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    Aircraft with U.S. personnel lands in Ugandan road

    A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  1. A member of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team stands guard as blindfolded suspected terrorists are displayed Sunday at the federal police headquarters in Basra, Iraq. Iraq's SWAT arrested 21 suspected terrorists during recent security operations in Basra, according to police. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) Nabil al-Jurani / AP

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  2. Some helicopter rescue swimmers will receive up to $2,400 after an administrative error cost them up to 16 months of special duty assignment pay. MC3 Gregory A. Harden II / Navy

    New special pay levels set

    A handful of helicopter rescue swimmers and air traffic controllers are getting a big — and unexpected — payout.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
  3. Air Force Tech Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill and her husband, Lendle, in front of the home they bought with a VA loan. Scott Schaefer

    Use your VA loan benefit

    After a tornado ripped through Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill's house in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, she and her husband began the hunt for a new home, thinking they would go through their previous lender to get another VA home loan.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
  4. Ukrainian rescue servicemen inspect part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20 in Rassipnoye, Ukraine. Rob Stothard / Getty Images

    Kerry: Mounting evidence of Russian involvement in crash

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was mounting evidence Russia assisted separatists in Ukraine in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
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    Iraq War veteran Darin Welker, 36, holds one of his ducks at his home in West Lafayette, Ohio. Trevor Jones / AP

    Iraq War vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Darin Welker is facing a citation and a hearing in Coshocton Municipal Court for owning 14 ducks, as they are in violation of a village ordinance.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
  5. Emergency workers load bodies of victims on a truck at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 19 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    Bodies of MH17 victims on train bound for rebel-held city

    All 196 bodies recovered from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been loaded onto refrigerated trains headed for a rebel-held city, according to reports Sunday.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
  6. Spc. Lynndie England is one of 13 people banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov. England is a former soldier convicted of abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. AP

    Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.

    • Jul. 20, 2014
  7. German President Joachim Gauck, right, attends a July 20 wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler at the courtyard of the Bendler Block, a part of the German Defense Ministry, in Berlin. Markus Schreiber / AP

    Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot — portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie '

    • Jul. 20, 2014
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    Rear Adm. Mike White, who took over Naval Education and Training Command in January, speaks with sailors aboard the cruiser Princeton in April 2013 as part of his old job as commander of Carrier Strike Group 11. MC2 Jason Behnke/Navy

    Training boss talks classroom changes

    Whether training recruits, operating schoolhouses or overseeing the force's general military training, Naval Education and Training Command runs sailor education and development from cradle to grave.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  8. In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, a Russian air defense missile system SA-11 launcher is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. Ivan Sekretarev/The Associated Press

    Without radar, missile may not have identified Malaysian jet

    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
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    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) returns to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. This was Elrod's final scheduled deployment prior to decommissioning. Ensign Jessica Kellogg/Navy

    USS Elrod back in Norfolk having completed its final deployment

    The frigate Elrod made her last homecoming Saturday morning having completed a final six-month deployment to 6th Fleet. The 29-year-old ship is to be decommissioned Jan. 30 and sold to a foreign military.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
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    In this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, an Iraqi nun, second from left, speaks with a Christian man who fled with his family from the Christian villages near Mosul, Iraq, at a school that was turned into a shelter for displaced Christian families, in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, Iraq. The Islamic State group gave Mosul's Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. The vast majority of Christians fled. Hussein Malla/The Associated Press

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    BAGHDAD The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
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    Family of slain Ohio WWII Navy vet renews reward

    The family of a World War II veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  9. Civilians inspect the site of a bomb attack in the Jihad neighborhood in Baghdad on Saturday. A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed and wounded dozens of people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern and western Iraq. Hadi Mizban/The Associated Press

    Bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 27 people

    A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern a

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  10. Officials: U.S. drone strike kills 11 in N.W. Pakistan

    A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
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    The Navy has delayed the Saratoga's final trip to Texas, where it will be dismantled, until family of peregrine falcons is ready to leave. PH3 Bruce W. Moore / Navy

    Peregrine falcons delay USS Saratoga departure

    The Navy is ready to say goodbye to the USS Saratoga, but a family of peregrine falcons is not.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    Marine Capt. Christopher Hall and Cub Scout Brayden Scott tag one of what will eventually be 620,000 ceremonial trees, each commemorating a Civil War soldier who fell in battle. Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

    620,000 trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers

    Visitors along the scenic byway between Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville, Virginia, will begin to notice clusters of trees lining the route.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura Jim Mone/The Associated Press

    Testimony ends in Jesse Ventura defamation trial

    Testimony has ended in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  11. An armed pro-Russia militant stands guard at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner in rebel-held east Ukraine on July 18. Pro-Russian separatists in the region and officials in Kiev blamed each other for the crash, after the plane was apparently hit by a surface-to-air missile. Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty Images

    Obama rules out military response to downing of passenger jet

    The U.S. will not take military action in response to the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, President Obama told reporters Friday.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  12. Ship's Captain Rick Jordan (L) walks onboard the M/V Cape Ray where the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS) on January 2, 2014, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

    15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    Connecticut native takes command of sub in Groton

    A Connecticut native has taken command of a Groton-based attack submarine.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  13. A Ukrainian police officer ties a white ribbon to a stake to mark human remains found Friday in a field in Grabovka, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

    Ukraine rebels promise MH17 investigators safe passage

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine agreed Friday to allow investigators access to the scattered crash site of a Malaysian airliner that was shot down, killing all 298 aboard.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  14. Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

    Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.

    • Jul. 18, 2014

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