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Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:24
Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:53
Friday's exodus heightened the arts world's contentious relationship with Trump. The president struggled to find entertainers, many of whom backed Hillary Clinton in 2016, to perform at his inaugural gala, and Kennedy Center honorees for lifetime achievement have already said they will not attend the White House reception in December.

Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:08
Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline.

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:44
In moments like this, of national crisis or tragedy, presidents typically use the broad appeal of the presidency to unite and soothe, urging citizens to remember their humanity, their common bonds as Americans. Like no other president in recent history, Trump has struggled with this part of his duties.

Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:40
Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.

Working long hours pointless if not productive

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:00
If U.S. workers are wasting more office time on social media, it could mean that productivity gains from new technology are being frittered away on a low-grade form of pseudo-leisure.

Fundraisers canceled at Mar-a-Lago after Trump's Charlottesville remarks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:38
The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Donald Trump's private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville.

Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:33
All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing, but Army officials and rescuers searching the turbulent waters off Hawaii for days had not seen signs of life as of late Friday.

Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:00
A Northern California man who was spending his first wedding anniversary overseas was among those killed in a deadly truck attack in Barcelona, Spain, his family said Friday.

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:56
President Donald Trump accepted Steve Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president's administration in turmoil.

West Point opens new barracks named after shunned black graduate

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:42
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday for the Davis Barracks, named after Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., a 1936 West Point graduate who would go on to become the Air Force's first black general.

US says Iraqi forces ready for next battle against ISIS militants

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:08
Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists after closing out the wrenching nine-month battle to retake the city of Mosul.

Veteran salutes fellow Marine who saved his life in Vietnam

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:01
Dan "Waggs" Waggoner never got the chance to thank the fellow Marine who came to his aid in January 1969 when he lay wounded on a battlefield in Vietnam, so he set out to find him.

Neo-Nazis excluded from military service by policy, but concerns persist

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:01
Longstanding concerns about right-wing extremists in the military include such groups seeking to infiltrate the services to gain tactical knowledge and about troops’ radicalization after they’ve joined.

US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:01
An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.

RAF Mildenhall hosts diversity day

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:51
Airmen took a break today to celebrate the second annual Diversity and Inclusion Day on base.

Shoot down lawmakers’ nuclear option on Russia

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:34
Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty is a serious matter. But a tit-for-tat response — developing our own new nuclear missile — won’t make us safer and will only make the problem worse.

For N. Korean refugee, threat never ends

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:32
While Americans were spared this month from North Korea’s threats of nuclear war, she likely will never escape the risk of death at the hands of that regime.

Finnish police shoot man who stabbed 8 people; 2 dead

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:19
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack.

Rhode Island native assumes command of Naval Station Newport

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:06
Capt. Ian Johnson, a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, assumed command from Capt. Dennis Boyer in a ceremony Friday.