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More than 500 separated South Koreans and their family members will cross the border for two separate rounds of reunions between Aug. 20 and 26.


US ending funding for Syria recovery projects

The State Department announced Friday it was eliminating $230 million in funding for “stabilization” projects in the war-ravaged Syria.


Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming


Trump increasingly takes aim at China

After 18 months of treating North Korea as the top national security threat, President Donald Trump has increasingly turned his attention to China, taking a more confrontational approach.


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Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener

An image of South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Ri Ryong Nam hand-in-hand with their arms raised high that grabbed the spotlight at a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games on Saturday night.


Stern of US destroyer found near Alaska as researchers map little-known campaign of WWII

Researchers are hoping the discovery of the USS Abner Read brings some awareness about the Aleutian Islands campaign to the American public. For families of the sailors who died, they want the finding to offer some solace.


Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

The 39th president of the United States lives modestly, a sharp contrast to his successors, who have left the White House to embrace power of another kind: wealth.



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Destroyer executive officer fired for 'loss of confidence'

Navy Cmdr. Blandino A. Villanueva has been fired as the executive officer of the San Diego-based guided missile destroyer Decatur due to "loss of confidence in ability to lead," the Navy said Friday.


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


50 years ago, photographer documented Soviet invasion

Risking his life, Josef Koudelka took thousands of photos in the week that followed, capturing the shocking experience for Czechoslovakia — and the defiance of its people.


After 17 years of war, a peace movement grows in Afghanistan

With every step, the blisters burned. After three days of walking barefoot alongside a highway from Kabul with about 50 other peace activists, Abdul Malik Hamdard, a computer teacher, had only gotten as far as a farming village about 40 miles north of the capital. But he had a point to make.


'Most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar

For thousands of years beneath Egypt's desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it's "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."


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Destroyer executive officer fired for 'loss of confidence'

Navy Cmdr. Blandino A. Villanueva has been fired as the executive officer of the San Diego-based guided missile destroyer Decatur due to "loss of confidence in ability to lead," the Navy said Friday.


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


50 years ago, photographer documented Soviet invasion

Risking his life, Josef Koudelka took thousands of photos in the week that followed, capturing the shocking experience for Czechoslovakia — and the defiance of its people.


After 17 years of war, a peace movement grows in Afghanistan

With every step, the blisters burned. After three days of walking barefoot alongside a highway from Kabul with about 50 other peace activists, Abdul Malik Hamdard, a computer teacher, had only gotten as far as a farming village about 40 miles north of the capital. But he had a point to make.


'Most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar

For thousands of years beneath Egypt's desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it's "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."



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Memorial Squad makes sure veterans get last honors

George Anthos spent just three years in the Army, from 1955 to 1957, before returning home to Illinois and pursuing a profession as a hair dresser.



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USS Sioux City ceremony reminds veteran of Navy tradition

In a naval tradition dating back to Roman times, coins were placed under the mast of a new ship so that if the crew were to die at sea, they could pay the mythical ferryman to transport them across the River Styx.


$150M runway extension to reduce air traffic congestion planned for Elmendorf-Richardson

The Air Force said Friday that it plans to build a $150 million runway extension at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that officials say will reshape air traffic over Anchorage while easing jet noise problems in the Mountain View neighborhood.


Blue Angels aviator impressed by young pilot during Indiana school visit

As a pilot with the Blue Angels, Marine Corps Maj. Jeff Mullins is doing what many aspiring aviators only dream of accomplishing. But as he spoke at Terre Haute North Vigo High School on Friday, among those in the audience was an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet who has earned wings of her own.


Pilot OK after plane crashes off Mayport, Florida

A private plane crashed off the coast of Mayport late Friday morning, but the pilot survived in good shape, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


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USS Sioux City ceremony reminds veteran of Navy tradition

In a naval tradition dating back to Roman times, coins were placed under the mast of a new ship so that if the crew were to die at sea, they could pay the mythical ferryman to transport them across the River Styx.


$150M runway extension to reduce air traffic congestion planned for Elmendorf-Richardson

The Air Force said Friday that it plans to build a $150 million runway extension at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that officials say will reshape air traffic over Anchorage while easing jet noise problems in the Mountain View neighborhood.


Blue Angels aviator impressed by young pilot during Indiana school visit

As a pilot with the Blue Angels, Marine Corps Maj. Jeff Mullins is doing what many aspiring aviators only dream of accomplishing. But as he spoke at Terre Haute North Vigo High School on Friday, among those in the audience was an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet who has earned wings of her own.


Pilot OK after plane crashes off Mayport, Florida

A private plane crashed off the coast of Mayport late Friday morning, but the pilot survived in good shape, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.



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Army coach Jeff Monken is big believer in Air Force QB Arion Worthman

Army coach Jeff Monken is listening to a list of Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman's struggles in his junior season: His running statistics sank. So did his passing statistics. But as the AF QB rolls into his senior season, Monken knows Worthman is a player of note in the highly competitive service-academy rivalry.


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Army coach Jeff Monken is big believer in Air Force QB Arion Worthman

Army coach Jeff Monken is listening to a list of Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman's struggles in his junior season: His running statistics sank. So did his passing statistics. But as the AF QB rolls into his senior season, Monken knows Worthman is a player of note in the highly competitive service-academy rivalry.