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A Navy commander with 23 years of military service pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in San Diego federal court, admitting that he conspired to buy and sell ecstasy and other drugs on the dark web over at least an 18-month period that ended with his March arrest at his condo.


US and China are engaged in a 'Cold War,' CIA Asia expert says

Even as the Trump administration works to warm relations with North Korea and Russia, America’s relations with China have chilled so much a top Central Intelligence Agency expert has dusted off an old term: “Cold War.”


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Biloxi's baseball coach isn't big on flying, but he was a 'rock star' with the Blue Angels

Biloxi High School baseball coach Eddie Lofton admits that he doesn't care much for flying, but his experience Friday morning aboard an F/A-18 with a U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot still had him buzzing a couple of hours later.


Who is Michael McFaul, the ex-US envoy drawn into the center of the Trump-Russia flap?

When Michael McFaul served as U.S. ambassador to Moscow under the Obama administration, he found himself accused of plotting to overthrow leader Vladimir Putin. The ex-envoy, now an academic at Stanford University, got a jolting reminder this week that the Russian strongman hasn't forgotten him.


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Air Force secretary discusses pilot retention, other issues in Scott AFB visit

“We’re looking at retention, as well as producing more pilots,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said. “It’s better if you retain.”


'Definitely proud to be an American': USS Laboon home after 5-month deployment

More than 300 sailors who returned to Naval Station Norfolk Friday on the USS Laboon after a five-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East, where the guided missile destroyer engaged in the April 13 missile strike on Syria.


USS Liberty Veterans Association aims to keep memory of controversial 1967 incident alive

Although initially ordered not to discuss the attack upon their vessel, crew members of the USS Liberty started comparing recollections of that day. By the time of a 15th anniversary gathering in 1982, they had formed the USS Liberty Veterans Association, a group dedicated to raising awareness of the Liberty's story and collecting information to clarify its history.



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Father, son both served in military and as sheriff's deputies; Now they're in jail

Dad Carlton Nebergall Jr. is charged with first-degree murder. The son, Jason Nebergall, is convicted of attempted rape. Both wound up behind bars within a five month period this year, apparently just an odd matter of timing after no prior criminal histories for either man.


US and China are engaged in a 'Cold War,' CIA Asia expert says

Even as the Trump administration works to warm relations with North Korea and Russia, America’s relations with China have chilled so much a top Central Intelligence Agency expert has dusted off an old term: “Cold War.”


Another summit to remember: When Gorbachev outmaneuvered Reagan in Reykjavik

The recent summit in Helsinki with U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin carried echoes of a tête-à-tête between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in the capital of another Nordic nation. The 1986 summit in Reykjavik became a turning-point in the Cold War, paving the way for a seminal agreement on nuclear disarmament.


Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria's capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: "Are you a soldier or a militant?"


Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust

The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds.


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Father, son both served in military and as sheriff's deputies; Now they're in jail

Dad Carlton Nebergall Jr. is charged with first-degree murder. The son, Jason Nebergall, is convicted of attempted rape. Both wound up behind bars within a five month period this year, apparently just an odd matter of timing after no prior criminal histories for either man.


US and China are engaged in a 'Cold War,' CIA Asia expert says

Even as the Trump administration works to warm relations with North Korea and Russia, America’s relations with China have chilled so much a top Central Intelligence Agency expert has dusted off an old term: “Cold War.”


Another summit to remember: When Gorbachev outmaneuvered Reagan in Reykjavik

The recent summit in Helsinki with U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin carried echoes of a tête-à-tête between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in the capital of another Nordic nation. The 1986 summit in Reykjavik became a turning-point in the Cold War, paving the way for a seminal agreement on nuclear disarmament.


Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria's capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: "Are you a soldier or a militant?"


Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust

The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds.



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World War II vet from NM finally receives his Bronze Star

It was a long time coming, but retired Staff Sgt. Dennis Ferk of the 164th infantry division of the North Dakota Army National Guard finally received the Bronze Star he earned during World War II.



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Coast Guard captain was relieved of duty for inappropriate behavior

Capt. Andrew Tucci was being investigated for abusive sexual contact, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard's investigation indicated there was "permanent relief for cause," and Tucci retired.


Legend of enigmatic baseball star, Marine Ted Williams is recounted in PBS show

To this day, 16 years after his death, Ted Williams remains something of an enigma, a man whose other-worldly talent was quickly evident but who was a complex riddle in so many other facets, as an exceptional chapter “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” in PBS TV’s “American Masters” series seeks to illuminate.


San Diego Navy commander pleads guilty to dark web drug charge

A Navy commander with 23 years of military service pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in San Diego federal court, admitting that he conspired to buy and sell ecstasy and other drugs on the dark web over at least an 18-month period that ended with his March arrest at his condo.


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Coast Guard captain was relieved of duty for inappropriate behavior

Capt. Andrew Tucci was being investigated for abusive sexual contact, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard's investigation indicated there was "permanent relief for cause," and Tucci retired.


Legend of enigmatic baseball star, Marine Ted Williams is recounted in PBS show

To this day, 16 years after his death, Ted Williams remains something of an enigma, a man whose other-worldly talent was quickly evident but who was a complex riddle in so many other facets, as an exceptional chapter “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” in PBS TV’s “American Masters” series seeks to illuminate.


San Diego Navy commander pleads guilty to dark web drug charge

A Navy commander with 23 years of military service pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in San Diego federal court, admitting that he conspired to buy and sell ecstasy and other drugs on the dark web over at least an 18-month period that ended with his March arrest at his condo.



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Legend of enigmatic baseball star, Marine Ted Williams is recounted in PBS show

To this day, 16 years after his death, Ted Williams remains something of an enigma, a man whose other-worldly talent was quickly evident but who was a complex riddle in so many other facets, as an exceptional chapter “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” in PBS TV’s “American Masters” series seeks to illuminate.


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Legend of enigmatic baseball star, Marine Ted Williams is recounted in PBS show

To this day, 16 years after his death, Ted Williams remains something of an enigma, a man whose other-worldly talent was quickly evident but who was a complex riddle in so many other facets, as an exceptional chapter “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” in PBS TV’s “American Masters” series seeks to illuminate.