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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

56 min 23 sec ago
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq.

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

1 hour 20 min ago
Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

2 hours 29 min ago
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Former Marine charged in immigrant smuggling case

4 hours 37 min ago
Tyler James Yeager was arrested after an undocumented Chinese citizen was found hidden inside the spare tire compartment the vehicle that Yeager was driving.

Ahoy! 'Old Ironsides,' world's oldest warship, sailing again

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:55
Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:52
The deployment, a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2.0, had soldiers mostly in Germany, with others spread to Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. It was the brigade’s first deployment to Europe.

Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:39
It's the first pennant for one of baseball's most storied franchises since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed Los Angeles to its last championship in 1988.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:49
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression system.

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:57
Companies have until Oct. 26 to finish the models but Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said the last two came into profile, with crews installing a corrugated metal surface on the eighth model on a dirt lot just a few steps from homes in Tijuana, Mexico.

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:27
The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.

Pentagon probing troubling questions after deadly Niger ambush

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:46
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work.

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:12
White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:30
Republicans controlling the Senate appear set to muscle their $4 trillion budget plan through the Senate late Thursday, turning back successive attempts by Democrats to derail GOP plans for a tax cut later this year.

Decades of secrecy end soon if Trump allows release of last JFK assassination records

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:21
Generations of professional and amateur sleuths have spent decades steeped in the details of the JFK assassination. In coming days, they’ll be able to pore through thousands more files kept classified for 54 years — unless President Donald Trump steps in.

Orchestrate a campaign of conquest in challenging ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:09
Anyone familiar with “The Lord of the Rings” knows that fighting orcs is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it or the Dark Lord wins. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War” lets you take up a sword and bow to join the battle against Sauron. And it’s definitely hard work.

CIA Director: North Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:56
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.

Plan to replace ‘Choice’ also will modernize VA health system

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:40
Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans service organizations will begin to spar this month over final details of a plan that not only will replace the much-maligned Veterans Choice program but empower VA to modernize large parts of its health care system.

Michigan to test water near National Guard combat center for contamination

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:39
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination.

Late-start at KMC, Baumholder schools made permanent

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:30
Late-start Thursdays that began earlier this month on a trial basis at all Kaiserslautern Military Community and Baumholder schools will now be permanent after the first two weeks, during which the adjusted schedule went smoothly, school officials said.

Coast Guard's search for 2 men off Molokai coast continues

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:26
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday identified the two missing men who were aboard the helicopter that disappeared Monday night off the northwest coast of Molokai.