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  • Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

    WASHINGTON Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. In the wake of the Blackwater trial verdicts, a North Carolina congressman hopes to revive...
  • Exclusive: Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. defense officials have reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets, sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday. The contract...
  • One My Lai a month

    "When somebody asks, 'Why do you do it to a g--k, why do you do this to people?' your answer is, 'So what, they're just g--ks, they're not people. It doesn't make any difference what you do to them; they're not human.' "And this thing is built into you,"...
  • Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town

    Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town
    Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast...
  • Iraqi defense chief tells Hagel offensive vs militants a priority: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq's new defense minister affirmed his commitment to military reform and said going on the offensive against Islamic State fighters is a priority, the Pentagon said on Thursday after U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to his...
  • Va. National Guard to build training facility in Virginia Beach

    The Virginia National Guard breaks ground on a new training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach at 10 a.m. Friday. The first of two phases of construction includes two 70-feet-by-120-feet steel frame tensioned fabric structures and two 180-feet...
  • Family in Ohio greets man released from North Korea

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio Family members of Jeffrey Fowle emotionally greeted the West Carrollton man Wednesday morning after he spent more than five months as a detainee in North Korea. Fowle's three children rushed to embrace him as he...
  • U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings

    For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism. U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea

    American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights...