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2 USS Fitzgerald officers face courts-martial in wake of fatal collision a year ago

The Navy will pursue courts-martial for two officers from the USS Fitzgerald in the wake of a collision one year ago off the coast of Japan that killed seven sailors. Charges against a third officer were dismissed.


Trump's pick to command in Afghanistan says war unlikely to end soon

Army Lt. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, the president's choice to lead American and NATO efforts in Afghanistan, told lawmakers on Tuesday that a revamped war strategy has made progress but he doesn’t see an end to the 17-year conflict any time soon.


Final NDAA this summer could include military pay raises, new weapons, experts say

A massive defense policy bill authorizing a 2.6 percent pay raise for servicemembers — the largest in nearly a decade — along with higher troop levels could win final congressional passage this summer, experts said Tuesday.


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Oil tanker’s owner sues to prevent payments to USS McCain victims’ families

A company that owns the commercial oil tanker involved in a deadly collision with a Navy destroyer last year has filed a lawsuit in federal court asking not to be held liable for damages.


US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council, saying it's 'not worthy of it's name'

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name."


Democrats call for investigation after VA fails to share information on new disciplinary law

Democrats are calling for an investigation into a one-year-old law that gave Department of Veterans Affairs leaders more power to discipline employees, citing a lack of transparency from the agency about how it’s being put to use.



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UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday.


Coalition troops in Afghanistan get training on spicy new weapons

Nearly three dozen troops have been trained on a new weapon that looks and feels like a standard-issue carbine but fires nonlethal rounds that explode on impact and release a cloud of irritating pepper powder, military officials said Tuesday.


South Sudan warring leaders to meet Wednesday, Ethiopia says

South Sudan's warring leaders will meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, the government of neighboring Ethiopia said Tuesday.


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UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday.


Coalition troops in Afghanistan get training on spicy new weapons

Nearly three dozen troops have been trained on a new weapon that looks and feels like a standard-issue carbine but fires nonlethal rounds that explode on impact and release a cloud of irritating pepper powder, military officials said Tuesday.


South Sudan warring leaders to meet Wednesday, Ethiopia says

South Sudan's warring leaders will meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, the government of neighboring Ethiopia said Tuesday.



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Democrats call for investigation after VA fails to share information on new disciplinary law

Democrats are calling for an investigation into a one-year-old law that gave Department of Veterans Affairs leaders more power to discipline employees, citing a lack of transparency from the agency about how it’s being put to use.



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2 USS Fitzgerald officers face courts-martial in wake of fatal collision a year ago

The Navy will pursue courts-martial for two officers from the USS Fitzgerald in the wake of a collision one year ago off the coast of Japan that killed seven sailors. Charges against a third officer were dismissed.


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The Coast Guard warned people to stay out of recreational waterways because of storm debris.


For National Guard, lava disaster in Hawaii presents real-world mission

More than 200 National Guardsmen have been assisting Hawaii County Civil Defense with jobs that include monitoring dangerous gas emissions from lava flows, manning security checkpoints, building emergency housing and conducting search-and-rescue missions.


'Our hero is home': Emotional funeral service held for Air Force colonel

Peter J. Stewart, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a devout Catholic and family man, was remembered with full military honors 52 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.


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2 USS Fitzgerald officers face courts-martial in wake of fatal collision a year ago

The Navy will pursue courts-martial for two officers from the USS Fitzgerald in the wake of a collision one year ago off the coast of Japan that killed seven sailors. Charges against a third officer were dismissed.


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The Coast Guard warned people to stay out of recreational waterways because of storm debris.


For National Guard, lava disaster in Hawaii presents real-world mission

More than 200 National Guardsmen have been assisting Hawaii County Civil Defense with jobs that include monitoring dangerous gas emissions from lava flows, manning security checkpoints, building emergency housing and conducting search-and-rescue missions.


'Our hero is home': Emotional funeral service held for Air Force colonel

Peter J. Stewart, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a devout Catholic and family man, was remembered with full military honors 52 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.



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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history.


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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history.