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Navy Navigation Errors May Have Killed More Troops Than Afghanistan So Far in 2017

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:10:00 -0400

The Navy has commissioned its latest big investigation after a series of deadly accidents in the Western Pacific, but there are no easy answers to the problems with the fleet.



Dozens Of People Killed As Airstrike Hits Hotel Near Yemen's Capital

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:51:00 -0400

The strike was reportedly one of a number in and around Sanaa. Blame has been put on the Saudi-led coalition backing the internationally recognized government of exiled leader Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.



In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:16 -0400

Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.



Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:07:00 -0400

Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.



An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:02:16 -0400

Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.



Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attacks That Killed Ambassador

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.



Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:16 -0400

Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.



Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.



Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.



Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:04:00 -0400

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday after four accidents involving Navy ships. Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will assume command.



Federal Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Law Banning Ethnic Studies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:08:00 -0400

An Arizona law banning ethnic studies violated students' constitutional rights, a federal judge said Tuesday.



Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:19:00 -0400

Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.



In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:21:00 -0400

The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.



Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:24:00 -0400

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.



Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:00 -0400

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.