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  • IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD

    IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD
    In 2011, IBM's Watson computer system used artificial intelligence to beat challengers on the TV quiz show "Jeopardy." Now, physicians at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are putting Watson to a different test: using the system to help them...
  • Key military command's Twitter account, @CENTCOM, hacked

    Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was...
  • ISIS allies hack US Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

    WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be rosters with...
  • First flight: 8 of first 20 'worst of worst' still at Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON Thirteen years ago this week, a U.S. Air Force C-141 Starlifter cargo plane set down at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dislodged 20 men in orange jumpsuits brought from Afghanistan and started the Pentagon's experiment in...
  • U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report

    U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report
    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, U.S. General Martin...
  • Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea

    Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea
    With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response....
  • 'The Interview' may be the first casualty in a serious, new kind of war

    Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet. Derailing a train, contaminating water...
  • 4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan

    4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late on Friday at the request of...
  • Average stateside housing allowance rises only 0.5 percent

    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage point in January as two slimming changes to rate calculations take hold. The 2015 BAH rates no longer will...
  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission

    Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in...