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Spain threatens to take over Catalonia’s government as constitutional crisis looms

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:29
Spain's central government announced Thursday it would quickly move to take control of the autonomous Catalonia and restore "constitutional order" after the region's president refused to back away from a push for independence.

A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shreds

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:53
Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand by the last dozens of pro-Islamic State militants in a southern city.

Trump remarks on Kelly contrast with quiet tribute to son

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:31
President Donald Trump's quiet tribute to John Kelly's son contrasts with his messy brawl this week with critics of his handling of condolences to Gold Star families who, like Kelly, have lost people to recent warfare.

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:11
A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta.

Body found in Yosemite is that of missing sailor

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:08
Alexander Joseph Sevier was an active-duty serviceman at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. He was visiting the park on his own and was last seen on May 3.

Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:59
As the commandant, Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin's in charge of turning those cadets into lieutenants in four short years. Many of those lieutenants could see battle just months after they get their academy diploma.

Intelligence soldiers win Joshua Mills Commando Competition for second straight year

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:41
The competition honors the memory of Mills, an El Pasoan and Special Forces soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

Former President George W. Bush to receive award at West Point

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:33
The U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present the Thayer Award to the 43rd president on Thursday night. The award is given to citizens whose service in the national interest reflects the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country."

Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:30
Military progress in retaking the battle-scarred city has sparked hopes that hundreds of thousands of displaced residents could return home nearly five months after the militants began their siege.

Key football matchups have varied implications

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:01
Only eight of DODEA-Europe’s 16 football teams advance to the semifinals the weekend of Oct. 28. Entering the final weekend of the regular season, some of those spots have yet to be claimed.

Cross country, tennis players get final tuneups for championships

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:01
Football isn’t the only DODEA-Europe sport ending its regular season this weekend.

Daegu-Humphreys showdown will determine D-II host

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:01
For Humphreys football, the game plan is simple: Win Friday at Daegu and the Blackhawks host Matthew C. Perry for the Far East Division II title on Oct. 28.

It's double trouble for Zama's foes in tennis

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:01
How does one tell Megan and Marissa Petros apart? That’s the question folks at Zama have asked all fall, following the arrival of the senior tennis stars from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Navy proposes munitions cleanup for Ostrich Bay

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:01
The Navy estimates munitions such as bullets, shotgun shells and fuses fell into the water during loading and unloading ships at two piers in Ostrich Bay from 1904 to 1959.

Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:08
Sessions advised the Senate Judiciary Committee at the outset of his first oversight hearing as attorney general that he would not answer any questions about conversations with the president that he considered confidential.

At 92, WWII pilot from KC soars back into the sky 'just like the old days' — for free

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:22
Robert Capen, a 92 year-old Army veteran from Kansas, received a free flight in a 1942 Stearman PT-17 courtesy of Ageless Aviation.

Fallen Sgt. La David Johnson, caught in Trump call controversy, was 'a family-oriented soldier'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:39
To those who knew him, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was a loving husband who had his wife's name tattooed across his chest, a soldier who pushed to improve himself, and a son who enjoyed talking about his family.

Dems display cultural extremism on abortion

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:00
Science is presenting inconvenient truths to the Party of Science, truths that are the reasons the percentage of pregnancies aborted is the smallest since 1973.

US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:57
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said "there's overwhelming support" in the Security Council to renew the inspectors' work for another year.

Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:36
When President Donald Trump added the African nation of Chad to his most recent installment of travel restrictions, everyone from the Pentagon to Chad's leaders to the French government was perplexed — especially since the U.S. has praised Chad's cooperation on counterterrorism.