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New Palestinian metropolis rises in the West Bank as Israeli occupation turns 50

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:50
Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began five decades ago, when Israel defeated three Arab armies. Today, millions of Palestinians still face concrete walls, checkpoints and other Israeli controls. What does it feel like to be "occupied" in 2017?

Trump told in Brussels that West should focus on 'values,' not only interests

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:13
President Donald Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

At Arlington's Flags-In, remembering and honoring the fallen

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:51
More than 284,000 flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.

San Bernardino terror attack suspects shot up to 27 times

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:22
Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack in December 2015.

No health survey conducted before Pentagon built Guantanamo’s Camp Justice

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:16
The report, echoing earlier studies that ruled out a cancer cluster at Camp Justice, reflects the haphazard nature of the development of the complex in a series of recommendations to monitor for health risks among the staff working there.

Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:05
Jared Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians.

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader — who calls it natural

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:47
At Thursday's gathering in Brussels, Trump put his right hand on the right arm of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and pushed himself ahead as NATO leaders walked inside the alliance's new headquarters and prepared for a group photo.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:17
In a 10-3 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican administration from cutting off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:51
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance.

Iraqi forces release videos it says counters claims of abuse

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:45
An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has released videos it says refutes the allegations reported by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden at Calif. prison

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:42
An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

G-7 leaders seek common ground after seismic shifts

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:31
Since G-7 members met last year, Britain has decided to leave the European Union. President Donald Trump has ordered a review of the U.S. position on climate change, sought a travel ban against several Muslim nations and is challenging the status quo on trade. Where there was once broad agreement, now G-7 leaders will be looking to build trust among themselves as they seek common ground.

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:17
Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing.

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:05
He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others.

US general heading Alaska forces outlines potential threats

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:50
A U.S. military general has told Alaska business owners that he's more worried about North Korea's missile advancements than he is about the country's current military capabilities.

Senator's findings: Wounded Warrior Project on the right track after addressing problems

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:46
A senator’s investigation into the Wounded Warrior Project after allegations of lavish spending last year has concluded that there were problems, but the organization is working to repair them.

Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:35
Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be "modern day sex slaves," according to an indictment unsealed Thursday that charges high-level members of what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that concealed millions of dollars in earnings.

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:15
A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.

Some 'Silent Service' vets cringe at Trump's sub disclosure

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:53
Some veterans of the Navy's "Silent Service" are cringing at news that President Donald Trump disclosed the whereabouts of two submarines that are part of an undersea force that prides itself on stealth.

Senators make another bid to authorize war against ISIS

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:37
On Thursday, Sen. Jeff Flake announced another effort with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to get Congress to actually go on record to authorize the use of military force against ISIS and other terror groups.