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Okinawa-based Marines were hailed as heroes Saturday as they led Guam’s Liberation Day parade, an annual celebration of the U.S. Pacific island territory’s deliverance 74 years ago from a brutal Japanese occupation. Thousands of Guamanians and indigenous Chamorro lined the streets shouting, “Thank you for your service.”



14 killed as blast strikes near Kabul airport soon after exiled first vice president returns

More than a dozen people were killed in an explosion near Kabul airport soon after controversial Afghan first vice president Abdurrashid Dostum returned from exile Sunday.


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In private, Trump vents his frustration over lack of progress on North Korea

The lack of immediate progress, though predicted by many analysts, has frustrated the president, who has fumed at his aides in private even as he publicly hails the success of the negotiations.


Air Force fighter intercepts plane near Trump golf course

A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump's private golf club Saturday.


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From the mundane to the milestones, technology keeping military families close during deployments

SIM cards, video chats, Wi-Fi and social media all playing an important role in helping families stay connected.


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.


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.



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No fatalities as WWII-era plane crashes at Texas airport

A twin-engine Douglas DC-3 — a civilian version of the C-47 military transport aircraft — “veered off the edge of the runway and caught fire” at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It was heading to Oshkosh, Wis., to participate in an airshow.


Marines celebrate liberation of Guam, 74 years after critical WWII battle

Okinawa-based Marines were hailed as heroes Saturday as they led Guam’s Liberation Day parade, an annual celebration of the U.S. Pacific island territory’s deliverance 74 years ago from a brutal Japanese occupation. Thousands of Guamanians and indigenous Chamorro lined the streets shouting, “Thank you for your service.”


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Keeping its cool: Lesser-known Grotte Caglieron an easy distance from Aviano

Italy’s most famous sites — such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Grand Canal in Venice and Pompeii — are famous around the world. But it’s not that difficult to live in the country for years and find lesser-known venues that you’ve never heard of, much less discovered. Grotte Caglieron is one of those places.


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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No fatalities as WWII-era plane crashes at Texas airport

A twin-engine Douglas DC-3 — a civilian version of the C-47 military transport aircraft — “veered off the edge of the runway and caught fire” at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It was heading to Oshkosh, Wis., to participate in an airshow.


Marines celebrate liberation of Guam, 74 years after critical WWII battle

Okinawa-based Marines were hailed as heroes Saturday as they led Guam’s Liberation Day parade, an annual celebration of the U.S. Pacific island territory’s deliverance 74 years ago from a brutal Japanese occupation. Thousands of Guamanians and indigenous Chamorro lined the streets shouting, “Thank you for your service.”


europe quick trips

Keeping its cool: Lesser-known Grotte Caglieron an easy distance from Aviano

Italy’s most famous sites — such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Grand Canal in Venice and Pompeii — are famous around the world. But it’s not that difficult to live in the country for years and find lesser-known venues that you’ve never heard of, much less discovered. Grotte Caglieron is one of those places.


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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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.


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.


Marines celebrate liberation of Guam, 74 years after critical WWII battle

Okinawa-based Marines were hailed as heroes Saturday as they led Guam’s Liberation Day parade, an annual celebration of the U.S. Pacific island territory’s deliverance 74 years ago from a brutal Japanese occupation. Thousands of Guamanians and indigenous Chamorro lined the streets shouting, “Thank you for your service.”


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Pilots recount rescue of suicidal man on Mount Hood

Capt. Phil Cole, part of the Air Force Reserve based in Portland who led a pararescue squad that assisted in the operation, said the climber seemed dazed after getting off the mountain. He shook the hands of all the rescuers after and thanked them before being driven to a hospital for evaluation.


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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.


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.


Marines celebrate liberation of Guam, 74 years after critical WWII battle

Okinawa-based Marines were hailed as heroes Saturday as they led Guam’s Liberation Day parade, an annual celebration of the U.S. Pacific island territory’s deliverance 74 years ago from a brutal Japanese occupation. Thousands of Guamanians and indigenous Chamorro lined the streets shouting, “Thank you for your service.”


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Pilots recount rescue of suicidal man on Mount Hood

Capt. Phil Cole, part of the Air Force Reserve based in Portland who led a pararescue squad that assisted in the operation, said the climber seemed dazed after getting off the mountain. He shook the hands of all the rescuers after and thanked them before being driven to a hospital for evaluation.



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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.