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Today’s students adept at describing danger

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:49
It is altogether fitting, if somehow strange, that a child born into a media culture would think first to turn on his camera, the better to capture the faces of fear.

ISIS militants ambush Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:49
Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday.

Kuwait reportedly invites Philippines' Duterte to visit amid tensions

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:47
Kuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer.

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash that killed 65

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:42
The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, crashing into Mount Dena in a remote area of southern Iran. The airliner said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members.

2 Americans, 6 others arrested in Serbia

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:21
State TV said the U.S. and Ukrainian citizens allegedly tried to take shots of the military security headquarters in downtown Belgrade with a drone. The report did not identify them or give details.

US wins in women's hockey, Canadians dazzle in ice dancing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:17
The Americans are back in the women's hockey title game after a 5-0 victory over Finland on Monday in the semifinals. They'll play the winner of the other semifinal game between Canada and the Russians on Thursday.

Drawing a political map can be a piece of cake

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:25
Mathematics shows us that we can sometimes achieve fairness, perhaps unexpectedly, in purely adversarial settings. In today’s hyperpartisan climate, this is very good news.

On same-sex marriage, state officials have rights, too

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:23
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission judge said I never should have lost my job and that the state could provide same-sex marriages while still protecting the religious beliefs of its employees.

No defense for inaction on sex abuse

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:22
Abusers don’t see race, religion or political affiliation. They only see vulnerability, innocence and opportunity.

The global populist wave is far from ebbing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:21
Populism’s continuing appeal should remind long-standing, mainstream political parties worldwide that the factors behind the populist wave are, if not universal, found in many different countries now.

DOD invests in high tech, then it’s stolen. What’s the point?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:19
American intellectual property and defense technologies are highly guarded, but vulnerable because U.S. advanced military hardware is highly prized and desired by determined adversaries.

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:59
The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:48
Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Merkel as leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union.

In Italy's poorer south, populist party woos angry voters

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:50
In the Naples suburb of Torre del Greco, a port town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, voters are steaming.

Olympians past and present celebrate troops, families at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:25
Olympians past and present joined several entertainers to celebrate U.S. troops and their families during a festival on this military base Monday as the 2018 Winter Games being held nearby entered their second week.

Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:59
Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and giving commanders an unprecedented view of enemy movements.

Without NHL players, Olympic men's tournament gives a glimpse of the future

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:57
The atmosphere is charged, the games are competitive and the players give maximum, admirable effort. But the quality of play makes it clear that Alex Ovechkin, Auston Matthews, Zdeno Chara and all the rest are at home, that the best players in the world are not contending for a gold medal.

James, Ingraham shouldn't be so quick to write each other off

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:54
The dumbish spat between Laura Ingraham and LeBron James would be more interesting if both of them weren't such self-sellers.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. lives again in Austin Dillon's Daytona 500 victory

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:50
Dale Earnhardt Sr. no longer lives through his son’s presence on the race track, but he came back to life on Sunday through the iconic No. 3 Chevy that Austin Dillon drove to his first Daytona 500 victory.

Success never stopped for the Mahre brothers after 1984 Olympic skiing triumph

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:48
The Mahre brothers, now 60, have continued to succeed since capping their careers with that 1-2 finish at Sarajevo, then retiring weeks later. They raised families, raced cars, started a ski-training center and recently started a home-construction company.