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Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:52
After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

China calls for restraint in dealing with N. Korea amid fears of new provocation

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:54
China’s president called for restraint in dealing with North Korea amid fears the communist state will conduct another nuclear or missile test to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army.

Refugees in US are already extensively vetted before they come

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:25
Bombs killed two of Barwin Musa’s cousins during Syria’s 6-year-old civil war. Musa’s young son stuttered for a year after a mortar round exploded near him in Aleppo. In the fighting, the high school where Musa taught history shut down, putting her out of work.

The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:00
The airport in the North Korean capital has two ATMs but according to bank officials, because of new Chinese sanctions, they don't work.

Civilian casualties from airstrikes rise in Iraq and Syria, but few are investigated

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:16
A recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is believed to have killed more than 270 civilians, provoking an international outpouring of grief and outrage.

Wisconsin woman's military sexual assault play to take national stage

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:05
A La Crosse woman’s play focusing on sexual abuse of military service men and women by their superiors and peers not only has earned a “life-changing” label but also will be featured on a national stage.

Fort Bliss aviators return from Europe, tout mission

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:32
Fort Bliss’ air-assault battalion is back from its deployment to Europe and is ready to apply what it’s learned to whatever mission lies ahead.

As ISIS grows, a family hurts from within

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:27
In the mountains of western Tunisia, radical Islamists are spreading their ideology, cowing villagers with brute violence and dividing families. American-trained Tunisian soldiers are battling them, but the militants are formidable opponents.

USS Vella Gulf leaves Norfolk for deployment

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:57
A U.S. Navy ship has left Norfolk for a seven-month deployment.

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:40
A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment, authorities said.

Illinois man killed at Pearl Harbor buried with full military honors

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:06
An Illinois sailor has been laid to rest near the community where he grew up — more than 75 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.

Coast Guard hoists ailing men off 2 cruise ships

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:57
North Carolina-based Coast Guard members have used helicopter missions to pick up two ailing passengers from separate cruise ships.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:50
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it.

Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:26
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

American monitor killed in Ukraine when mine hits vehicle

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:54
A land mine blew up a vehicle carrying an OSCE monitoring team in the separatist Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, killing an American observer and wounding two European members of the mission, officials reported.

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:42
An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.

Africa Command: Piracy is on the rise off the Horn of Africa

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:40
The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of Africa, likely caused by deteriorating economic conditions and famine throughout the region, U.S. defense officials said Sunday.

Pakistani army says bomb kills 4 soldiers in southwest Pakistan

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:05
The Pakistani army says a roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a southwestern town near the Iranian border.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:30
President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. It's complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets earn national cybersecurity honor

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:13
Homegrown students could end up playing a key role in fending off cyber attacks against businesses and government agencies.