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Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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.
1 hour 29 min ago

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

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.
1 hour 40 min ago

Appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper's sentence

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.
2 hours 21 min ago

Shutdown cancels North Carolina National Guard training

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.
2 hours 49 min ago

Nonprofit steps in to aid military death benefits during shutdown

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.
2 hours 51 min ago

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

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.
3 hours 41 min ago