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Libyan official says gunmen capture, release 2 UN staffers

The deputy interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government says a U.N. convoy was attacked by bandits on the road from Tunis to Tripoli, and that two U.N. staffers were briefly detained.
14 hours 17 min ago

Italy threatens to close ports to NGO migrant rescue ships

Italy threatened Wednesday to close its ports to aid groups rescuing migrants off Libya's coast as it struggles to cope with the highest rate of rescues this year, officials said.
14 hours 23 min ago

UK's weakened government passes first vote since election

Britain's Conservative minority government passed its first test in Parliament since an election wiped out its majority, with lawmakers Wednesday narrowly rejecting an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.
14 hours 27 min ago

Senate bill aims to end 'unintended burden' on wounded vets accessing Tricare

A bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday to end a practice that inadvertently penalizes some medically retired servicemembers by forcing them to pay higher Medicare rates in order to maintain their Tricare health coverage.
14 hours 32 min ago

Study: Basing soldiers in Europe, South Korea would be cheaper than rotations

The downsizing of the Army overseas has cost more money than expected because of a reliance on expensive rotational forces when forward-based units can perform the same roles more cheaply, according to a new U.S. Army War College report.
15 hours 4 min ago

Texas yacht captain guilty of ID theft, as 20-year-old secret comes to light

Captains of vessels that carry more than six paying passengers are required to renew their U.S. Coast Guard licenses every five years. Capt. Christina White's was up for renewal early last year. She filled out a renewal application, submitted to the required physical exam and drug test and waited for her new license. That simple, routine act would prove to be her undoing, and set in motion the unraveling of a closely-held, 20-year-old secret.
15 hours 13 min ago