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Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:45
Poland's defense minister says a plane crash that killed the nation's president in 2010 in Russia was preceded by two explosions on board, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what happened."

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:41
In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded - that Russia's interference in the 2016 election was real.

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:39
A Nigerian governor says 36 state leaders have approved the transfer of $1 billion to the federal government to fight the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:28
At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad's forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief.

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:25
A Nigerian governor says 36 state leaders have approved the transfer of $1 billion to the federal government to fight the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

Syria's government team won't talk with opposition in Geneva

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:19
Syria's government team at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva said on Thursday that there will be no dialogue with the opposition as long as it insists on the removal of President Bashar Assad.

Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:08
Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed.

US soldiers involved in 2 car accidents in Germany

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:46
Two separate crashes involving U.S. soldiers in Germany occurred within a few hours of each other on Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in life-threatening injuries for one soldier.

Trump delivering on foreign policy promises

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:35
When he ran for president, he promised, in effect, to destabilize the international order.

Star Wars, drone spies threaten US defenses

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:33
A HEMP strike would bring about a “doomsday scenario” and an act of war that kills no one directly but plunges everyone into the first stages of a technological dark age.

Paratrooper honored for heroics after deadly blast in Afghanistan

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:23
Sgt. Nikolas R. Ramirez was hailed as a hero for his actions in the wake of a deadly attack in Afghanistan earlier this year. But shortly after he was honored, the soldier said he only wished it was all over. Better yet, Ramirez said, he wished it had never happened.

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:14
International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.

Drone operator blamed for collision with Army helicopter in New York

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:09
A recreational operator, who didn't know that federal authorities had temporarily banned all drone flights in New York, was to blame for a September collision between his recreational device aircraft and an Army helicopter.

Tavis Smiley's show dropped by PBS amid 'troubling allegations' of misconduct

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:01
In a statement, PBS said its late-night talk show Tavis Smiley was suspended late Wednesday after "multiple, credible allegations" of misconduct emerged about the popular host/producer.

California fire crews make progress ahead of wind increase

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:01
As containment inched up on one of the largest wildfires in California history, officials warned Thursday that the battle was far from over as hot, gusty winds were expected to fan flames again.

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece agree to bolster maritime security

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:58
The defense ministers of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Thursday to step up cooperation in combating drug, weapons and people trafficking in the east Mediterranean and to share information on countering the threat of terrorism.

‘Make-or-break’ time for South Africa as ANC chooses new leaders

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:52
Almost a quarter-century after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to power at the end of apartheid and the world heralded the birth of the “rainbow nation,” South Africa stands at a crossroads.

Pence to delay trip to Mideast over tax bill

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:19
Vice President Mike Pence plans to delay his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul, White House officials said Thursday.

Puerto Rico grid fix won't meet governor's plan, corps says

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:07
Puerto Rico's electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday — months longer than the timeline offered by the island's governor.

Driver says Kylo Ren isn’t evil, he just thinks he’s right

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:06
He might have callously killed his father Han Solo, but like all well-written “bad guys,” Kylo Ren is the hero of his own Star Wars story.