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The latest on airline boarding procedures

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:41
If you’re the last to board, then the chances increase that cabin crew will make you gate-check your carry-on bag if the bins are filled by those who boarded ahead of you.

From chasing subs to teaching kids, Cold War veteran found success

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:30
The Korean War had ended two years earlier and Ronald Peoples thought he might serve during relative global calm. That was not to be. The Cold War, pitting the Soviet Union against the United States and its allies, was heating up.

Alabama ceremony remembers German, Italian World War II POWs

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:28
About 60 people attended the ceremony, where representatives of the German and Italian militaries spoke and laid wreaths in honor of the dead.

Japan considers developing version of Tomahawk missile

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:25
The Defense Ministry plans to start research on antiship missiles from fiscal 2018, and it is considering adding land-attack capabilities to the missiles. If realized, it will be the first time for Japan to develop land-attack cruise missiles on a full scale.

Syrian opposition leader quits ahead of new round of talks

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:14
A senior Syrian opposition leader quit his post Monday, a week before a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

Trump calls elephant hunting a 'horror show,' suggests he'll enforce a ban on trophy imports

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:57
President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant hunting a "horror show" and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration's earlier approval of the practice.

Town moves Navy officer's loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:26
A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman's broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats.

Navy football now focuses on winning record, beating Army

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:14
For the Navy football program, this season has come down to accomplishing two remaining goals: Winning season. Beating Army.

Echoes of World War I resound with descendants

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:05
A hundred years ago America entered World War I, the bloodiest conflict the world had known. The battlefields are now buried under progress and gravestones, the combatants gone. But America's Doughboys are not forgotten.

Defense bill includes over $300 million for Hawaii

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:56
The $700 billion defense policy bill just passed by Congress states that North Korea nuclear and missile tests “constitute a grave and imminent threat” to Asia-Pacific security and calls for expansion of radar systems and a “sequenced approach” to the defense of Hawaii.

The last straw: Puerto Rico's vulnerable — veterans, the elderly — outmatched by Maria

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:54
The top commander of the U.S. military response pulled out last week, along with troops and helicopters, saying it was time to transition to the next phase of recovery. But the most vulnerable – among them the island’s aging veterans – are still overwhelmed.

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:43
The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

Search for missing submarine is stymied by new challenges: 20-foot waves, 50 mph winds

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:08
Twenty-foot waves and winds near 50 mph were battering more than a dozen search-and-rescue ships from the United States, Britain, Brazil and Chile traversing the area where the ARA San Juan went missing on Wednesday off the coast of Patagonia, according to NPR.

Hezbollah says ready to withdraw from Iraq after ISIS defeat

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:59
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says the group is ready to withdraw its cadres from Iraq once the government in Baghdad declares victory against the Islamic State there.

US declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:53
President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.

Manson family victim Jay Sebring honed hair-styling skills while in the Navy

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:20
Jay Sebring hated the uniformity and look of military-issue buzz haircuts. So he figured out a way to trim his own hair so it looked better but would still fit within regulations.

Strikes on Taliban opium facilities first major use of new bombing authorities in Afghanistan

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:19
U.S. and Afghan warplanes bombed 10 Taliban-controlled opium production facilities in Helmand province Sunday in the first major use of new White House-approved authorities to target the insurgents’ revenue stream, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan said Monday.

Islamist extremists have deep roots in the area where US soldiers died in Niger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:17
By the time a U.S. Army Special Forces team arrived in Tongo Tongo last month Islamist militants already wielded power and influence in the remote border village. For U.S. troops supporting Niger's military, that bond between the villagers and the fighters may prove difficult to break.

Seoul: 2 top North Korean military officers punished

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:57
South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Monday that North Korea has punished two of its top military officers, including one widely seen as its second-most powerful official, during a highly unusual inspection of the military's powerful political bureau.