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US leans on risky drone strikes in urban Syrian fight

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:26
U.S. drone pilots now routinely launch missiles at what the Pentagon calls “danger-close” distances to proxy ground forces fighting Islamic State in densely populated cities.

Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:59
The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing costs.

Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:52
Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost.

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:44
A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine.

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:36
Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

Minot airman sentenced for luring teenager for sex

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:18
The airman told investigators that he came to meet the girl to tell her she should not be meeting people on Craigslist, and as a member of the base's security forces had planned to do a "reverse bust."

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:06
A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain.

Women advance in area law enforcement agencies

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:58
Deputy Robyn Roe understands why it was a big accomplishment in the eyes of some people for her to become the first female SWAT operator for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. But for her, it was nothing to get excited about.

Operation Homefront hands out school supplies to military families in Wyoming

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:51
With the start of the school year just around the corner, military parents and their children made their way to F.E. Warren Air Force Base's Pronghorn Center

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:49
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.

The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:46
When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out.

Taliban kill 5 police in southern Afghanistan

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:42
Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing five Afghan police, provincial police officials said Saturday.

National Guard arrives at fast-growing Montana wildfire

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:37
National Guard troops are now helping out at a rapidly growing wildfire in western Montana.

How Afghanistan is ramping up its fight against corruption

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:28
They were important men - tall and imposing, well-dressed and well-connected, used to giving orders and getting respect. One was a white-haired army general, the other a wealthy entrepreneur - both members of the Afghan elite long considered too powerful to touch.

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:02
The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region.

Suspect arrested in killing of 2 Florida officers

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:34
Sheriff's deputies with a neighboring law enforcement agency later found the suspect in a bar and approached him. He started reaching toward his waistband when the deputies tackled and subdued him. They found a handgun and revolver on him.

PACOM commander Adm. Harris to visit South Korea amid annual military exercise

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:31
The head of the U.S. military's Pacific Command (PACOM) will visit South Korea from Sunday, as the two allies kick off annual large-scale military exercise Monday amid soaring tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

'Shocking' conditions await civilians fleeing ISIS in Syria

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:21
Fleeing terror in the Islamic State's last Syrian strongholds, tens of thousands of civilians have become stranded in harrowing conditions across barely functional displacement camps.

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counter-protest

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:32
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group who cut short their planned "free speech rally."

Feds allege Calif. Marines involved in $67 million health fraud

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:27
Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million.