their plane crashed Monday afternoon about 14 miles from their base in Texas, military officials said.

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:54
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

Airman's death at Fort Gordon under investigation

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:25
An investigation is ongoing into the recent death of an airman stationed at Fort Gordon.

Tillerson disputes reports of low morale in State Department

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:13
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday defended his department against mounting reports of low morale and unease among staff with its direction.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:56
Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and could require more time to study the changes.

Trump is urged to OK sale of $50 million in weapons to Ukraine

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:35
National security officials are urging President Donald Trump to approve the sale of nearly $50 million worth of U.S. weapons to Ukraine, which has confronted what it sees as military aggression from Russia and pro-Russian separatists for years.

Fire breaks out at Navy dental clinic in San Diego, 4 injured

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:19
Officials say four people are being treated for burns after a fire broke out at a dental clinic at San Diego's Navy hospital.

Collapse of German coalition talks deals Chancellor Angela Merkel a blow; new election likely

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:34
The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil Monday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel reckoned with one of the worst crises of her 12-year tenure and signaled that a new election is likely.

Feeding USS George H.W. Bush's crew on Thanksgiving is culinary specialists' Super Bowl

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:05
While most Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of family or friends, many sailors in Hampton Roads will spend the day standing duty aboard their ships. The Navy wants to ensure those crews and their loved ones don't miss out on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.