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Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

1 hour 29 min ago
Jordan's king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

1 hour 39 min ago
Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

Appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper's sentence

2 hours 20 min ago
A judge ruled that D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has made its ban on mandatory life-without-parole for juvenile offenders retroactive.

Shutdown cancels North Carolina National Guard training

2 hours 49 min ago
The federal government shutdown has scuttled plans for a National Guard training exercise at Fort Bragg and created uncertainty for the Army base's civilian employees and local businesses.

Nonprofit steps in to aid military death benefits during shutdown

2 hours 50 min ago
Just as the group had done during the 16-day government shutdown in 2013, Fisher House Foundation said it would cover payments to Gold Star families that are cut off during the current shutdown.

Cataclysmic cargo: The hunt for four missing nuclear bombs after a B-52 crash

3 hours 40 min ago
At the height of the Cold War, a B-52 Stratofortress carrying a payload 293 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima went down 50 years ago over Thule, Greenland.

Up to 1,000 more US troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

3 hours 51 min ago
The U.S. Army is readying plans that could increase the total force in Afghanistan by as many as 1,000 U.S. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said.

Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists

5 hours 22 min ago
A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Phoenix for a Syrian man accused of making a key component of improvised explosive devices used by a jihadist group in attacks against American soldiers during the Iraq War.

Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay

6 hours 24 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government.

Two killed in helicopter crash during Fort Irwin training exercise

7 hours 31 min ago
Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in Colorado.

Here's what we know about how the shutdown is affecting the military, DoD civilians and veterans

7 hours 55 min ago
The potential long-term impacts are unclear, but active-duty military personnel will keep working.

Iran deal 'fixes' to dominate Tillerson's agenda in Europe

8 hours 42 min ago
Britain and France are parties to the 2015 Iran deal that President Donald Trump has warned he will walk away from this spring unless fixes are made to his liking.

Avalanche kills 5 soldiers, injures 7 in Turkey

8 hours 56 min ago
The soldiers were conducting operations against Kurdish rebel group the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

Spain: 2 migrants dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

9 hours 12 min ago
Maritime rescue service says that it also saved another 51 migrants from two other boats between late Saturday and Sunday morning.

Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

9 hours 18 min ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revived once-frosty relations with China since taking power in 2016 and often criticizes U.S. security policies.

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

9 hours 50 min ago
Whether the Guard would agree remains unclear, as the organization is estimated to hold around a third of the country's entire economy.

Turkey says its troops have entered Syria in fight against Kurdish militias

10 hours 5 min ago
Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia a terror organization and a security threat because of its affiliation to Kurdish rebels fighting in southeastern Turkey.

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining Islamic State

10 hours 19 min ago
The woman acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her two daughters. Both daughters later married militants.

Standoff in Kabul hotel ends with Taliban attackers killed

11 hours 32 min ago
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said at least four Afghans and 14 foreigners were killed in an attack at a popular luxury hotel in Kabul that ended Sunday, after about 16 hours.

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:10
Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.