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  • Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war

    Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war
    U.S. Army researchers have found that soldiers coming home from war suffer from chronic pain and use prescription opioids at far higher rates than civilians. In a survey of an infantry brigade that had recently returned from Afghanistan, 44% of soldiers...
  • Mexico army and gunmen clash, killing 22

    A battle between the Mexican army and suspected drug traffickers about 120 miles south of the capital left 22 people dead and others wounded Monday, officials said. The army said in a statement that 21 gunmen and a woman were killed in the predawn...
  • Israel mourns teenagers, strikes Hamas in Gaza

    Israel mourns teenagers, strikes Hamas in Gaza
    Tens of thousands of mourners joined in an outpouring of national grief on Tuesday at the burial of three Israeli teenagers whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. President Shimon Peres, a usually dovish...
  • New AD Marshall follows his 'passion' to Hampton University

    New AD Marshall follows his 'passion' to Hampton University
    HAMPTON — Eugene Marshall Jr. took the plunge 30 years ago. Farewell IBM and potential long-term security and stock options. Hello college sports administration and thankless hours and inevitable job change. He's never looked back, and Monday...
  • U.S. sends 300 more troops, aircraft Iraq

    U.S. sends 300 more troops, aircraft Iraq
    The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending around 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon said on Monday. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby...
  • Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace

    A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives. A statement from Ukrainian President...
  • Robert Redford to Adapt WWII Novel 'Climb to Conquer' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Redford plans to produce a film based on Peter Shelton's book "Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troop." Kurt Johnstad ("Act of Valor," "300: Rise of an Empire") is in discussions to adapt the story about...
  • Militants behind new 'caliphate' fight to hold lands in Iraq, Syria

    A day after proclaiming rule over the world's Muslims, fighters for the self-styled Islamic State "caliphate" were battling Monday to retain control of seized territory in Iraq and Syria against resurgent government forces. The videotaped declaration...
  • 480 US troops now in Baghdad as officials move to secure access to airport

    WASHINGTON The United States has deployed 300 more troops to Baghdad in the last two days, with some of them assigned to secure Baghdad's international airport, the Obama administration announced Monday. One senior U.S. official, speaking on the...
  • Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

    The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
  • Why we celebrate the Fourth of July

    Recently we honored our 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This week we will be celebrating July 4th, Independence Day. How many of our younger generation have any idea what these two days stand for; their significance? I asked a few of my young neighbors; "no...