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British police conducted major raids and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said Thursday.



Japan’s newest helicopter destroyer joins fleet in Yokosuka

Japan’s newest ship will be positioned for natural-disaster response but can also carry the U.S.-made Osprey and aircraft made for combat contingencies, Japanese officials said Thursday.


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US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.


North Korea lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

North Korea's state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the strongest terms, had been slow to do the same with the Trump administration. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia, which featured some pretty tough talk, appears to have loosened their lips.



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Air Force considers retiring F-15Cs and transition crews to F-16s

The Air Force is weighing whether it should retire its fleet of F-15C fighters from its active-duty and reserve units and transition those crews to F-16s with upgraded radars, service leaders revealed Wednesday to House lawmakers.


Lighter combat helmets in store for Army

The helmet is just as strong as the previous model but uses Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene in its construction, a lighter material than synthetic fiber used in what is commonly referred to as Kevlar.


Mattis urges Senate to approve $30 billion boost for military

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday went to the Senate to make the case for a boost in defense spending this year and met with skepticism from Democrats and indications of the tough political road ahead.



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Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.


American medics try to heal Mosul

As Iraqis face the daily horrors of improvised explosive devices, mortar rounds, snipers’ bullets and airstrikes, nonprofit civilian groups from Europe, Canada and the U.S., are flocking to the war-ravaged nation to provide medical assistance.


Major raids conducted after London attack; 7 arrested

British police conducted major raids and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said Thursday.


VIDEO, GALLERY

US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.


Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

Human Rights Watch urged a powerful general in eastern Libya on Wednesday to investigate allegations that his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies.


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Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.


American medics try to heal Mosul

As Iraqis face the daily horrors of improvised explosive devices, mortar rounds, snipers’ bullets and airstrikes, nonprofit civilian groups from Europe, Canada and the U.S., are flocking to the war-ravaged nation to provide medical assistance.


Major raids conducted after London attack; 7 arrested

British police conducted major raids and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said Thursday.


VIDEO, GALLERY

US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.


Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

Human Rights Watch urged a powerful general in eastern Libya on Wednesday to investigate allegations that his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies.



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Starbucks pledges to employ 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025

The company announced it has reached its goal of hiring 10,000 U.S. military veterans and active-duty spouses a year ahead of schedule. It also plans to dedicate 100 more military family stores — Starbucks stores located close to military bases and operated by veterans and their supporters — across the U.S. in the next five years.



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First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. But these routine, if tense encounters may soon grow even more perilous.


Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change

The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since Jan. 12. That's when former President Barack Obama ended the so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy as part of the normalization of relations with Cuba.


Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.


Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.


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First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. But these routine, if tense encounters may soon grow even more perilous.


Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change

The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since Jan. 12. That's when former President Barack Obama ended the so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy as part of the normalization of relations with Cuba.


Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.


Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.



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Mets move exhibition game against Army to Citi Field

The Mets originally were scheduled to play the Black Knights at West Point on March 31. But the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast last week affected Army's diamond and forced the switch of fields.


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Mets move exhibition game against Army to Citi Field

The Mets originally were scheduled to play the Black Knights at West Point on March 31. But the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast last week affected Army's diamond and forced the switch of fields.



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