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Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:59
President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall of skepticism remains solidly intact.

Top official says US hasn't verified ISIS claim on Manchester bombing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:37
The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:29
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country's south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city.

Marine Corps veteran mails 3,000th care package to troops in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:26
Among Marines, Don Downer has become known as the "Spam Czar" because a signature care package item is a can of Spam. His 3,000th care package also included magazines; foot powder; Tobasco sauce; Vienna sausage; sunflower seeds; Pop-Tarts; and Cracker Jacks.

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:10
An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe in Florida

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:58
A Florida teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said. A fourth roommate, a member of the Florida National Guard, was arrested on charges related to the alleged discovery of bomb-making materials.

Americans roll out Ukrainian tanks for Combined Resolve exercise

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:00
American soldiers on Tuesday used British Army equipment to transport Ukrainian T-64 tanks from here to Hohenfels in preparation for a Ukrainian tank platoon’s participation in Exercise Combined Resolve.

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing that killed Army officer

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:46
Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student.

Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:11
President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

Ringling Bros. is gone; what’s next?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:34
This movement doesn’t simply have animal welfare as its goal; it has an ideological component: the idea that human beings have no special moral standing in the universe and cannot claim dominion over other living creatures, no matter how they treat them.

Voting rights activists should love latest ruling

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:32
Two footnotes in the case radically rework the court’s thinking about the relationship between racial and political party discrimination in a way that should greatly expand the ability to bring gerrymandering claims in states where race and party overlap significantly.

It’s not just that Trump pushed back against the FBI

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:25
Over the past week or so, the world has glimpsed some of the president’s private conversations about the Russia probe, and what we’ve seen has one common theme: a president appearing to veer across the double-yellow DO NOT CROSS lines that separate the investigative section of the federal government and his White House.

Leakers who outed source did most damage

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:22
They, not Trump, are the ones who cannot be trusted with sensitive intelligence.

Japan’s top officer ‘cannot be optimistic’ about North Korean nuclear progress

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:20
The head of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces expressed concerns on Tuesday about North Korea’s progress in building a long-range, nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.

Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:51
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past."

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:39
A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.

Review: Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick fights bloat

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:27
The opening scene of the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:54
South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object flew south from rival North Korea, Seoul's military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean military drone.

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:14
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies.

US Navy, coalition partners complete major Mideast maritime exercise

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:59
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command has completed the 2017 International Maritime Exercise, which included simulations of threat scenarios that have occurred in the 5th Fleet area of operations, NAVCENT said Monday.