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Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.



Crews continue to search for 3 missing sailors after plane crash in Philippine Sea

Search-and-rescue efforts continued Thursday for three sailors missing after a Navy aircraft went down the previous afternoon in the Philippine Sea.


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Seeking friendship without alliance, US and Serb troops take the plunge

U.S. and Serbian armed forces were on opposite sides in 1999 during the 78-day war in Kosovo. But for two countries that just a generation ago were at war, their recent joint exercise may be a sign that Serbia is opening more to the West.


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Thanksgiving 2017: Servicemembers celebrate at home and overseas

With plates overflowing with turkey and trimmings, U.S. servicemembers celebrate Thanksgiving around the world.



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South Korea’s military may ask the United States to suspend joint war games usually held in the spring to avoid an overlap with the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics, a news agency reported Thursday.


Woman raises more than $70K for homeless Marine veteran who helped her

When Kate McClure ran out of gas on a Pennsylvania highway last month, she never expect that a homeless Marine veteran would spend his last $20 to make sure she returned home safely. Now, she's repaying his kindness through an online fundraiser.


Pilots in deadly crash at Laughlin Air Force Base identified

The Air Force on Wednesday released the names of the pilots involved in the deadly T-38 Talon training crash Nov. 20 at Laughlin Air Force Base.



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US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.


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Seeking friendship without alliance, US and Serb troops take the plunge

U.S. and Serbian armed forces were on opposite sides in 1999 during the 78-day war in Kosovo. But for two countries that just a generation ago were at war, their recent joint exercise may be a sign that Serbia is opening more to the West.


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US expands goals and plans to keep a presence in Syria

The Trump administration is expanding its goals in Syria beyond routing ISIS to include a political settlement of the country's civil war, a daunting and potentially open-ended commitment that could draw the U.S. into conflict with both Syria and Iran.


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy.


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US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.


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Seeking friendship without alliance, US and Serb troops take the plunge

U.S. and Serbian armed forces were on opposite sides in 1999 during the 78-day war in Kosovo. But for two countries that just a generation ago were at war, their recent joint exercise may be a sign that Serbia is opening more to the West.


Analysis

US expands goals and plans to keep a presence in Syria

The Trump administration is expanding its goals in Syria beyond routing ISIS to include a political settlement of the country's civil war, a daunting and potentially open-ended commitment that could draw the U.S. into conflict with both Syria and Iran.


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy.



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Legislation allowing vets to bypass VA draws ire of VFW

The Veterans Empowerment Act, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., would allow veterans to bypass Veterans Affairs and receive treatment from private-sector doctors with taxpayers money. The VFW criticized the legislation.



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A U.S. Marine who is a military police officer in the reserves is facing assault charges after authorities accused him of choking his girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him on a firetruck parked along a Camp Pendleton beach.


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Planes and ships from the U.S., Japan and Palau were taking part in the search for the Japanese-flagged Gyotoku Maru No. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.


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A San Francisco judge on Tuesday ordered that Hugo Mejia, a 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael, be released on bond as his case makes its way through immigration court, according to activists.


US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.


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US Marine, a reserves military police officer, charged with attacking girlfriend at Camp Pendleton

A U.S. Marine who is a military police officer in the reserves is facing assault charges after authorities accused him of choking his girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him on a firetruck parked along a Camp Pendleton beach.


Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

Planes and ships from the U.S., Japan and Palau were taking part in the search for the Japanese-flagged Gyotoku Maru No. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.


Construction worker detained by ICE at Travis AFB may be released for Thanksgiving

A San Francisco judge on Tuesday ordered that Hugo Mejia, a 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael, be released on bond as his case makes its way through immigration court, according to activists.


US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.



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Air Force bowl hopes still alive

There are 70 teams that have gained bowl eligibility for 78 spots, with another 17 teams that can get there with a victory in their final game this week.


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Air Force bowl hopes still alive

There are 70 teams that have gained bowl eligibility for 78 spots, with another 17 teams that can get there with a victory in their final game this week.