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The Pentagon said Tuesday that the United States has detected “active handling of chemical weapons” at Syria’s Shayrat air base, which prompted the White House to warn President Bashar Assad that he would “pay a very heavy price” if those weapons are used.



Lockdown lifted at Redstone Arsenal, few details about 'potential' shooter

Officials at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal have lifted a lockdown of the north Alabama post but provided few details about the reports of an active shooter that shutdown the post for several hours.


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Thousands pay their respects to lost USS Fitzgerald sailors at Yokosuka

Thousands of people lined the streets of Yokosuka Tuesday to pay their respects to the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors who died after the destroyer collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.


US soldier critically injured after electric shock near the Hungarian border

U.S. military officials say an American soldier has been hospitalized in Romania in critical condition after suffering an electric shock while working at a railway station near the Hungarian border.



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US tanks on rotation to Europe unleash fury on the range

Army tankers with the 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, let loose a hailstorm of 120 mm armor-piercing and multipurpose rounds from their M1A2 Abrams tanks during live-fire training on Tuesday.


Former Green Beret gets not guilty verdict in 2015 shooting death of intruder

An El Paso County jury on Monday acquitted a Green Beret of negligent homicide for fatally shooting an intruder in his garage.


Marine Corps Installations Pacific gets new commander on Okinawa

Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Rock has taken command of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Camp Butler, which provides installation services to forward-deployed Marines, sailors and their families in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea and Hawaii.



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Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid

The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Japan to more strictly confiscate cargo linked to North Korea's nuke supplies

Japan's Cabinet revised an ordinance revision Tuesday aimed at introducing a so-called "catch-all" regulation that enables Japan to seize all cargo items possibly linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile development.


US soldier critically injured after electric shock near the Hungarian border

U.S. military officials say an American soldier has been hospitalized in Romania in critical condition after suffering an electric shock while working at a railway station near the Hungarian border.


Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violence

Saudi Arabia is demolishing centuries-old homes in a Shiite town, leveling a historic district that officials say has become a hideout for local militants. The destruction has sparked shootouts in the streets between Saudi security forces and Shiite gunmen and stoked sectarian tensions that resonate around the region.


Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

Egypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya.


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Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid

The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Japan to more strictly confiscate cargo linked to North Korea's nuke supplies

Japan's Cabinet revised an ordinance revision Tuesday aimed at introducing a so-called "catch-all" regulation that enables Japan to seize all cargo items possibly linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile development.


US soldier critically injured after electric shock near the Hungarian border

U.S. military officials say an American soldier has been hospitalized in Romania in critical condition after suffering an electric shock while working at a railway station near the Hungarian border.


Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violence

Saudi Arabia is demolishing centuries-old homes in a Shiite town, leveling a historic district that officials say has become a hideout for local militants. The destruction has sparked shootouts in the streets between Saudi security forces and Shiite gunmen and stoked sectarian tensions that resonate around the region.


Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

Egypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya.



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Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap.



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2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.


Dayton Air Show sees drop in attendance after Thunderbirds cancel

Organizers blamed low attendance at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show on the cancellation of the Air Force Thunderbirds as the headline act due to a crash and record rainfall Friday that caused parking delays.


Bangor submarine commander relieved of duty

Cmdr. Steven Everhart was relieved by Capt. Mark Schmall, head of Submarine Squadron 17, because of a loss of confidence in his ability to serve as commanding officer.


Soldier at Vermont base charged with lewd conduct

A Massachusetts National Guard soldier is facing a charge he improperly touched a female subordinate while they were in formation at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont.


Army captain now a Coast Guard ensign — and happy about it

While his decision may seem curious to some, Andrew Grady said a demotion — and a switch in his branch of service – was the best way to keep his family together.


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2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.


Dayton Air Show sees drop in attendance after Thunderbirds cancel

Organizers blamed low attendance at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show on the cancellation of the Air Force Thunderbirds as the headline act due to a crash and record rainfall Friday that caused parking delays.


Bangor submarine commander relieved of duty

Cmdr. Steven Everhart was relieved by Capt. Mark Schmall, head of Submarine Squadron 17, because of a loss of confidence in his ability to serve as commanding officer.


Soldier at Vermont base charged with lewd conduct

A Massachusetts National Guard soldier is facing a charge he improperly touched a female subordinate while they were in formation at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont.


Army captain now a Coast Guard ensign — and happy about it

While his decision may seem curious to some, Andrew Grady said a demotion — and a switch in his branch of service – was the best way to keep his family together.



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Pennsylvania airshow was thrilling, but Arnold Palmer's absence was felt

This year's show was dedicated to golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died in September. “This is something that he always enjoyed,” said Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo. “Airshows would get him all fired up."


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Pennsylvania airshow was thrilling, but Arnold Palmer's absence was felt

This year's show was dedicated to golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died in September. “This is something that he always enjoyed,” said Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo. “Airshows would get him all fired up."



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