Migrants struggle against the elements in San Diego’s open-air desert camps

Once on American soil, the migrants subsist in makeshift open-air camps. For warmth, they huddle around campfires fueled by brush and felled trees. When it’s time to sleep, many are left to rely on plastic tarps and thin blankets to shelter them from the wind and nighttime lows that can fall below 40 degrees.

Families of 3 young Palestinian men shot in Vermont thought US would be safer

Far away from the war in Gaza, three college students were enjoying another visit to Vermont, celebrating Thanksgiving and a pair of family birthdays. But the place their Palestinian families thought would be safe was anything but.

Coast Guard cites lack of training in deadly ship fire. Legislator wants to change that.

A new U.S. Coast Guard report on the deadly Port Newark fire raises new questions about the training of those who battled the blaze aboard a cargo ship loaded with second hand vehicles bound for West Africa that led to the deaths of two firefighters in July.

Banker involved in big loans to Trump’s company testifies for his defense in civil fraud trial

A Deutsche Bank executive testified that the bank followed its own guidelines — which include independently verifying information — when deciding to lend Donald Trump’s company hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hunter Biden tells Congress he would testify publicly, setting up potential high-stakes faceoff

Hunter Biden offered Tuesday to testify publicly before Congress, striking a defiant note in response to a subpoena from Republicans and setting up a potential high-stakes face-off even as a separate special counsel probe unfolds and his father campaigns for reelection.

Nikki Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network as she aims to take on Trump

Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the powerful Koch network, formally endorsed Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign on Tuesday, promising to commit its nationwide army of activists to helping Haley defeat former President Donald Trump.

Rosalynn Carter honored by family, friends, first ladies and presidents, including husband Jimmy

Rosalynn Carter was remembered Tuesday as a former U.S. first lady who leveraged her fierce intellect and political power to put her deep Christian faith into action by always helping others, especially those who needed it most.

Paralyzed veterans learn life, work skills from competitive sports

Marine Corps veteran Kyle Hansel of Pacifica is making a belt for his mother, using lessons, skills, and a renewed faith in himself gained from competitive sports despite hands and many muscles that don’t work.

SpaceX sends up Space Coast’s 66th launch of the year

SpaceX chalked up another Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to mark the Space Coast’s 66th launch of the year.

Momentum builds for psychedelic therapies for troops, veterans

Current legislative proposals include studies of the effectiveness of using psychedelics to treat PTSD among active-duty servicemembers and veterans, reflecting a small but significant shift among lawmakers’ attitudes toward therapeutic use of the drugs.

Blinken will return to Israel as US hopes to see further extensions of Gaza cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return this week to the Middle East as the U.S. hopes to find a way to extend a cease-fire in Gaza and get more hostages released, the State Department said. It will be his third trip to the region since Israel’s war with Hamas began last month.

Texas soldier killed in France during World War II laid to rest in San Antonio

Pfc. Clinton Edward Smith was buried Monday with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was 19 years old when he died, and it took 77 years to bring him to rest.

This holiday season, NDAA shaping up as end-of-year ‘Christmas tree’

Despite an action-packed year on Capitol Hill, lawmakers return this week to a long to-do list that includes issues ranging from military aid for allies to surveillance programs to the massive Pentagon policy bill — and much more.

Russia presses criminal case against award-winning Russian American journalist Masha Gessen

Russia has opened a criminal case against the prominent Russian American writer and journalist Masha Gessen, accusing them of spreading “false information” about the actions of the Russian army in Ukraine.

Remains of a WWII heavy bomber gunner identified nearly 80 years after his death

Staff Sgt. Franklin P. Hall, 21, a U.S. Army Air Forces gunner during World War II, has been accounted for nearly eight decades after the heavy bomber he was flying in was shot down over France during World War II.

Western Pennsylvania tech companies are eying Air Force partnerships

The Air Force Reserve Command’s 911th Airlift Wing outside Pittsburgh International Airport hosted dozens of tech companies from the region who are looking to collaborate and potentially land contracts with the Department of Defense.

Donald Trump set to testify again next month in his civil fraud trial

After a scorching first turn on the witness stand, former president Donald Trump plans to testify again next month in his civil fraud trial, his lawyers said Monday.

Hijackers who attacked ship near Yemen were likely Somalis, Pentagon says

Five hijackers captured by U.S. forces after attempting to take over a commercial ship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday are likely Somalis, not Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, the Pentagon said Monday.

Businessman accused of bribing Sen. Bob Menendez had deep ties to Egypt

Wael Hana’s extensive ties to the Egyptian government included arranging the shipment of military equipment from the U.S., associates say.