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Westboro Baptist Pastor Fred Phelps Sr. Dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died.… Full Story


Odierno Meets Top Chinese Generals


BEIJING — China and the United States share common objectives and should boost cooperation between their militaries, the U.S. Army chief said Friday at the start of meetings with top Chinese generals aimed at building trust amid rising regional… Full Story


Convictions of Marine Base Attack Plotters Upheld

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of three members of a North Carolina terror ring who plotted to attack the U.S. Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., and targets abroad.

Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan,… Full Story


Virginia Senator: Give Iran Talks a Chance

A member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday said the U.S. needs to make sure it gives the current diplomatic initiative with Iran a solid chance before passing a new sanctions bill that could cause talks to fail.… Full Story


COLA Cap Relief Tied to a Rocket or Falling Star?

Senate Democrats have tied repeal of the COLA cap for working-age military retirees to a mammoth veterans’ health and benefits bill that they aren’t sure yet how to pay for or whether Republicans will support it.

In earlier war years, a… Full Story

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‘Miracle’ Jet Crashed at School 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, a 10-ton Wright-Patterson Air Force base RB-57 jet’s crash to the ground caused a window to be blown out of Beavercreek High School.

“There was a loud boom. It hit, bounced and rolled over. I saw… Full Story


Putin: NSA Surveillance Needed to Fight Terrorism

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that National Security Agency surveillance is necessary to fight terrorism, but added that the U.S. government must “limit the appetite” of the agency with a clear set of ground rules.

Putin’s comment was… Full Story


Veterans, Both 107, Meet for the First Time

AUSTIN, Texas – At age 107, World War II veteran Elmer Hill doesn’t have many elders left. That’s why meeting a fellow veteran and Texan who’s three months his senior was a bit of a shock Friday.

Upon seeing Richard… Full Story


Alternative Humvee Vehicle Burns 70 Percent Less Fuel

The Army has temporarily postponed testing of its new fuel efficient tactical vehicle so it could be shown to senior leaders and put on display in the nation’s capital. The Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator, being called “FED Alpha,” is… Full Story


Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan spent time reflecting, training and connecting with their new family.

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