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Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:40
Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.

Firefighter killed battling Southern California’s Thomas fire

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:23
Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in California's history.

AFN says engineers have a fix for glitch affecting new HD decoders

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:05
American Forces Network’s transition to high-definition television in Europe has been rocky so far for many off-base residents, but AFN officials say they think they've found a solution.

Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:02
Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes.

Coast Guard tracks 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes in 2017

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:47
About 1,000 icebergs drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes this year, marking the fourth consecutive "extreme" ice season, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday.

2nd accuser prompts call for Nevada congressman to go

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:18
Facing a fresh accusation of sexual misconduct in a Congress that has become increasingly less tolerant, a Nevada lawmaker is facing pressure from Democratic leadership to step aside.

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:14
Researchers are compiling exhaustive data they hope will yield insights into the causes of cancers and other diseases common to golden retrievers, other breeds and maybe even humans.

Farenthold retiring from House amid harassment accusations

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:47
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other industries.

Putin says Trump foes harm US with Russia collusion probes

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:21
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won't allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-election.

Special counsel investigation leads to change in VA policy about suicidal vets

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:06
Veterans Affairs is implementing a new agency-wide policy to flag medical records of patients at high risk of suicide within 24 hours — a decision made following whistleblower allegations that a VA suicide-prevention team was being neglectful of suicidal veterans.

Missouri veterans chief resigns under pressure from governor

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:48
Against the backdrop of concerns raised about conditions at the St. Louis Veterans Home in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Larry Kay stepped down from the post he’s held at the Missouri Veterans Commission since 2008.

No Tannenbaum: Schumer says rule keeps trees from US troops

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:47
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says a federal rule change that is stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.

US-backed Syria fighters kill more than 20 ISIS fighters

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:26
An American-supported Syrian opposition force killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, U.S. officials said. The clash was described as a response to the Syrian army's failure to prevent ISIS from moving freely through its lines.

US F-22s intercept Russian fighters over Syria

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:25
American stealth fighter jets fired warning flares near Russian fighters over eastern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to drive them out of airspace controlled by the U.S.-led, anti-Islamic State coalition, Pentagon officials said.

WWII Marine veteran laid to rest in Kentucky

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:21
World War II Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, missing in action since 1943, was laid to rest Wednesday at a cemetery in central Kentucky.

Support from Conservative Freedom Caucus boosts tax bill

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:18
Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they support a sweeping tax package speeding toward votes in Congress next week, giving GOP leaders a boost from a key faction as they work to deliver a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump.

Haley unveils missile parts, says proof Iran arming Houthis

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:13
President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:01
Hamas marked the 30th anniversary of its founding with a mass rally of many thousands of supporters Thursday, staging a show of strength at a low point in the Islamic militant group's history.

Partial, unidentified remains of US troops now have place in Arlington cemetery

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:54
On Wednesday, Arlington National Cemetery officials dedicated the "Tomb of Remembrance," a resting place to inter the partial, unidentified remains of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed services.

Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:52
A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem — there are no North Koreans in Gaza.