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UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas ties

3 hours 31 min ago
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees suspended a Palestinian staffer Sunday, a spokesman for the U.N. agency said as Israel alleged the employee was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Bilden withdraws as Navy secretary nominee

3 hours 56 min ago
The Trump administration’s nominee for Navy secretary has withdrawn from consideration, citing conflicts over ethics requirements that would require him to sell his investments.

Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

6 hours 19 min ago
Before Egypt's 2011 Arab Spring uprising, some 5,000 Christians lived in northern Sinai, but the number has since dwindled to fewer than 1,000, priests and residents say.

Small crew's versatility is key to operating Mayport's littoral combat ships

6 hours 32 min ago
Like everyone else on the Navy’s littoral combat ships, cooks have to possess multiple skills to ensure the vessels function at optimal levels.

Israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating Syrians

6 hours 37 min ago
An Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases beginning next week unless the Israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the Syrian civil war.

Romanians form EU flag during 27th night of protests

6 hours 41 min ago
Thousands of Romanians have staged another anti-government protest, standing together to form a European Union flag to signal support for the bloc and its values.

WWII Navy officer who helped rescue JFK dies at age 97

7 hours 22 min ago
The World War II Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday.

Family representative: 'Apollo 13' actor Bill Paxton has died

7 hours 39 min ago
A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Joseph Wapner, folksy 'People's Court' judge and WWII combat veteran, dies at 97

7 hours 43 min ago
Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show "The People's Court" helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 26 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.

What caused 5-year delay in $34M Air Force centrifuge project?

8 hours 16 min ago
The start-up of a $34.4 million pilot training and aerospace research centrifuge later this year at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will end years of delays for the high-technology and complex project, officials say.

Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security

9 hours 13 min ago
Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare.

White House: Too early to say whether a special prosecutor should look into apparent election meddling by Russia

9 hours 18 min ago
A White House spokeswoman said Sunday that it's premature to say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself and appoint a special prosecutor to look into apparent Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election aimed at helping elect Donald Trump.

Maintenance needs limit availability of B-1 bomber fleet

9 hours 36 min ago
The Air Force’s most maintenance-intensive aircraft isn’t its oldest, or even its stealthiest. It’s the B-1 Lancer, and the bomber needs about 150 hours of maintenance after each flight.

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as US wary

9 hours 38 min ago
Nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait and it has been the scene of previous confrontations between the U.S. and Iran.

Sheppard AFB awaits new $92M clinic, welcomes veterans

9 hours 45 min ago
Sheppard Air Force Base is anticipating a new $92 million medical and dental clinic, with construction to begin sometime between this summer and the summer of 2018.

Swimmers leave legacies in EFSL championships

9 hours 57 min ago
Stuttgart walked away with a combined medal count of 96 with 37 gold, 37 silver and 22 bronze. The Kaiserslautern Kingfish followed closely with 78 medals: 33 gold, 25 silver and 20 bronze.

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

10 hours 2 min ago
With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state's most famous Democrats - Bill and Hillary Clinton - from Little Rock's airport.

Father of dead Navy SEAL wants investigation; refused to meet Trump at ceremony

10 hours 13 min ago
The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.

Lakota leader Crazy Horse's family tries to set the record straight with book

10 hours 14 min ago
Crazy Horse, who led the Lakota to victory over Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s U.S. Army troops at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, is among the most storied of Native Americans. But the stories have most often been told by outsiders.

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

10 hours 19 min ago
Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic central town of Palmyra that is held by the Islamic State group.