Kurds remain biggest winners from US-led invasion of Iraq

Analysts say that Iraqi Kurds — and particularly the Kurdish political class — were the biggest beneficiaries in a conflict that had few winners.

Doctors expected to testify in Gwyneth Paltrow's ski trial

More witnesses are expected to testify in a trial about a 2016 ski crash between Gwyneth Paltrow and the retired veteran suing her and claiming her recklessness left him with lasting injuries and brain damage.

Syria says Israel attacked Aleppo airport, no casualties

An Israeli airstrike targeted the international airport of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, causing material damage in the second attack on the facility this month, state media report.

US, South Korea plan ‘largest-ever’ live-fire drills in June

South Korea plans to hold its “largest-ever” live-fire drills with the U.S. in a move certain to anger North Korea, which has ramped up its provocations to new levels in response to recent military exercises.

Ukrainian soldiers near finish of Patriot missile training

Spilling out of the sand-colored vehicles and quickly setting up the launchers were some of the 65 Ukrainian soldiers who have been training at the installation since January on how to use the Patriot missile system to track and shoot down enemy aircraft. 

Biden honors Bruce Springsteen, ‘President’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (and hints at 2024)

President Biden used a White House ceremony honoring artists and academics to drop his latest indication that he will seek reelection next year.

McCarthy says Iraq military authorizations will first go to House committee

Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., offered his most supportive remarks to date of the bipartisan Senate effort to repeal the 1991 Gulf War authorization for use of military force and the 2002 Iraq AUMF.

Pullups and dead hang: Japanese coast guard officer earns second Guinness World Record

A Japan coast guard officer was recognized by Guinness World Records for the longest continued dead hang, his second Guinness record.

US ‘concerned’ by Mexican seizure of Alabama company’s port

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it was “concerned about the fair treatment of our companies in Mexico” after Mexican police seized a cargo terminal owned by an Alabama-based company.

VA workers union calls for staffing shortages fix and less private health care spending

Staffing shortages at the Department of Veterans Affairs and increased reliance on private health care threatens the agency’s ability to provide quality service for veterans, according to a report by a union that represents federal employees at the VA.

The children of troops lost to Iraq War are all grown up

American families shattered by the Iraq War face an enduring sense of absence and the endless quest to understand their parents’ legacies.

US switches tracks to speed up delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, arrival expected in the fall

The Defense Department is speeding up plans to send the U.S. military’s most sophisticated battle tank to Ukraine as the country braces itself for an expected increase in Russian attacks in the coming weeks, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.

After 81 years, a Virginia military base sheds its Confederate name

Some here say they’ll keep calling it Pickett. Others are fine with moving on. Many say they simply haven’t given it much thought at all.

Biden to stunt growth in China for chipmakers getting US funds

The $50 billion CHIPS and Science Act will bar firms that win grants from expanding output by 5% for advanced chips and 10% for older technology, according to officials at the Commerce Department.

Coast Guard saves 28 from Cuban migrant boat off Key West; 1 person missing

The agency said Tuesday it had responded to the report of a makeshift, steel-hulled craft apparently disabled in heavy seas about 6 miles off the coast after a civilian boater reporting seeing people in the water.

Los Angeles schools shut down as staff strike for better pay

Thousands of service workers backed by teachers began a three-day strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, shutting down education for a half-million students in the nation's second-largest school system.

WWII veteran Morton Katz is almost 104 and now his stories are in a new book

Morton Katz is approaching his 104th birthday, and that did not stop him from standing and speaking for nearly an hour about a new book. It was personal. All about him, and his service.

US Army stakes out permanent presence in Poland with ‘Camp K’

The decision to set up a permanent base in Poland amounts to a milestone for the U.S. military in the former Eastern Bloc, where American troops since the end of the Cold War have maintained a lighter, mobile presence.

Army Golden Knight killed in parachute training jump to be welcomed home at Ontario airport in California

Community members are being encouraged to line the streets Thursday near Ontario Airport with American flags to welcome home Army Golden Knight Michael Ty Kettenhofen.