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Pence’s Mideast trip shrinks after pushing Trump on Jerusalem

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:12
Vice President Mike Pence is set to receive a cooler reception from Arab leaders on a Middle East trip next week than he once expected, after pushing President Donald Trump earlier this month to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Under-fire UN peacekeepers struggle in African nation at war

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:44
The 13,750-member force, known by its acronym MINUSCA, does everything from helping ship emergency food supplies across a territory as large as Afghanistan to providing logistical support to aid agencies whose workers themselves are under attack.

Chambers nails three at buzzer as Kadena edges Kubasaki

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:52
Cody Chambers sank a three-point goal from just inside the midcourt line as time ran out, rallying Kadena to a 40-39 win Friday over Kubasaki in the second of four regular-season meetings between the longtime Okinawa rivals.

Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:40
Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.

Army dad home in time for the holidays

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:39
Maryland third-grader Eben Pardue got a special surprise with his lunch Wednesday. His father, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Thomas Pardue, was home after a year in South Korea.

China quietly continues island-building campaign as tensions ease in South China Sea

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
Beijing has continued island-building and militarization in the South China Sea, even as it enters negotiations with neighboring countries that also hold claims over disputed territory there.

Navy contractors get prison in supply-chain scheme that points to larger fraud

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:33
Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, owners of three supply companies, admitted to working outside the system set out for military contractors — a practice they partially justified with the claim that a lot of people do it.

'USS Little Rock' will have special meaning to some at warship's commissioning

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:47
An estimated 9,000 spectators are expected at the new USS Little Rock's commissioning in Buffalo, N.Y. this Saturday.

Naval Academy English professors retiring after 35-plus years

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:45
English professors Mike Parker and Herb Gilliland are set to retire at the end of this semester. Parker has been at the Academy since 1979, when he arrived as a civilian. Gilliland was sent to the school to teach in 1982, while on active duty in the Navy.

Military's locomotive repair center moving to Anniston Army Depot

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:39
The Defense Non-Tactical Generator and Rail Equipment Center, now at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, will move to Anniston Army Depot , bringing with it 33 civilian jobs.

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:59
EU Council President Donald Tusk said the divide "when it comes to migration, it is between east and west." He there have been complaints that eastern members were happy to get aid from their richer western partners.

Trump allies: Tillerson hasn't 'learned his lesson'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:55
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed focused this week on rebooting his image as a beleaguered Cabinet member on the outs with his boss and his own employees.

Poll: Most say Trump crossed line with Russia contacts

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:32
The deeply divided country is more concerned about health care and the economy than any collusion with the Kremlin, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Consent to having children at heart of same-sex military couple's child support case

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:24
A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to while she was deployed with the military and is asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to overturn a family court ruling denying that request.

How to prepare for a nuclear attack

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:50
In the 1950s, Bert the Turtle offered the the best advice that American authorities had in their tool belts: If a nuke explodes near you, cover your head. Does Bert the Turtle's "duck and cover" actually work? Surprisingly, yes.

FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:39
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

Democrats say Trump to seek federal pay freeze and cuts to domestic security

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:33
Federal employees dodged a bullet this year, with the flop of proposed cuts to their retirement and health benefits, but they shouldn't put away the flak jackets yet.

Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:16
The Kentucky lawmaker's resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero.

Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:02
President Donald Trump's doctrine, to be laid out next week when he unveils his National Security Strategy, holds that nation states are in perpetual competition and the U.S. must fight on all fronts to protect and defend its sovereignty from friend and foe alike.

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:44
Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.