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Fort Bliss scouts named best in Army after Gainey Cup win

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:26
Six cavalry scouts from Fort Bliss’ 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment can say they are the best in the entire Army.

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:25
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:39
After Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's electoral victory Saturday, what's next for the Islamic Republic?

At the Pentagon, overpriced fuel sparks allegations - and denials - of a slush fund

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:05
The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for fuel and has used the money - called the "bishop's fund" by some critics - to bolster mismanaged or underfunded military programs, documents show.

Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:06
After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act.

VP Mike Pence speaks at Wright-Patterson AFB

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:03
Vice President Mike Pence vowed the Trump administration would “rebuild the military” and seek the biggest increases in defense spending since the Reagan era.

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:56
The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron.

Army, VA open rehabilitative clinic in Fayetteville for servicemembers, veterans

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:41
The new clinic offers physical therapy, speech language pathology and occupational therapy services for Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense enrollees in the greater Fayetteville area.

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:23
President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican.

Focusing on military's approach to sea level rise, filmmaker hopes to disarm some disbelievers

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:16
In a span of just under 42 minutes, “Tidewater” whisks viewers from piers to mess halls to ships at sea, with side trips through city streets swamped by tidal flooding.

Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:15
Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests.

Funeral for Medal of Honor recipient Kinsman to be held Monday

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:07
Thomas J. Kinsman avoided the spotlight that often shines on Medal of Honor recipients. He declined to join the Congressional Medal of Honor Society because he would have been required to have speaking engagements, said Chip Duncan, director of the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis.

Police: Bowie State student fatally stabbed on Maryland college campus

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:03
Police say a Bowie State University student was fatally stabbed at the University of Maryland campus in what appears to be a random attack.

Stanley Greene, photographer of indelible moments of war, disaster has died

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:52
Stanley Greene, a onetime Black Panther who became a celebrated international photojournalist, portraying war, poverty and disaster in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq and the U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, died May 19.

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33
The New York Times is reporting that the Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010. The Times reports that the Chinese government killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years.

Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:07
A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape in a seat until the plane landed in Honolulu Friday, escorted on the last leg of its journey by two fighter jets.

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:51
The visit to the kingdom's capital kicked off Trump's first foreign trip as president, an ambitious, five-stop swing that will take him through the Middle East and into Europe. He is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia — or any Muslim-majority nation — his first overseas trip.

Naval Academy Class of 1967 reflects on time as midshipmen

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:37
The handsome young president told the midshipmen to stand at ease — none of them did. "Perhaps the plebes will. Did you explain that to them?" President John F. Kennedy joked to the Naval Academy leadership. "That comes later in the course."

Report: Lebanon detains Iraqi allegedly spying for Israel

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:26
Lebanon's state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel.

4 children rescued after drifting from shore in Virginia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:25
Authorities say four children who drifted away from the shore without lifejackets in Virginia were rescued by the Coast Guard and local fire department.