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Why is Trump tweeting about a WWI general?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:55
President Donald Trump is being criticized once again for lauding the alleged tactics of Gen. John Pershing in dealing with Islamic extremists in the Philippines at the turn of the last century.

Deal reached in lawsuit over harsh CIA interrogations

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:45
A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror.

Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq return to the US

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:37
Sgt. Allen Stigler and Sgt. Roshain Brooks are back home. The two soldiers, killed in Iraq on Aug. 13, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday, where officials conducted a dignified transfer of the remains.

Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:31
The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona's harbor. It's filled with cafes, restaurants, stalls selling everything from souvenirs to flowers, the city's famed opera house and a baroque palace.

US college teams in Barcelona during van attack, players OK

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:29
Men's basketball teams from several U.S. universities, including Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona, were in Barcelona, Spain, when a van drove into pedestrians Thursday in a historic district popular with tourists but school officials said the players and staff were safe.

China, India are dangerously close to military conflict in the Himalayas

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:17
As nuclear posturing between North Korea and the United States rivets the world, a quieter conflict between India and China is playing out on a remote Himalayan ridge — with stakes just as high.

Army colonel suspended from command of unit after DWI arrest

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:14
Col. Shana Peck has been temporarily suspended from command of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss after she was arrested in southern New Mexico and accused of driving while under the influence.

Marine accused of shooting man in stomach with shotgun

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:09
Conflicting statements lead to a New River Air Station Marine being charged nearly eight months after a shooting, authorities say.

2 US lawmakers from NY want West Point to rename Lee Barracks

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:51
West Point is where Robert E. Lee learned to be a soldier and later served as superintendent before resigning from the U.S. Army to lead Confederate troops during the Civil War. It's also where a cadet barracks is named after him.

Marine family has moving truck stolen

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:30
It was late when Sgt. Rafael Aldama and his family arrived at their new apartment, so they decided to lock the truck they had rented and unpack the next day. But the next morning the truck — and all their belongings — was gone.

Mattis: Camp David meeting will move Trump toward Afghanistan war decision

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:07
National Security Council leaders will present President Donald Trump with detailed options to adjust the nation’s policy for South Asia and the war in Afghanistan when they meet Friday at Camp David, according to U.S. officials.

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:49
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed after security talks with Japan that the U.S. seeks a peaceful solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. But he said a U.S.-led campaign of economic pressure and diplomacy needs to be backed by potential military consequences.

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:29
Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield.

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:03
The deadly Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others Thursday is the latest attack in Europe in recent years.

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:10
It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial, governor says

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:58
Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were "equally as bad" and "disgusting."

Navy sailor, girlfriend accused of child abuse, torture

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:42
A San Diego-based sailor and his girlfriend were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and torture after his malnourished 5-year-old son was found gravely injured in their home Tuesday, authorities said.

Good training, data would serve public, police well

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:32
Police departments suffer more than the public when facts can’t support what is probably the truth: By far, members of law enforcement carry out their job’s duties in a most commendable manner.

Is Confederacy finally near the end?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:29
Racists in Charlottesville may have unwittingly given America a truer image of the Confederacy than the 150-year fiction of the Lost Cause.