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Police investigate 2 possible hate crimes against mosques

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:26
Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis.

A clandestine Cold War military unit steps into the light

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:49
The little-known unit, called Detachment A, held various missions during its short-lived history, but the longest-standing was the “stay behind” mission.

Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:30
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:39
A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.

Podcast explores origins of paratroopers' maroon berets

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:58
This week’s All American Legacy Podcast will delve into one of the most visible symbols of the modern paratrooper: the maroon beret.

General steps down from Fort Bragg's Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:49
The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command bid farewell to its leader on Saturday during a ceremony at Fort Bragg’s Main Post Parade Field.

Strike balance between deterrence, reducing Okinawa's US base burden

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:26
Maintaining the deterrence power of the U.S. military is indispensable to securing peace for Japan. At the same time, it is necessary to reduce the excessive burdens imposed on Okinawa Prefecture for hosting U.S. bases. Striking a balance between these two is essential.

Former physician sentenced for health care fraud

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:14
A former Kansas City physician was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison without parole for a fraud scheme that involved disability exams for veterans.

Senate health-care bill could be one of the GOP's greatest accomplishments

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:11
For decades, free-market health-reform advocates have argued that the single best idea for improving U.S. health care is to maximize the number of Americans who can afford to buy health insurance for themselves, instead of having to depend on the government or their employer. The Senate bill transforms the American health insurance landscape in this direction.

1st Marine Division gets new commander

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:03
Brigadier Gen. Eric M. Smith, who led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently served at the Pentagon, is the new commanding general of the 1st Marine Division.

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:52
Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said.

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:49
Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Muslim holiday

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:46
The Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major Muslim holiday.

Coast Guard launches search near Florida for missing diver

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:38
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Florida for a missing diver. Authorities said they were looking for a diver who went missing about half-a-mile away from Lauderdale-by-the Sea, which is in South Florida.

Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:36
The 1,800-mile border between Pakistan and India has long been treated as a hostile red line between neighboring, nuclear-armed rivals. Its sole official crossing is a heavily guarded military post. In contrast, Pakistan's 1,500-mile border with Afghanistan has always been more porous and politically complicated. Thousands of cargo trucks traverse its two major crossings every week. Now, with thousands of steel posts and scrolls of deadly razor wire, Pakistan is trying to remove all such ambiguity.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:31
British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

Juror's sympathies apparently on display at close of Green Beret's trial

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:26
The two-week trial of a Colorado Springs Green Beret accused of fatally shooting an intruder in the back came to a close Friday with one juror apparently wearing her sympathies on a T-shirt. Emblazoned on the shirt was the word ARMY.

Obama nostalgia is a booming industry in the Trump era

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:14
While much of the world obsesses about the musings of President Donald Trump, a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:12
Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

Wide gulf in attitudes, experiences separates people who own guns from those who don’t

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:08
Americans who own guns and those who don’t have starkly differing views about weapons, their role in society and their relationship to crime — disagreements that help explain why the national debate over gun control seldom moves.