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Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:52
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises.

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:47
A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occupied" the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.

CIA chief says US needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:42
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, but Pakistan must first deny the militants a safe haven on its soil.

How did a World War II troop transport ship end up on the bottom of NC's Pamlico Sound?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:42
A team of researchers from East Carolina University has identified a shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound near Rodanthe, N.C. as a type of World War II troop transport, media outlets report.

Powderhount alert: Here comes the snow

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:30
Though the official ski season doesn't launch until Thanksgiving, when nighttime temperatures are cold enough to make and keep snow, an early winter could mean a long one.

New Mexico AG sues nonprofits, wants increased oversight

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:18
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is weighing in for the first time on the “tragedy” involving two Albuquerque-based nonprofits accused of siphoning millions of dollars from the accounts of veterans, elderly and special needs clients.

Despite 2017 spike, experts say military mishaps have been declining

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:10
The summer of 2017 saw a rash of fatal military accidents — ships colliding at sea, planes crashing and vehicles catching fire — that were deadlier than attacks from America’s enemies. Still, major military accidents have been dropping, despite this year's spike.

Man gets 29 years in wrong-way crash that killed Air Force staff sergeant, sister

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08
A Florida man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for the wrong-way crash that killed Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexis Musumeci and her sister Brittany in 2015.

US, allies grapple with countering Russia’s cyberoffensive

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:05
NATO’s long-standing tactical advantage on the battlefield could be at risk as cyber adversaries probe for weak points in the U.S.-led security pact’s networks, a top alliance official said.

Special Forces soldier killed in Africa is remembered in Fayetteville ceremony

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:01
During a life cut short by war, Staff Sgt. Bryan Christopher Black lived as much as any man could. He was a Green Beret, medic, father, son, husband, chess master, cigar aficionado, coffee connoisseur, and master of many skills – including poker, carpentry, stock trading and martial arts. But most of all, Black, 35, was a man who never settled.

A Yosemite park ranger's five favorite spots

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
Yosemite National Park is not just about Half Dome, spectacular as it is. There's so much beauty and bounty to check out in its northern reaches, where the crowds are sparse and the sights spectacular.

Secret Garden lets tourists follow in the footsteps of Korea’s kings and queens

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
Visitors used to require permission from the king to enter the Secret Garden, a lush park behind the Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul. Now you can book a guided tour online.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:58
Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's southeastern Bayda province.

New to Delaware, young airmen to get a hand from support group

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54
Chances are, if you're a young airmen new to the Air Force and coming to Dover Air Force Base, you're going to need a few basic supplies and some information.

Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting ISIS militants

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54
A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule.

Ohio airman AWOL for 40 years found living in Florida

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:49
An Ohio native who disappeared from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota in 1977 has been found living in Florida under a fake name, reports say.

In the military, trusted officers became alleged assailants in sex crimes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:45
Last year, the Defense Department received 6,172 reports of sexual assault in the ranks - a new high and almost twice as many as were reported in 2010. Pentagon officials have called the increase an encouraging sign that more victims are willing to come forward and trust the military to help them.

Illinois man who tried to join al-Qaida branch in Syria faces sentencing

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:39
An Aurora, Ill. teen’s arrest at O’Hare International Airport in 2013 while trying to fly to the Middle East to join an al-Qaida branch symbolized a growing fear among law enforcement that young, impressionable Americans were becoming increasingly radicalized by online Islamic extremist propaganda.

Korea-based soldiers attend grueling course to earn their air-assault wings

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33
Black Hawk helicopters yo-yoed up and down at a semi-abandoned post near Korea’s tense Demilitarized Zone on Thursday, as more than 150 soldiers trained to earn their air-assault wings.

Unexploded WWII-era bomb safely removed near US Army base in Germany

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:32
German authorities removed an unexploded, World War II-era bomb from a construction site for a new school at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr Training Area on Wednesday night.