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Roman military's secret weapon: Slingshot bullets with the stopping power of a .44 magnum

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:09
Research published Wednesday in National Geographic showed a slingshot used by the Romans some 1,900 years ago had nearly the same stopping power as a .44 magnum.

Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:01
The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:00
The Warthog is sitting pretty. Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets.

North Korea threat could slow Marines’ relocation, commandant says

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:00
The commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that the United States may reconsider the timeframe for relocating troops from Okinawa to Guam because of North Korea’s growing missile threat.

Navy officer cleared of attempted teen sex-assault charges by military jury

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:45
A Navy officer accused of attempted sexual assault of a minor following an Okinawa sting operation was acquitted of five related charges by a court martial jury on Thursday.

US servicemember dies after vehicle accident in Syria

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:24
A U.S. servicemember died Friday in northern Syria from injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said in a statement.

Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:35
A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.

Review: Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue 'Baywatch'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:25
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It’s a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like “Central Intelligence” and revved up the Fast and Furious franchise. But with the sloppy, incoherent “Baywatch,” that unstoppable force meets its match. Shockingly, The Rock’s charisma just can’t save everything.

US says 3 ISIS fighters killed in last 2 months

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:20
The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last.

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:14
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.

Trump blasts German carmakers’ US sales and threatens barriers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:50
German carmakers found themselves at the receiving end of renewed attacks by President Donald Trump, who reportedly chided them for selling too many vehicles in the U.S., contributing to a lopsided German trade surplus that's hurting the U.S. economy.

Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:46
Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.

Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:34
Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldiers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:29
Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace. She finishes each new violin with another ritual, by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. Each is different, but they are often a tribute to members of the military.

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:40
One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

Sentencing delayed for Air Force reservist guilty of sex crime on base

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 00:27
Kyle Jordan, 31, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Korea, was to be sentenced Thursday for having sex with an unconscious woman he supervised at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Fort Carson's fallen honored at Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 00:23
Hundreds who gathered Thursday at Fort Carson's Mountain Post Warrior Memorial to remember the scores of local soldiers who've lost their lives in combat since 2004.

Their fathers were enemies, but the children of Vietnam's dead share a bond

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 00:19
Vietnamese and American children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war are gathering to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters as a part of the 2 Sides Project.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:56
China has signed on to U.N. sanctions and suspended coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it may be taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with N. Korea in goodwill gesture

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:30
The announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new President Moon Jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival North.