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Visiting destroyer crew has 1 goal before departing Juneau, Alaska

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:10
Two months out from their home port of Pearl Harbor, the crew of the destroyer USS O'Kane has a top priority as they visit Juneau for five days. "It's food," said Cmdr. Colby Sherwood, Commanding Officer of the O'Kane. "Food and booze," clarified Rhiannon Ladwig, a sailor sitting in the O'Kane's mess on Monday.

Saudi Arabia retaliates for rocket attack by Houthis

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:59
The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen says it has intercepted a Saudi-bound rocket fired by rebels from a military base south of the Houthi-held capital.

Navy's hardest-punching but aging warship has no replacement in sight

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:40
No Navy surface ship throws a harder punch than the Bunker Hill, a cruiser armed with a high-tech battery of missile tubes and advanced sensors that probe for faraway targets to destroy. The Bunker Hill is slated to deploy this autumn alongside the Roosevelt, and then its lifespan wanes. The Navy plans to decommission the Ticonderoga-class cruiser in 2019, mothballing it after 33 years of service.

1st women finish enlisted infantry training, become Army infantrymen

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:17
Moments before 18 women were about to walk across Inouye Field at Fort Benning to become brand new privates and specialists, a female drill sergeant offered clarity. “This is a big deal,” she said to the younger women Friday morning on the grounds of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. “You are making f---ing history.”

Iraq's special forces shrink ISIS stronghold in western Mosul

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:05
Iraq's special forces declared their aspect of the mission to reclaim Mosul completed on Saturday. However heavy fighting still looms between other Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group as IS clings to a dwindling portion of Iraq's second largest city.

Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:44
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Ukraine's president that she wants to initiate new talks on the stagnant peace process in his country.

Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:41
The final batch of opposition fighters and their families began leaving a besieged neighborhood in the central city of Homs Saturday, a move that will bring the country's third largest city under full government control for the first time in years.

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:28
On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday highlighted his determination to crush extremism but said "other countries can do more" to help protect Europe from the threat. He was visiting France's largest overseas military operation, which is combating jihadist groups in West Africa.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:09
The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.

Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:01
When Donald Trump visited Montana last year, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee, but later he reluctantly pledged support for Trump. Now, he's trying to win an open seat in Congress and has gone all in on Trump.

2,100 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, heading to Italy

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:55
The Italian coast guard says some 2,100 migrants have been rescued at sea to be brought to safety in Italy.

Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:47
As Iran's chief nuclear envoy, Hassan Rouhani earned the nickname "diplomat sheikh" when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the Islamic Republic halt all its enrichment of uranium.

US first lady ignores Trump criticism and shuns headscarf

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:35
Ignoring President Donald Trump's past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first international tour since taking office.

Death toll in attack on south Libya army base rises to 141

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:12
A spokesman for Libya's army says the death toll from a militia attack on an air base in the country's south has increased to 141, including two civilians.

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

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:49
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.

Airman, sailor who died in motorcycle crash on Okinawa identified

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 09:51
Seaman Apprentice Savannah Cagle and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Antonio Fuentes-Lebron died while riding on a motorcycle that collided with a car in Chatan town, Okinawa, according to U.S. military officials.

New York enclave with Nazi roots agrees to change policies

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:42
An enclave of former summer bungalows, where Nazi sympathizers once proudly marched near streets named for Adolf Hitler and other Third Reich figures, is being forced to end policies that limited ownership to people of German descent.

Afghan officials: 2 killed after gunmen storm bank

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:32
Afghan officials say at least two civilians have been killed after gunmen stormed into a New Kabul Bank branch in eastern Paktia province.

Severe weather creates havoc across Germany

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 07:39
Thunderstorms have created havoc across Germany leading to the derailment of a train with seven people injured, flight cancellations at Hamburg's airport and a mudslide on a highway in the eastern part of the country.

Defense minister sees Jordan as possible host for German troops

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 07:16
Germany's defense minister said she has inspected a Jordanian air base as a possible alternative for German troops stationed in Turkey.