A tank commander directs his crew's fire from the hatch of their M1A1 Abrams tank while engaging targets on the range at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2, 2016. <br>Jon Soucy/U.S. Army

First female soldiers graduate armor officer course

Thirteen recently commissioned female Army officers graduated Thursday from the Basic Armor Officer Leadership Course at Fort Benning, becoming the service’s first female armor officers.

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Air raids, blackouts and panic: When World War II came to Bay Area

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. Though the Sunday morning bombing came as a surprise, there had long been warnings that something was coming, that the California coastline would be an obvious target for the Japanese war machine. The great natural harbor of San Francisco Bay — rimmed as it was with military, oil and industrial bombing targets — was suddenly just as vulnerable.

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Stolen Nazi camp gate probe could be complicated, officials say

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.

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