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The cost of post 9/11 wars hit $5.9 trillion, 480,000 lives lost, study says

The price for America’s longest wars has surpassed more than $5.9 trillion and at least 480,000 lost lives, according to a new study released by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.


Marijuana-PTSD study reaches target enrollment of 76 veterans

Researchers who are trying to determine whether marijuana works to treat post-traumatic stress disorder enrolled their final veteran needed for the study on Veterans Day.


One pilot dead, another injured in the fifth T-38 Talon crash in a year

One pilot was killed and another was hospitalized when their T-38C Talon crashed late Tuesday at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas, service officials said. It was the fifth crash of the training jet in the last 12 months.



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National Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.


Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

Vice President Mike Pence told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that "empire and aggression have no place" in the region.


'The Fuhrer's child': How Hitler came to adore a girl with Jewish roots

The little girl was so adored by Adolf Hitler that his personal photographer frequently snapped pictures of the two them holding hands, exchanging kisses on the cheek, or just smiling at each other. Hitler refused to cut off contact with her even after he was told she had a Jewish grandmother.


Two men hanged in Iran for hoarding gold coins; country wages war on economic crimes

Signaling zero tolerance for economic crimes, Iran hanged two financial traders who were convicted of stockpiling gold coins and profiteering during a currency crisis, state media reported Wednesday.


Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Cameroon's military has killed at least 30 separatists in two days of intense fighting in the turbulent English-speaking North West region, a military spokesman said Wednesday.


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National Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.


Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

Vice President Mike Pence told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that "empire and aggression have no place" in the region.


'The Fuhrer's child': How Hitler came to adore a girl with Jewish roots

The little girl was so adored by Adolf Hitler that his personal photographer frequently snapped pictures of the two them holding hands, exchanging kisses on the cheek, or just smiling at each other. Hitler refused to cut off contact with her even after he was told she had a Jewish grandmother.


Two men hanged in Iran for hoarding gold coins; country wages war on economic crimes

Signaling zero tolerance for economic crimes, Iran hanged two financial traders who were convicted of stockpiling gold coins and profiteering during a currency crisis, state media reported Wednesday.


Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Cameroon's military has killed at least 30 separatists in two days of intense fighting in the turbulent English-speaking North West region, a military spokesman said Wednesday.



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The dying wish of a World War II vet - to receive his Purple Heart

It didn't take long for the U.S. Army to get Francis Byrne into combat. The Army has taken a lot longer — seven decades and counting — to award Byrne the Purple Heart he said he deserves. His painful reminder of the war: he carries around shrapnel from a German landmine in his leg.



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US envoy urges Iran and Russia to help free Marine-turned-journalist taken captive in Syria

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and Marine veteran, was taken prisoner in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria. The U.S. government says he is still alive.


New Army policy gives some nondeployable soldiers six months to overcome issues

Last month, Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ policy aimed at reducing the number of nondeployable troops was already working, announcing the military had seen a reduction of about 100,000 such troops since February.


Navy proposes tripling amount of SEAL training in Hawaiian Islands

Naval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training conducted by SEALs and other special operations forces on non-federal lands in Hawaii, with overall training expanding from Oahu and Hawaii island to Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.


Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after their plane crashed in a snow storm. He then performed CPR on one of the victims as his co-pilot flew to a hospital.


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US envoy urges Iran and Russia to help free Marine-turned-journalist taken captive in Syria

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and Marine veteran, was taken prisoner in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria. The U.S. government says he is still alive.


New Army policy gives some nondeployable soldiers six months to overcome issues

Last month, Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ policy aimed at reducing the number of nondeployable troops was already working, announcing the military had seen a reduction of about 100,000 such troops since February.


Navy proposes tripling amount of SEAL training in Hawaiian Islands

Naval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training conducted by SEALs and other special operations forces on non-federal lands in Hawaii, with overall training expanding from Oahu and Hawaii island to Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.


Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after their plane crashed in a snow storm. He then performed CPR on one of the victims as his co-pilot flew to a hospital.



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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.


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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.