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‘Even the stones reek with sadness’ in Aleppo

2 hours 31 min ago
Before the war, Aleppo was an engine of wealth, a hub for tens of thousands of factories and workshops. However, although peace has returned, the neighborhoods of Aleppo remain largely ghost towns.

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

3 hours 45 min ago
The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage of water for the displaced. Civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudanese town of Aburoc.

Worried relatives of US citizens jailed in Iran seek Trump’s help

4 hours 6 min ago
Relatives of U.S. citizens jailed in Iran are trying to press the Trump administration to secure their release as worries grow over the health of an imprisoned father and son.

Former Army sergeant pleads guilty in false tax returns case

4 hours 29 min ago
A former U.S. Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to using hacked information from four University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees to file false tax returns seeking IRS refunds.

Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy ship

5 hours 34 min ago
A Somali pirate has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in attacking a U.S. Navy ship.

US submarine returns to Connecticut after 6-month deployment

5 hours 45 min ago
The USS New Mexico's commanding officer, Cmdr. Dan Reiss, said they traveled more than 37,000 miles in the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, about 6,000 miles more than usual in a deployment.

Hilton plans to expand military hiring program at Hawaii resort

6 hours 1 min ago
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is looking for a “few good men and women” to fulfill its goal of making military veterans and military family members 7 percent of all their new hires in the next three years.

The 'white shark' returns with a bellyful of cocaine, marijuana

6 hours 10 min ago
A U.S. Coast Guard crew based in Astoria returned after a 2.5-month deployment that yielded the seizure of $11 million in cocaine and marijuana, officials said.

Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic's risk to orcas

6 hours 12 min ago
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, the Tulalip and Suquamish tribes argue that the Coast Guard has failed to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service over the impact of the tanker traffic it regulates on the killer whales.

7 arrested in protest at US Air Force drone base near Vegas

6 hours 16 min ago
Police say seven protesters were issued misdemeanor summonses alleging unlawful assembly. Officer Michael Rodriguez says they refused orders not to block the base gate.

Staffer who came under fire over Ewok meme resigns post for Navy job

6 hours 30 min ago
In February, Courtney Carrow, the legislative director for NY Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, came under fire for promoting a meme that seemingly compared Afghans to fictional “Star Wars” characters known as Ewoks. A Stefanik spokesman said there was “no connection” between Carrow’s resignation and the Ewok meme incident.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

6 hours 49 min ago
Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

Some big-name SC chefs, all military veterans, will cook a meal for a cause

6 hours 55 min ago
Marine Corps veteran Brandon Velie, the chef and owner of Juniper restaurant in Ridge Spring, S.C., will partner with other military veteran chefs to prepare a multi-course dinner to celebrate veterans in the culinary and farming worlds.

Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

7 hours 6 min ago
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education.

Turkey: 1,000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

7 hours 13 min ago
Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and later temporarily suspended some 9,000 personnel from its police force in one of the largest operations in recent months against the movement that is blamed for last summer's failed military coup.

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

7 hours 16 min ago
The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear threats and stern talk of military action, if necessary, from the United States.

Review: 'Guardians' returns and it’s better than the first

7 hours 16 min ago
In James Gunn’s sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of “The Empire Strikes Back,” complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its interstellar gang to make Obi-Wan blush.

US: Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes

7 hours 46 min ago
The Pentagon on Wednesday criticized Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq that the United States said put American forces on the ground at risk.

Trump considers order that would start process of withdrawing from NAFTA

7 hours 47 min ago
President Donald Trump is considering notifying Canada and Mexico that he is starting the process to withdraw the United States from the three nations' North American Free Trade Agreement, three people familiar with the process said.

Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

8 hours 3 min ago
A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”