Defense bill includes new $3.2B spending limit for Soo Lock project
A defense policy bill released this week includes new spending authorization for the ongoing project to build a new Soo Lock at $3.2 billion, which is triple what it had been expected to cost but should allow construction to stay on track.
DOJ subpoenas Michigan elections department regarding Trump
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson confirmed Thursday that her office has been served a subpoena in connection with special counsel Jack Smith's investigation of former President Donald Trump.
American Anne Sacoolas given suspended 8-month sentence for car accident that killed a British teen
A court case involving a tragic traffic accident that became an international diplomatic dispute concluded Thursday with a British judge sentencing American driver Anne Sacoolas to eight months incarceration, with the term suspended, meaning essentially no jail time.
Jury sees classified documents in Tampa trial of retired Special Forces soldier
The documents government agents say they found among Jeremy Brown’s belongings last year are so sensitive that the general public can’t see them and a jury in his federal trial could only look at copies inside special binders kept under close guard.
Phosphorus exposure from WWII bomb at US base in Germany lands five in hospital
Five construction workers were hospitalized Thursday after an unexploded World War II-era phosphorus bomb at Patch Barracks was accidently struck, releasing some of the poisonous gas.
She was 10 when bombs hit Pearl Harbor; Now 91, Calif. woman remembers war
Toni Gibson was eating breakfast with her parents in their Honolulu kitchen when she heard the noise. She was only 10, but she turned to her father and said, "It sounds like a bomb."
WWII vet who escaped Nazi POW camp dies at 101
World War II veteran Joseph Rodney “Rod” Chapman, who spent nearly eight months in a German prisoners of war camp during the war before escaping, died of natural causes. He was 101.
Germans employed at US bases in Bavaria strike to demand permanent pay raise 
More than 800 German workers at American military installations in Bavaria took to the streets this week to call for a wage increase to offset rising utility prices and cost of living.
New York Times journalists, other workers on 24-hour strike
Hundreds of reporters, editors, photographers and other employees picketed outside the newspaper’s offices near Manhattan’s Times Square. With a hollowed out newsroom, the Times was relying on international and non-union staffers to deliver content to its more than 9 million worldwide subscribers until the strike ends at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself
Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, swapped Thursday for WNBA star Brittney Griner, is widely known abroad as the "Merchant of Death" who fueled some of the world's worst conflicts.
China's Xi at Saudi palace to meet royals on Mideast trip
Chinese leader Xi Jinping met on Thursday with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince while on a visit to the kingdom, solidifying ties with a region crucial to his country's energy supplies as sanctions intensify on Russia over its war on Ukraine.
FDA authorizes updated coronavirus shots for young children
The youngest Americans will have access to variant-targeting boosters already available to older children and adults.
Strikes in Russia leave Ukraine allies uneasy at Putin reply
Sympathy for Ukraine in wanting to hit back at Russia’s attempts to freeze the Ukrainian population into submission is matched by anxiety over Vladimir Putin’s red lines for resorting to his nuclear arsenal if attacks on Russian soil continue.
Russian disinformation is demonizing Ukraine refugees
As Russian forces shell Ukrainian cities, pro-Kremlin propagandists have focused on a new topic: turning Europeans against Ukrainian refugees.
GOP senators remove visa program for war interpreters from spending bill
The end may be coming for a program that resettles Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces during the 20-year-long war, after provisions for its extension were removed from the Senate version of the defense spending bill.
WNBA star Brittney Griner freed in US-Russia prisoner swap
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American and Russian officials said.
Translation of book about Pearl Harbor attack released
A former junior high school teacher in Sasebo, Japan, has translated an English book written by a former U.S. Navy employee about Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
27 people lashed in public in Afghanistan, Taliban official says
The punishments were for alleged adultery, theft, drug offenses and other crimes, according to an official with the Supreme Court in Afghanistan.
More arrests likely in Germany far-right plot, officials say
The plot was allegedly hatched by people linked to the so-called Reich Citizens movement, which rejects Germany's post-war constitution and the legitimacy of the government.