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North Korea said Sunday that it test-fired a new “super-large multiple rocket launcher system” the day before, raising tensions nearly a week after the United States and South Korea concluded military exercises.



US troops targeted in suicide attack near Bagram Airfield

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces near the U.S.’s largest base in Afghanistan on Friday. No coalition troops were injured, officials said.


USS Ronald Reagan returns to Japan after three months at sea

Three months after the USS Ronald Reagan left for a patrol of the western Pacific, the aircraft carrier and its crew of about 4,500 returned home Saturday afternoon.


At global summit, Trump facing limits of go-it-alone stance

President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe's economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his preference for going it alone, both in a sharply divided United States and an interconnected world.



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Episode 18: Fighting piracy on high seas often job for private military contractors

On this week’s episode, we welcome aboard a pair of former Royal Marines – both maritime security experts – to talk about the complexities of keeping vessels at sea safe from threats.

And yes, one of the threats ships face out there on the open waters are pirates. They exist and when security is lax, they strike.

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White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higher

Donald Trump's counterparts, including Boris Johnson, are trying to convince him to back off his trade wars with China and other countries, which they see as contributing to the economic weakening.


2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said.


AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis

All the emotions suppressed by four years of German domination surged through the people. The streets of the city as we entered were like a combined Mardi Gras, Fourth of July celebration, American Legion convention and New Year's Eve in Times Square all packed into one.


Hezbollah says Israeli drones crashed without being shot

A Hezbollah official said Sunday that an Israeli drone went down over the Lebanese capital of Beirut and another exploded in the air, amid regional tensions between Israel and Iran.


Gambia reels as it watches hit men confess to murder – and then walk free

She had wondered for years how her son died. Then the confession came on YouTube. "Chopped into pieces," said a former hit man, who told a makeshift courtroom that he was obeying orders from the ex-president.


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White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higher

Donald Trump's counterparts, including Boris Johnson, are trying to convince him to back off his trade wars with China and other countries, which they see as contributing to the economic weakening.


2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said.


AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis

All the emotions suppressed by four years of German domination surged through the people. The streets of the city as we entered were like a combined Mardi Gras, Fourth of July celebration, American Legion convention and New Year's Eve in Times Square all packed into one.


Hezbollah says Israeli drones crashed without being shot

A Hezbollah official said Sunday that an Israeli drone went down over the Lebanese capital of Beirut and another exploded in the air, amid regional tensions between Israel and Iran.


Gambia reels as it watches hit men confess to murder – and then walk free

She had wondered for years how her son died. Then the confession came on YouTube. "Chopped into pieces," said a former hit man, who told a makeshift courtroom that he was obeying orders from the ex-president.



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Statue honors female veterans

"We jumped onto the Higgins boats, and they brought us right on up to the shores because there were no docks for big ships," she said. "I felt very safe; maybe we were just too young to be frightened."



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New beer options at Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium

There will be new beer options at Falcon Stadium. A partnership with Anheuser Busch will make Bud Light and Breckenridge Brewery the official beer and craft beer of Air Force athletics.


City looks at zoning around Naval Submarine Base

A city official said feedback received over the past five years shows that residents believe a memorial design district is "a major limiting factor to any development or redevelopment in that district." The town has heard that the district's regulations are cumbersome and didn't outline clear expectations for development.


Navy secretary calls for expanded review of Navy, Marines JAG Corps

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has called for an expanded review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps to include an assessment of the Marines’ Judge Advocates after a recent court-martial raised concerns about the service’s ability to handle legal cases effectively.


Coast Guard Academy medical staff bring bacterial outbreak under control

With hundreds of new Coast Guard Academy cadets starting their military training, staff at the medical clinic on campus have had their hands full during the summer months. That was magnified two weeks ago, when a bacterial infection began spreading among the cadets.


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New beer options at Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium

There will be new beer options at Falcon Stadium. A partnership with Anheuser Busch will make Bud Light and Breckenridge Brewery the official beer and craft beer of Air Force athletics.


City looks at zoning around Naval Submarine Base

A city official said feedback received over the past five years shows that residents believe a memorial design district is "a major limiting factor to any development or redevelopment in that district." The town has heard that the district's regulations are cumbersome and didn't outline clear expectations for development.


Navy secretary calls for expanded review of Navy, Marines JAG Corps

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has called for an expanded review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps to include an assessment of the Marines’ Judge Advocates after a recent court-martial raised concerns about the service’s ability to handle legal cases effectively.


Coast Guard Academy medical staff bring bacterial outbreak under control

With hundreds of new Coast Guard Academy cadets starting their military training, staff at the medical clinic on campus have had their hands full during the summer months. That was magnified two weeks ago, when a bacterial infection began spreading among the cadets.



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Streak ends: US men's basketball falls to Australia, 98-94

It was the first loss for the U.S. in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 world championship semifinals against Greece.


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Streak ends: US men's basketball falls to Australia, 98-94

It was the first loss for the U.S. in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 world championship semifinals against Greece.