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After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted

11 hours 3 min ago
Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from "tired mountain syndrome."

Former Marine charged in immigrant smuggling case

15 hours 53 min ago
Tyler James Yeager was arrested after an undocumented Chinese citizen was found hidden inside the spare tire compartment the vehicle that Yeager was driving.

Ahoy! 'Old Ironsides,' world's oldest warship, sailing again

16 hours 42 min ago
Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment

16 hours 44 min ago
The deployment, a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2.0, had soldiers mostly in Germany, with others spread to Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. It was the brigade’s first deployment to Europe.

Presidential visits to DMZ send strong signal to North Korea

17 hours 37 min ago
Several U.S. presidents have traveled to the 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. The tense border, fraught with danger and symbolism, provides the perfect backdrop for a show of resolve against the North.

Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:39
It's the first pennant for one of baseball's most storied franchises since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed Los Angeles to its last championship in 1988.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:49
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression system.

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:57
Companies have until Oct. 26 to finish the models but Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said the last two came into profile, with crews installing a corrugated metal surface on the eighth model on a dirt lot just a few steps from homes in Tijuana, Mexico.

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:27
The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.

Pentagon probing troubling questions after deadly Niger ambush

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:20
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work.

Decades of secrecy end soon if Trump allows release of last JFK assassination records

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:21
Generations of professional and amateur sleuths have spent decades steeped in the details of the JFK assassination. In coming days, they’ll be able to pore through thousands more files kept classified for 54 years — unless President Donald Trump steps in.

Orchestrate a campaign of conquest in challenging ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:09
Anyone familiar with “The Lord of the Rings” knows that fighting orcs is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it or the Dark Lord wins. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War” lets you take up a sword and bow to join the battle against Sauron. And it’s definitely hard work.

CIA Director: North Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:56
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.

Plan to replace ‘Choice’ also will modernize VA health system

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:40
Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans service organizations will begin to spar this month over final details of a plan that not only will replace the much-maligned Veterans Choice program but empower VA to modernize large parts of its health care system.

Michigan to test water near National Guard combat center for contamination

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:39
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination.

Late-start at KMC, Baumholder schools made permanent

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:30
Late-start Thursdays that began earlier this month on a trial basis at all Kaiserslautern Military Community and Baumholder schools will now be permanent after the first two weeks, during which the adjusted schedule went smoothly, school officials said.

Coast Guard's search for 2 men off Molokai coast continues

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:26
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday identified the two missing men who were aboard the helicopter that disappeared Monday night off the northwest coast of Molokai.

Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:24
The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country overnight, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province, officials said Thursday.

Army coach on Owls: 'They scare the liver out of you'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:18
That Temple’s football team has struggled this year seems to have been missed by Army coach Jeff Monken. When Army hosts Temple at noon Saturday, Monken’s team will be facing a struggling 3-4 Temple unit that was upset, 28-24, last week by Connecticut, but the fourth-year Army coach sees things differently.

Advocates fight for Desert Storm memorial site near National Mall

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:57
Retired four-star Army Gen. Ronald Griffith made an impassioned case Thursday for the new National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial to be placed near the National Mall, adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.