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Japanese fishermen to seek compensation after F-16 ditches fuel tanks into lake

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after an engine caught fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. A ban on fishing in the lake was instituted that day.


Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during Olympics before last minute cancellation

The vice president's office promoted his trip as an effort to combat what it said was North Korea's plan to use the Winter Games for propaganda purposes and portrayed the cancellation of the meeting as evidence his mission was a success.


West Point posthumously admits shooting victim Peter Wang to Class of 2025

The U.S. Military Academy will confer a letter of admission, along with honorarium tokens, to the family of shooting victim Peter Wang. The 15-year-old’s funeral is on Tuesday.


SPECIAL REPORT | Vietnam at 50: 1968

Marine veteran Richard Prince, the subject of one of the most famous photographs taken during the battle of Hue, talks about returning to Vietnam, some 50 years after the war.

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Army identifies soldier killed in noncombat incident in Baghdad

Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26, of Arlington, Kan., died in a noncombat incident Monday in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State campaign.


White House: ‘No reason to believe’ Trump has lost confidence in VA secretary

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to dispel speculation Tuesday that Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin — often complimented by President Donald Trump over the past year — is no longer in Trump’s good graces.


Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

The notification, which read "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," triggered widespread panic as more than a million residents and visitors feared they were about to face a ballistic missile strike.



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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska.


Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

A maritime Self-Defense Force PC-3 surveillance plane and an escort ship saw a North Korean-flagged tanker alongside a smaller ship on Feb. 16 about 250 kilometers (150 miles) off Shanghai in the East China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday.


Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.


Army identifies soldier killed in noncombat incident in Baghdad

Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26, of Arlington, Kan., died in a noncombat incident Monday in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State campaign.


17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump and a search was underway.


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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska.


Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

A maritime Self-Defense Force PC-3 surveillance plane and an escort ship saw a North Korean-flagged tanker alongside a smaller ship on Feb. 16 about 250 kilometers (150 miles) off Shanghai in the East China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday.


Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.


Army identifies soldier killed in noncombat incident in Baghdad

Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26, of Arlington, Kan., died in a noncombat incident Monday in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State campaign.


17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump and a search was underway.



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Sen. McCaskill says VA has reversed itself and paid claims to 17 WWII vets exposed to mustard gas

The Arla Harrell Act, pushed through Congress by Sen. Claire McCaskill and named after a Missouri veteran afftected by mustard gas, has paid almost $1 million to veterans who proved they were exposed to the toxic substance during chemical warfare experiments.



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Woman arrested after fatally stabbing Marine

Honolulu police arrested a 23-year-old woman early Monday morning in the Red Hill area after she allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old Marine who was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.


Doctors, dentists and "Despacito": Navy prepares for humanitarian mission to Latin America

Hundreds of Navy personnel are set to travel to Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia in the next few weeks as part of Operation Continuing Promise, a mission that will provide free medical, dental and veterinary care.


Japanese fishermen to seek compensation after F-16 ditches fuel tanks into lake

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after an engine caught fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. A ban on fishing in the lake was instituted that day.


New York soldier killed in fire rescue honored with 2 valor awards

Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah is credited with saving four lives in the massive apartment fire in the Bronx on Dec. 28, the city’s deadliest in a quarter of century. He entered the burning building at least four times before being overcome by smoke.


Drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison.

A Newport News man who made a false distress call from his boat in the Chesapeake Bay, then threatened a Coast Guard officer who came to rescue him, was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison.


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Woman arrested after fatally stabbing Marine

Honolulu police arrested a 23-year-old woman early Monday morning in the Red Hill area after she allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old Marine who was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.


Doctors, dentists and "Despacito": Navy prepares for humanitarian mission to Latin America

Hundreds of Navy personnel are set to travel to Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia in the next few weeks as part of Operation Continuing Promise, a mission that will provide free medical, dental and veterinary care.


Japanese fishermen to seek compensation after F-16 ditches fuel tanks into lake

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after an engine caught fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. A ban on fishing in the lake was instituted that day.


New York soldier killed in fire rescue honored with 2 valor awards

Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah is credited with saving four lives in the massive apartment fire in the Bronx on Dec. 28, the city’s deadliest in a quarter of century. He entered the burning building at least four times before being overcome by smoke.


Drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison.

A Newport News man who made a false distress call from his boat in the Chesapeake Bay, then threatened a Coast Guard officer who came to rescue him, was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison.



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United States takes dramatic curling victory over Canada

The U.S. men needed to beat Canada to have any realistic hope of moving on to the Olympic medal round. The American team still has a fight on its hands to get to the playoffs.


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United States takes dramatic curling victory over Canada

The U.S. men needed to beat Canada to have any realistic hope of moving on to the Olympic medal round. The American team still has a fight on its hands to get to the playoffs.