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Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. The video, recorded by... Read More
AP Exclusive: Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire at one of Iraq's oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway. Black smoke continues to billow into the air from the Qayara oil field, damaged by IS militants last month as they fled the town,... Read More
Chelsea Manning to be sent to solitary confinement for suicide try
U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, was ordered to spend 14 days in solitary confinement as punishment for attempting suicide and keeping a banned book in her cell, supporters said.
A disciplinary board at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, military... Read More
Pentagon confirms ISIS tried to use mustard gas on U.S. troops
The top U.S. military officer confirmed Thursday that Islamic State militants targeted a military base in Iraq where U.S. troops were stationed with a potentially deadly chemical weapon this week.
“We assess it to be a sulfur-mustard blister agent,” Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of... Read More
US admiral: Islamic State coming to Pacific
SAN DIEGO — Is the Islamic State’s next frontier in the Pacific and Asia? The commander of American military forces across Asia, Adm. Harry Harris, said the jihadist group is seeking new territory as it gets squeezed out of Iraq and Syria. “It’s clear to me that (the Islamic State) is also “rebalancing” to the... Read More
Obama to Veto Bill Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia: White House
The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Obama plans to veto newly passed legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia – laying the groundwork for a showdown with Congress.
The bipartisan bill gained final approval Friday in the House. The White House now has the... Read More
Philippine leader rejects joint patrols, eyes China weapons
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he won't allow government forces to conduct joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with the U.S. military earlier this year. Duterte also said he... Read More