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South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to impeach scandal-ridden President Park Geun-hye, but it was the millions of people wielding nothing but candles who really forced her from office.



US defense secretary arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in Baghdad to meet with American commanders and Iraqi leaders and to assess progress in the fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.


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Army's long drought ends with hard-fought 21-17 win over Navy

Army was watching a familiar story play out Saturday. Then it wrote a new ending. The Black Knights, mired in a 14-game losing streak against Navy, rallied for a 21-17 victory in the 117th meeting between the teams Saturday before 71,600 at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.


After the Islamic State, Iraq at risk of a new battle for disputed territory

Peshmerga Col. Nabi Ahmed Mohammed's force of 300 fighters had been tasked with securing Bashiqa as part of the Iraqi military's offensive against the Islamic State in nearby Mosul. At least eight peshmerga were killed in taking the bombed-out town. Now, Mohammed's men are making plans for a permanent presence there.



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A Marine veteran in Congress opposes Mattis' nomination, and reaction is fierce

A member of Congress who served as a Marine in Iraq said he has been called "everything you can under the sun" by fellow veterans for his decision to oppose retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis becoming defense secretary, but he stands by his choice.


Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

Military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club in Kabul say cigar smoking is more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home.


Election tampering charge roils Washington

In a secure meeting room under the Capitol last week, lawmakers held in their hands a classified letter written by colleagues in the Senate summing up a secret, new CIA assessment of Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.



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Syrian activists say Islamic State fighting back in Palmyra

Palmyra is home to towering 2,000-year-old ruins and was a major tourist attraction before the civil war broke out in 2011


Veteran seeks Honduras combat recognition

When he twice went to Honduras in 1984, he was told it was just training and war games, but Richard Grell maintained he was part of an actual war.


Italian foreign minister poised to get premier's job

The Italian populist opposition party, the 5-Star Movement has been pressing for a new election soon to capitalize on the angry mood of voters who have punished ruling parties in much of Europe lately.


South Korea indicts ex-presidential aide in scandal probe

Prosecutors indicted Cho Won-dong, a former senior presidential secretary for economic affairs, for allegedly working with impeached president Park Geun-hye in an unsuccessful attempt to force the vice chairman of a Seoul-based conglomerate to quit,


Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

Congregants said the Reigners Bible Church was still under construction when it was crowded with worshippers to ordain a bishop on Saturday. Metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.


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Syrian activists say Islamic State fighting back in Palmyra

Palmyra is home to towering 2,000-year-old ruins and was a major tourist attraction before the civil war broke out in 2011


Veteran seeks Honduras combat recognition

When he twice went to Honduras in 1984, he was told it was just training and war games, but Richard Grell maintained he was part of an actual war.


Italian foreign minister poised to get premier's job

The Italian populist opposition party, the 5-Star Movement has been pressing for a new election soon to capitalize on the angry mood of voters who have punished ruling parties in much of Europe lately.


South Korea indicts ex-presidential aide in scandal probe

Prosecutors indicted Cho Won-dong, a former senior presidential secretary for economic affairs, for allegedly working with impeached president Park Geun-hye in an unsuccessful attempt to force the vice chairman of a Seoul-based conglomerate to quit,


Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

Congregants said the Reigners Bible Church was still under construction when it was crowded with worshippers to ordain a bishop on Saturday. Metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.




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Stepfather to stand trial for murder in disappearance of deployed seaman's son

Tieray Jones was living with 2-year-old Jahi Turner's mother, Tameka Turner, who was in the Navy and had been deployed a few days before her son went missing. Jahi was reported missing on April 25, 2002.


Arizona Air Guard base to be renamed after Goldwater

The Arizona Air National Guard base on the south side of Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix is being renamed to honor Barry Goldwater, the late Arizona senator and former Air National Guard member.


Joyous reunion as mom returns from deployment

After realizing his mother walked through the door, the 13-year-old jumped out of his seat and wrapped her in a tight embrace as she whispered "surprise" through smiles and tears.


Man among last surviving Marine Raiders from World War II

When the four Raider battalions were folded back into Marine infantry units, the nearly 8,000 men earned seven Medals of Honor, 141 Navy Crosses and 330 Silver Stars.


Coast Guard seeks public's help to find false mayday caller

The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to find someone who has made repeated false calls for help from near the mouth of the Columbia River.


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Stepfather to stand trial for murder in disappearance of deployed seaman's son

Tieray Jones was living with 2-year-old Jahi Turner's mother, Tameka Turner, who was in the Navy and had been deployed a few days before her son went missing. Jahi was reported missing on April 25, 2002.


Arizona Air Guard base to be renamed after Goldwater

The Arizona Air National Guard base on the south side of Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix is being renamed to honor Barry Goldwater, the late Arizona senator and former Air National Guard member.


Joyous reunion as mom returns from deployment

After realizing his mother walked through the door, the 13-year-old jumped out of his seat and wrapped her in a tight embrace as she whispered "surprise" through smiles and tears.


Man among last surviving Marine Raiders from World War II

When the four Raider battalions were folded back into Marine infantry units, the nearly 8,000 men earned seven Medals of Honor, 141 Navy Crosses and 330 Silver Stars.


Coast Guard seeks public's help to find false mayday caller

The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to find someone who has made repeated false calls for help from near the mouth of the Columbia River.



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Army's long drought ends with hard-fought 21-17 win over Navy

Army was watching a familiar story play out Saturday. Then it wrote a new ending. The Black Knights, mired in a 14-game losing streak against Navy, rallied for a 21-17 victory in the 117th meeting between the teams Saturday before 71,600 at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.


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GALLERY

Army's long drought ends with hard-fought 21-17 win over Navy

Army was watching a familiar story play out Saturday. Then it wrote a new ending. The Black Knights, mired in a 14-game losing streak against Navy, rallied for a 21-17 victory in the 117th meeting between the teams Saturday before 71,600 at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.



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