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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.


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.



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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.


Former AF chaplain estranged from family kills daughter, self

A former university and Air Force chaplain bought a shotgun after completing treatment for substance abuse and drove to the home of his estranged family, where he killed his adult daughter and then himself, police said Friday.



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Iran proposes regional anti-terror bloc to include Saudis

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told a security conference on Sunday that the two countries, along with Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan, should join together to promote "regional peace" and defend the Palestinians.


Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.


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Putin's Russia seeks to project power with modern military

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria's shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times.


Guam war reparations waiting on president's signature

Legislation that includes reparations for Guam residents who experienced atrocities during World War II is waiting on President Barack Obama's signature.


Car blast kills 6 at police station in Somalia's capital

Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in Somalia, the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabab, still launches deadly attacks across large parts of south and central Somalia.


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Iran proposes regional anti-terror bloc to include Saudis

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told a security conference on Sunday that the two countries, along with Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan, should join together to promote "regional peace" and defend the Palestinians.


Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.


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Putin's Russia seeks to project power with modern military

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria's shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times.


Guam war reparations waiting on president's signature

Legislation that includes reparations for Guam residents who experienced atrocities during World War II is waiting on President Barack Obama's signature.


Car blast kills 6 at police station in Somalia's capital

Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in Somalia, the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabab, still launches deadly attacks across large parts of south and central Somalia.




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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.


No mystery here: Edgar Allen Poe lends poetry to Army's receiving corps

The only people who need fear Edgar Allen Poe this weekend play in Navy’s defensive backfield. This Poe is not a revered long-dead writer but a 6-4 senior wide receiver for the Army Black Knights and an important downfield threat for an offense largely built on the running game.


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.


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.


No mystery here: Edgar Allen Poe lends poetry to Army's receiving corps

The only people who need fear Edgar Allen Poe this weekend play in Navy’s defensive backfield. This Poe is not a revered long-dead writer but a 6-4 senior wide receiver for the Army Black Knights and an important downfield threat for an offense largely built on the running game.


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.


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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