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This $391 billion weapons project is close to getting the green light

Marine Corps officials were due to brief Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, on a week-long review which included operational and simulator flights in five core mission areas, an inspection of the maintenance department, and academics for both pilots and technicians.<p>If …


'ACTIVE SHOOTER': Last words to girlfriend by Marine murdered by Tenn. gunman

"ACTIVE SHOOTER"<p>So read the final text message sent by Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells to his girlfriend, Caroline Dove, before he was gunned down by an Islamic radical Thursday morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Dove had been anxiously waiting for an upcoming trip to Tennessee to visit Wells.<p>She thought …

Law Enforcement
Texas Department of Public Safety

Hong Kong student leaders charged in protest from 2014

Two of the student leaders of last fall’s pro-democracy demonstrations appeared in court Friday on charges stemming from a in June 2014, with the defendants decrying the prosecution as a heavy-handed political move orchestrated by authorities in Beijing.<p>Joshua Wong, leader of the high school …

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina Coast

Scientists discovered a previously unknown shipwreck off the North Carolina Coast that may date back to the American Revolution, Duke University said Friday.<p>Using sonar and a robotic underwater vehicle, marine scientists from Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of …


Ukraine-Russia tension rises over separatist powers, expulsions

While fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists has ground down lately into a war of slow attrition, tension between Moscow and Kiev has been rising over diplomatic expulsions and unfulfilled conditions of a five-month-old peace plan.<p>The Ukrainian …

James Holmes' future in prison looks bleak

Experts say prisons are ill-equipped to treat the growing number of inmates with mental illnesses — especially the majority who are not convicted of crimes as violent as Holmes, who was diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia.<p>A jury on Thursday convicted the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate …

Criminal Justice

Coast Guard: 1 dead, 4 injured in Alaska plane crash

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plane crash in southeast Alaska left one person dead and four others injured, the Coast Guard said Friday.<p>The four were transported by helicopter to a Juneau hospital. One patient was listed in serious condition while another was in critical condition.<p>Juneau police said they …

South Asia

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Britain says will take in hundreds more women and children from Syria

Parents of women thought to be in Syria speak of family's 'great distress'

Muhammad and Sara Dawood say they ‘do not support the actions of the three sisters leaving UK and taking their children into a war zone’<p>The parents of three sisters feared to have fled to Syria with their nine children have said their daughters’ disappearance has caused “great distress” to the …

25 people die of alcohol poisoning in Mumbai

Twelve people are in a critical condition after drinking ‘spurious liquor’ and the death toll may yet rise, says deputy police commissioner<p>Forty-one people have died in Mumbai after drinking toxic liquor, police said on Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.<p>Dhananjay …

Stowaway Falls to Death From Plane Flying Over London

A stowaway, who clung to the undercarriage of a British Airways plane departing Johannesburg, South Africa, has fallen to his death in London, the …

$1 Million Bond For Charleston Church Shooting Suspect

Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C., appeared via a jailhouse videolink today for his first court hearing. The judge set a $1 million bond for a weapons possession charge but said he did not have the authority to set bail on the nine …

Dylann Roof

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

After big year, Canada’s major banks likely to post flat finish Subscriber content<p>More Canadians shift to online shopping as holiday season begins<p>Holiday cheer boosts Macy’s and other U.S. retail stocks<p>What one of the market’s top strategists is predicting for 2018 Subscriber content<p>Meredith to buy …

Hong Kong tests two people for Mers as alarm over virus grows

Outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea sparks ‘red alert’ concerns across region<p>Hong Kong authorities were testing two people for possible Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) on Thursday as worry grew across the region about the outbreak in South Korea.<p>The two Hong Kong …

Obama Overseeing Reagan-esque Political Transformation

Barack Obama

Ghana says locals used as 'guinea pigs' in Ebola trial

Ghana has suspended a trial for an Ebola vaccine after complaints that locals were being needlessly used as "guinea pigs" in a country currently free of the deadly disease.<p>A spokesman for the West African nation's health minister told a local radio station on Wednesday that many Ghanaians had …


Saudi Blogger Faces 950 More Lashes: Rights Group

Saudi Arabia could resume flogging an activist as early as Friday after the country's Supreme Court upheld its sentence of 1,000 lashings and 10 years in prison, according to a human-rights group.<p>Raif Badawi, 31, was convicted in 2013 of setting up a liberal website that Saudi officials said …


Iran envoy declines to commit to nuclear transparency measures

South Asia

Quiet end to China graft trial: Ex-security czar gets life term

After nearly two years of intense speculation and secret investigation, Chinese authorities said Thursday that former domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang had been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges after a closed-door trial last month.<p>Zhou was handed a life term for accepting $21.3 …


U.S. Weighing More Military Bases in Iraq to Fight ISIS, Top General Says