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  • We must close the military sex-offender loophole

    Most Americans would find it chilling if a convicted sex offender were dropped into their neighborhood without warning, free to pick new victims at will. But apparently according to a recent report that's exactly what the United States military has...
  • Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons
    Ukrainian defense officials and leaders of the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that they were moving tanks and other heavy weaponry away from the front lines in a belated effort to abide by the conditions of a European-...
  • Devastating 'Hunting Ground' documents shocking prevalence of campus rape

    Documentary director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering can often be found in the eye of a hurricane. Three years ago, they teamed up on "The Invisible War," and now they are back with the equally devastating "The Hunting Ground." The former film, an...
  • Order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo halts 9/11 case

    A military judge ordered an immediate halt Wednesday to proceedings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case because of a new Defense Department rule that requires him to relocate to the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, has...
  • Guantanamo parole board OKs release of obese Egyptian captive

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A national security parole board has approved for release a long-held, chronically ill, morbidly obese Egyptian captive who was once considered a candidate for a war crimes trial. A Periodic Review Board decision released...
  • 9/11 judge halts proceedings over Pentagon's Guantanamo move-in order

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The 9/11 case judge on Wednesday froze pretrial hearings in the death-penalty case over a controversial Pentagon order requiring the judges to move permanently to this remote outpost until their cases are over. Army Col....
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Feb. 25 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, on measures to mothball the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg: Amid criticism over measures to mothball the 440th Airlift Wing based at Fort Bragg's Pope...
  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch

    Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. The rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range at 5:...
  • US mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern

    The Obama administration is still struggling with whether to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine amid concerns that such a move might only escalate Russia's military campaign there, U.S. defense leaders told Congress Wednesday. Air Force Gen....
  • 9/11 victim's son gives inflight aid to stricken attorney of attack's alleged planner

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba When an attorney for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks suddenly collapsed on a recent war court airplane shuttle, only one passenger was equipped to offer emergency care a young man whose father was...
  • Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun. A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12...