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US Signal Command in Europe inactivates as part of overseas restructuring plan

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:35
The U.S. Army’s 5th Signal Command cased its colors in a ceremony at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden on Friday, marking the end of its 43 years as the leading military signals unit in Europe.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli is convicted at securities fraud trial

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:30
Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds.

NCIS increases reward for information on bomb threats

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:18
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has increased a reward from $500 to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in a spate of bomb threats called in to Navy bases in Hampton Roads earlier this week.

Blackwater guard's murder conviction in 2007 Baghdad shooting thrown out, other sentences overturned

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:09
A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard sentenced to life in prison in the killings of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007.

82nd Airborne's first female paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:51
Whatever fear 1st Lt. Bennis M. Blue may have had when she joined the 82nd Airborne Division was quickly set aside shortly after she arrived to her unit in 1978.

Maiocco takes over Germany-based 7th Mission Support Command

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:44
Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco Jr. took command of the 7th Mission Support Command from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth on Friday.

UN report details Congo carnage, warns of 'ethnic cleansing'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:37
U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with "no good guys and bad guys."

How a tiny Czech Embassy in Syria became a protecting power for the US

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:19
Since 2012, the skeleton-staffed Czech Embassy in embattled Damascus has been acting as a protecting power for the mighty United States, the same way that Sweden does in North Korea and Switzerland in Iran.

At least 2 killed in car bomb blast in Somalia's capital

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:12
At least two people were killed in an apparent car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Friday evening, just hours after the U.S. military confirmed that a recent airstrike had killed a high-level al-Shabab militant commander.