• Head December 2, 2019 12:54 am

    With Prime Minister Out, Iraq in Constitutional ‘Black Hole'

    Iraq’s parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations went on in the capital, and one protester was shot dead. Demonstrators closed roads, including...

  • New York July 16, 2019 9:52 pm

    Police Charge Suspect in US Scientist's Slaying in Crete

    A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. Crete police said a Greek man from the island confessed to the “violent criminal act,” telling investigators...

  • spokesman July 1, 2019 12:55 am

    At Least 7 Dead as Sudanese Stage Protests Against Army Rule

    Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A government official said at least seven people had been killed and nearly 200 injured during the demonstrations. The protests came amid a weekslong standoff between...

  • epidemics May 11, 2019 11:49 pm

    Houthi Rebels Begin Withdrawal From Key Ports in Yemen

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the pullout from Hodeida, as well as the two...

  • California March 5, 2019 2:31 am

    Landmark Case Involving Concord Cadet Who Died in Skiing Accident

    The parents of a U.S. Military cadet who died following a skiing accident are asking the court to allow them to use their son’s sperm to make his dream of becoming a father a reality.

  • California March 3, 2019 7:27 am

    West Point Cadet From Concord Dies of Injuries From Skiing Accident

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is mourning the death of a cadet who suffered fatal injuries while skiing.

  • Japan December 11, 2018 3:59 pm

    5 Missing Marines Declared Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

    The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have been halted. The five were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided last Thursday with an F/A-18 Hornet during regular training. The warplanes...

  • Donald Trump November 30, 2018 2:44 pm

    In a Twist, Trump Fights to Keep Some Palestinian Aid Alive

    For two years, the Trump administration has unabashedly slashed U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Now, amid signs it may finally roll out its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the administration is scrambling to save what little remaining Palestinian assistance it provides. The striking turnabout is the result of the belated realization that an obscure new law will likely force the...

  • coach July 19, 2018 3:37 am

    Soccer Team Describes Thai Cave Ordeal, Rescue After Leaving Hospital

    Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet. “We weren’t sure if it was for real,” 14-year-old Adul Samon said. “So we stopped and listened. And it turned out to be...

  • Europe June 30, 2018 3:05 am

    West Point Gets 1st Black Superintendent in 216-Year History

    Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials announced Friday. Williams will assume command as the academy’s 60th superintendent during a ceremony Monday morning in West Point’s Jefferson Hall, school officials...

  • Pentagon April 20, 2018 1:27 am

    Pentagon: Sarin Likely at Syria Sites, But Questions Remain

    The Pentagon said Thursday a “preponderance of the evidence” indicates there were chemical weapons, including “elements” of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week. Any definitive conclusion probably will remain an open question for some time. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said at a Pentagon briefing that the United States...

  • Donald Trump April 6, 2018 12:58 am

    President Trump: 2,000 to 4,000 Troops Needed at Border With Mexico

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Trump’s comments to reporters on Air Force One were his first estimate on guard levels he believes needed, and would be a lower number of troops than the 6,400 National...

  • Donald Trump March 26, 2018 12:29 am

    VA Secretary Shulkin in Limbo With Trump: Sources

    President Donald Trump is planning to oust embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid an extraordinary rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses, three administration officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. Two officials said an announcement on Shulkin could happen this week, subject to Trump’s final decision as the White House hones in...

  • California February 8, 2018 8:57 pm

    Pentagon Misconduct Complaints Increase; Fewer Found Guilty

    The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators. Overall, there were 803 complaints filed in the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30, compared to...

  • California February 8, 2018 2:54 pm

    Pentagon Misconduct Complaints Increase; Fewer Found Guilty

    The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators. Overall, there were 803 complaints filed in the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30, compared to...

  • ISIS December 9, 2017 9:30 pm

    Iraq Says Its War Against ISIS Has Ended

    After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally announced the victory in...

  • Donald Trump December 9, 2017 4:40 pm

    Trump's North Korea Policy Could Trigger Famine: Experts

    The Trump administration’s primary North Korea strategy would do little to curb the country’s nuclear program and could trigger a famine, according to experts. After spearheading several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off oil supplies to Kim Jong Un’s regime and the 25 million people he rules, NBC News reported. Lt. Gen. H.R....

  • Donald Trump November 30, 2017 4:16 pm

    US, China Hold Low-Key Military Talks Amid N. Korea Tensions

    U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea’s most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a crisis. As President Donald Trump greeted the North’s launching of another intercontinental ballistic missile with familiar demands for China to get tougher with...

  • Associated Press November 26, 2017 4:36 pm

    FBI Didn't Tell US Targets as Russian Hackers Hunted Emails

    The hackers’ targets: The former head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Air Force. An ex-director at the National Security Council. A former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. All were caught up in a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage campaign. None was warned by the FBI. The bureau repeatedly failed to alert targets of the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear...

  • president November 9, 2017 7:57 pm

    Air Force: Racial Slurs Written by Cadet Candidate Who Was Targeted

    Racial slurs posted outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Air Force Academy were written by one of those students, the school said Tuesday, adding Wednesday that it would not discuss what led the student to allegedly stage the hate crime. The announcement was a jarring turn in an episode that prompted the academy’s superintendent to warn...

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