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Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:14:40 +0000
Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand on the hallowed Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday as he wrapped up a four-day trip to the Mideast that ended with Palestinians still fuming over the Trump administration's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

US strikes kill up to 150 Islamic State fighters in Syria on Saturday 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:04:15 +0000
U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.

'I got really emotional': Reactions to Oscar nominations 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:56:00 +0000
A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.

Congressional Democrats call on Facebook, Twitter to urgently investigate Russian bots, trolls 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:54:47 +0000
Top congressional Democrats on Tuesday called on Facebook and Twitter to urgently examine the role of Russian bots and trolls in the growing online campaign to release a classified memo about allegations that the FBI mishandled a classified surveillance request as it probed Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Man who sexually abused 2 teens in McConnell base housing sentenced 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:52:27 +0000
Random Shane Smith, 38, of Wichita, Kansas was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually abusing two 16-year-old girls.

US Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exercise  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:48:09 +0000
The U.S. Navy says it only received a radio message from Iranian naval vessels about an ongoing Iranian exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, countering Tehran claims of a tense encounter between the two fleets.

Report: Gulf Coast wreck could be last US slave ship  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:43:00 +0000
Researchers say remains of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring slaves to the United States nearly 160 years ago.

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:31:24 +0000
France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N. says an estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.

Fifty years ago, North Korea tortured USS Pueblo crew members, gathering damaging intel 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:28:00 +0000
Back when North Korea was in the business of attacking the United States and not just making colorful but empty threats, the rogue state launched an audacious mission to capture an American spy ship, kidnap its crew, and steal lots of cryptologic goodies. It was a success.

Electric Boat president boasts of rising tide for submarines 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:14:07 +0000
The president of Electric Boat delivered an upbeat outlook for the submarine manufacturer on Monday, detailing to a business audience increased hiring, a rising number of subs being built and new buildings planned for the Groton site to handle the expanding workload.

3 arrested and charged in Poland after expose on neo-Nazis  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:12:14 +0000
Polish authorities have arrested and charged three people with propagating fascism after a news program revealed details about a neo-Nazi group in Poland that celebrated Adolf Hitler in a ceremony last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:55:00 +0000
Two 15-year-olds were killed: A girl died at the scene, and a boy died later at a hospital, the governor said, adding that all of the victims are believed to be students.

Bulgarian accused of smuggling military-grade electronics from Colorado to Russia 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:53:14 +0000
Tsvetan Kanev, 45, faces a total of 50 years in prison and a $1 million fine for one count of smuggling and two counts violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

San Francisco soldier killed in Korea War to be buried  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:52:09 +0000
U.S. Army Pvt. James J. Leonard was reported killed in action on July 25, 1950 while defending Yongdong, South Korea during a North Korean Army attack. He went missing until a construction crew doing road work last year discovered his remains.

Hawaii soldier planned to join Islamic State and bomb Schofield Barracks, feds say 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:27:00 +0000
Wheeler Army Airfield soldier and accused Islamic State group sympathizer Ikaika Erik Kang told a confidential source that he was going to leave the military after getting promoted, join IS and attack Schofield Barracks as a suicide bomber, according to documents unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court.

Australian refugee advocates say 40 refugees bound for US  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:22:43 +0000
Refugee advocates said a group of 40 refugees denied entry to Australia left Tuesday from an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea bound for resettlement in the United States.

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:17:00 +0000
Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Egypt's former chief of staff was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement against the armed forces and other charges in what appeared to be a calculated move to force out the last potentially serious challenger to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

North Korea may seek to steal Olympic spotlight with massive military parade one day ahead of games 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:12:18 +0000
In a move seen as a possible bid to steal some of the Olympic limelight and one that could jeopardize easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has moved forward the date it will mark the 70th anniversary of its regular army’s founding to Feb. 8 — just a day before the Winter Games kick off in the South.

Coast Guard warning: Stay off ice until weather gets colder  

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:09:12 +0000
The U.S. Coast Guard is warning people in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio to avoid ice-covered waters as mild weather makes them increasingly unstable.

Mattis seeks ties with Indonesian special forces unit, with an eye on China 

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:33:00 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pushing to reestablish contact with Indonesia's premier counterterror force, he said Tuesday, decades after it was barred from working closely with U.S. forces because of human-rights abuses.


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