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U.S. sees `four or five' ways to resolve North Korean crisis

2 hours 37 min ago
The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and "some are uglier than others," National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries.

As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill's fate bleak

3 hours 9 min ago
Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal.

Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

3 hours 17 min ago
A Palestinian attacker opened fire early Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence.

U.S. Navy’s first female four-star admiral set to retire

3 hours 55 min ago
Adm. Michelle Howard, the first woman to become a four-star admiral, will end her groundbreaking Navy career when she retires by January.

Japanese remember mother, children killed after Marine Corps jet crashed 40 years ago

4 hours 38 min ago
Paper cranes and flowers were placed over the weekend near a statue of a mother holding her two children to mark 40 years since a deadly Marine Corps plane crash in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Veteran shot and killed by California police battled drugs, failed Navy career

7 hours 13 min ago
Dillan Tabares, a Navy veteran who alluded to his failed military career as a catalyst for his drug problems, was shot and killed in Huntington Beach by police officers.

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

7 hours 23 min ago
Chelsea Manning said Monday she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record in the United States.

Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

8 hours 17 min ago
Myanmar's U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State.

Pacific Fleet admiral to retire after being passed over for promotion

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:11
Adm. Scott Swift, Pacific Fleet commander, said in a statement Monday that the chief of naval operations has informed him he will not succeed Adm. Harry Harris, who is slated to retire next year.

Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter, Muslims

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:55
The targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.

Fort Drum aviators to deploy to South Korea

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:25
A group of aviators from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade will soon deploy to South Korea, where they will conduct aviation operations throughout the country.

FBI takes over investigation of missing Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek employee

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:14
Ashanti Billie’s parents, who are Army veterans, previously questioned why federal investigators were not more involved in the investigation when the last place their daughter was seen was on a Naval base.

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva: ‘I feel embarrassed’ by anthem foul-up

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:59
Alejandro Villanueva said he never intended to stand alone during the national anthem on Sunday and apologized to his teammates and coach Mike Tomlin for what he called “a very embarrassing” botching of the team’s pregame plan.

Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:20
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he is working to change the department's regulatory culture to be more business friendly.

VFW, American Legion: NFL protests disrespectful to vets; others disagree

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:32
Top veterans organizations jumped into the fray Monday over National Football League players who have been sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in protest, in a debate taking on significance as it intensifies.

Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico, while Trump tweets about debt

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:15
Five days after the Category 4 storm slammed into Puerto Rico, many of the more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory were still without adequate food, water and fuel.

Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:51
Intelligence and law enforcement officials across the government lobbied Congress Monday to let them conduct broad surveillance on foreign targets in coming years, saying it helps prevent terrorist and cyberattacks on the United States. They said current rules adequately safeguard the privacy of Americans.

Commander of Fort Benning infantry training battalion is relieved of command

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:06
Army Lt. Col. Robert Howard was relieved of command of the 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade “for a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” said Ben Garrett, a spokesman for Fort Benning’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, which is responsible for infantry recruit training.

Collins' opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:58
The Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law was flickering out Monday as a decisive handful of GOP senators remained opposed to the last-gasp bill. Changes aimed at galvanizing GOP support produced no apparent additional votes as time was running out for the White House and party leaders.

N. Korean diplomat: US warplanes can be shot down after Trump tweet 'declared war'

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:51
North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's weekend tweet was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.