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More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:53
A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed.

Wreckage of sunken WWII warship USS Indianapolis discovered, Navy announces

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:16
The USS Indianapolis sunk just past midnight on July 30, 1945. Now, 72 years later, it has been found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean.

Trump's Afghanistan huddle ends without decisions announced

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:34
President Trump on Saturday indicated his administration has settled on a course of action to move forward in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

'Then they came for me': A Hitler supporter's haunting warning has a complicated history

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:53
The words above are displayed at the United States Holocaust Museum. This week, amid outrage over President Donald Trump's rhetoric about the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, they have been recited around the world as a simple, haunting warning.

Why some of those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:41
It was a remarkably successful bit of marketing sleight of hand in which New England monument companies sold the same statues to towns and citizens' groups on both sides of the Civil War divide. Southern customers eventually caught on and sought to buy statues of soldiers who were more obviously Greys rather than Blues.

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of ISIS militants

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:25
Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country's border with Syria.

Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:59
The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain.

Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government stronghold

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:14
Activists say a car bomb has killed two people in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad's government.

Russian officials say 7 wounded in Siberia stabbing attack

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:09
A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage in a Siberian city on Saturday, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him.

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:01
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, authorities said Friday.

Former Coast Guard mascot dies in seaman's arms

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 05:48
Buoy, a spunky 15-year-old red Labrador retriever, was gifted to the Destin, Fla., U.S. Coast Guard Station in 2002. At just 6 weeks old, Buoy quickly became the station's beloved mascot.

2 football coaches reassigned after teen dies during log-carrying drill used by SEALs

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:49
The tragedy has raised questions about the appropriateness of such training for high school players. Experts have said such vigorous training techniques are usually reserved for Navy SEALs.

Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 03:12
After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.

Ohio war vet receives medals 65 years after discharge

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:49
More than 65 years later, at the offices of the Stark County Veterans Service Commission on Friday morning, U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs presented Wines, 89, with a proclamation recognizing his service in an extremely dangerous war zone those many decades ago.

Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:43
After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.

Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:29
Fort Carson's five-day celebration this week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th. Welcome to Ironhorse Week, in which a few good punches and kicks come with punch and cake.

Hundreds gather to honor California Marine finally laid to rest after his death in WWII

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:08
Hundreds of people flocked to South County on Friday to honor Pfc. George Bernard Murray’s memory in a massive funeral procession, seventy-four years after his death on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean — and decades of confusion surrounding his body’s whereabouts

Lewis-McChord soldier sentenced for sexually abusing 2-year-old child with autism

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:39
Luis Alberto Morales pleaded guilty to producing child pornography after federal prosecutors dropped a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. He also will have lifetime supervision after he is released and must register as a sex offender.

ISIS's propaganda machine is thriving as the physical caliphate fades

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:08
Although the Islamic State has lost more than half of its former sanctuary in Iraq and Syria, its Internet presence remains strikingly robust. Many of the recent postings have explicitly urged followers to turn trucks and vans into weapons of terror.

Why a judge will limit discussion of Parris Island recruit's death at court-martial

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:02
Defense counsel for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix requested that the judge limit discussion of the death of former Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui as it pertains to an allegation of obstruction — just one of several violations of military code Felix is charged with.