Army’s top enlisted leaders develop strategies to eliminate dangerous behavior among soldiers
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston on Thursday approved a plan to develop seven new initiatives meant to improve working and living conditions for soldiers, increase retention in the force and curb harmful behavior such as binge drinking, suicide and sexual assault and harassment.
Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned
The World Health Organization's Europe chief has warned that monkeypox cases across the region have tripled in the last two weeks and called on countries to take stronger measures to ensure the disease does not become entrenched on the continent.
US newspapers continue to die at rate of 2 each week
Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news.
Navy pursues accountability for fuel spill that poisoned drinking water
The Navy says it is examining who will be held accountable for a catastrophic jet fuel spill last year that poisoned the drinking water at a Hawaii military base, acknowledging this week that the public health disaster resulted from widespread failures and ultimately was preventable.
Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission
President Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the devastating effects of climate change may not be dead. But it's not far from it.
A. Duie Pyle trucking makes push to hire veterans
The company employs more than 200 veterans across all levels of the organization.
US to send two advanced air-defense systems to Ukraine in new $820M military aid package
The United States will send two advanced air-defense systems to Ukraine as part of its latest $820 million military aid package, Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale announced Friday.
World War II-era boat emerges from shrinking Lake Mead
A sunken boat dating back to World War II is the latest object to emerge from a shrinking reservoir that straddles Nevada and Arizona.
‘This is probably it’ Marine pilot thinks before successfully landing his Super Hercules after mid-air collision
For landing his KC-130J Super Hercules and its crew safely after it was struck by an F-35B Lightning II during that aerial refueling exercise, Marine Corps pilot Capt. Michael Wolff was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Shifting abortion laws cause confusion for patients, clinics
Abortion providers and patients were struggling Friday to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.
Iran nuclear talks likely to resume after Biden’s Gulf Trip
European-brokered efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal are likely to resume following U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to the region this month, after an intense round of talks in Doha failed to overcome differences.
Ukrainian borscht gets a spot on U.N. protection list
Ukraine’s version of borscht - the eastern European beetroot soup produced in various forms in countries throughout the region - has been added to a United Nations’ protection list, fast-tracked because of the Russian invasion.
TikTok tells US senators it’s working on data-sharing practices
Video app TikTok, in a letter to nine U.S. senators who accused it of monitoring U.S. citizens, said it is working to meet concerns over its data-sharing practices.
EU proposes 1 billion euros in immediate support for Ukraine
The European Union proposed 1 billion euros ($1.04 billion) in short-term financial relief for Ukraine to shore up the war-ravaged nation’s urgent cash needs, as Germany continues to hold up talks on a larger package, according to people familiar with the matter.
For the first time, US is sending more gas to Europe than Russia
For the first time, the US is supplying more natural gas to Europe than Russia sends by pipelines, according to the International Energy Agency.
Thousands rally in Sudan day after 9 killed during protests
Thousands took to the streets Friday in Sudan's capital, a day after nine people were killed in demonstrations against the country's ruling generals.
Rights group: Palestinians torture detainees with impunity
An international rights group says Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip systematically torture critics in detention, a practice that could amount to crimes against humanity.
N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19
North Korea is suggesting its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea.
Biles, McCain, Giffords among 17 to receive Medal of Freedom
The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate