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Mathew Healy, a physician assistant who worked on Okinawa, was last seen around noon Monday at the Happo-one ski resort in Nagano prefecture.


Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Somalia is "our most perplexing challenge," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press.


Malaysia says airport safe, Kim Jong Nam autopsy shows nerve agent effect

Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.


Sailor shot and killed by security at Virginia naval base

A U.S. Navy sailor has died after he was shot by Naval Air Station Oceana security officers late Friday night.



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Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow

The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group.


Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.



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Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.


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Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

Two women have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours. The women told officials that they believed the entire operation was a harmless prank for a reality show.


Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that his troops entered the Tayaran neighborhood Sunday morning and it is now "under their full control."


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Cheer squads dazzle the crowds with acrobatics at European competition

Emotions ran high and nerves were on edge Saturday morning at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center, well before championship hoops took to the court.


Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Somalia is "our most perplexing challenge," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press.


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Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.


ANALYSIS

Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

Two women have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours. The women told officials that they believed the entire operation was a harmless prank for a reality show.


Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that his troops entered the Tayaran neighborhood Sunday morning and it is now "under their full control."


GALLERY

Cheer squads dazzle the crowds with acrobatics at European competition

Emotions ran high and nerves were on edge Saturday morning at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center, well before championship hoops took to the court.


Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Somalia is "our most perplexing challenge," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press.



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Medal of Honor recipient: Award belongs to those 'who didn't get to come home'

Wearing the Medal of Honor he earned during World War II on a blue ribbon around his neck, Hershel W. “Woody” Williams talked humbly about what it was like to be an American hero during a visit to Aiken on Thursday.



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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


Hospital seeks participants for PTSD treatment study

Womack Army Medical Center, as a large military hospital at the nation's largest military installation, is expected to provide roughly half the participants in the clinical trial.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Sailors from Bataan Amphibious Ready Group begin deploying

Sailors from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group began their departures from Hampton Roads Navy bases Saturday for a seven month deployment to the Middle East and Europe.


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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


Hospital seeks participants for PTSD treatment study

Womack Army Medical Center, as a large military hospital at the nation's largest military installation, is expected to provide roughly half the participants in the clinical trial.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Sailors from Bataan Amphibious Ready Group begin deploying

Sailors from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group began their departures from Hampton Roads Navy bases Saturday for a seven month deployment to the Middle East and Europe.



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DI boys final

Ramstein holds off Wiesbaden to win third straight

A potential Warrior game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer bounced around the rim and fell away, taking the Warriors’ hopes of the school’s first boys hoops title since 1999 with it.


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Ramstein holds off Wiesbaden to win third straight

A potential Warrior game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer bounced around the rim and fell away, taking the Warriors’ hopes of the school’s first boys hoops title since 1999 with it.



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