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Police offer $10,000 reward in search for Marine deserter wanted for killing mom’s boyfriend

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for direct information leading to the capture of a missing Marine corporal wanted for the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend last week.


North Korea raises stakes after Esper says US may ‘adjust’ military exercises

The United States may adjust military exercises in South Korea for the sake of diplomacy with the North, the defense secretary said, as the communist state warned that it’s running out of patience for the U.S. to soften its denuclearization demands.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.



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Ramstein airman detained after punching out the wrong car window

A drunken airman might have been trying to do the right thing last weekend by sleeping off a night of drinking instead of driving home. But the car, on which he punched out the window, didn’t belong to him.


Man's lost $4,200 is returned to him by a fellow veteran

The story has all the makings of a Hallmark movie: A former combat medic loses $4,200 in cash on Veterans Day. A former combat engineer finds the envelope and returns the money two days later. But this is no movie.


Ex-Marine fatally shot his parents, two family dogs, Florida deputies say

A 30-year-old Florida man who fatally shot his parents and two family dogs walked into the police department with blood on his shirt to admit to the crime, authorities in the Panhandle said Wednesday.


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Police offer $10,000 reward in search for Marine deserter wanted for killing mom’s boyfriend

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for direct information leading to the capture of a missing Marine corporal wanted for the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend last week.


North Korea raises stakes after Esper says US may ‘adjust’ military exercises

The United States may adjust military exercises in South Korea for the sake of diplomacy with the North, the defense secretary said, as the communist state warned that it’s running out of patience for the U.S. to soften its denuclearization demands.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.


As Gaza truce begins, Israel could face questions on tactics

Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.


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Police offer $10,000 reward in search for Marine deserter wanted for killing mom’s boyfriend

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for direct information leading to the capture of a missing Marine corporal wanted for the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend last week.


North Korea raises stakes after Esper says US may ‘adjust’ military exercises

The United States may adjust military exercises in South Korea for the sake of diplomacy with the North, the defense secretary said, as the communist state warned that it’s running out of patience for the U.S. to soften its denuclearization demands.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.


As Gaza truce begins, Israel could face questions on tactics

Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.



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Man's lost $4,200 is returned to him by a fellow veteran

The story has all the makings of a Hallmark movie: A former combat medic loses $4,200 in cash on Veterans Day. A former combat engineer finds the envelope and returns the money two days later. But this is no movie.



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Lockheed’s stealthy F-35 breaks down too often, Pentagon says

None of the Air Force, Marines and Navy variants of the Lockheed Martin fighter is meeting its five key “reliability or maintainability metrics,” according to a Pentagon spokesman.


Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals, according to report

The National Transportation Safety Board says that since a duck boat accident killed 13 people in 1999, it has repeatedly urged the Coast Guard to require the vehicles be better able to remain afloat when flooded, and to remove impediments to escape such as canopies.


Wisconsin National Guard whistleblower fights discharge decision

A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him.


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Lockheed’s stealthy F-35 breaks down too often, Pentagon says

None of the Air Force, Marines and Navy variants of the Lockheed Martin fighter is meeting its five key “reliability or maintainability metrics,” according to a Pentagon spokesman.


Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals, according to report

The National Transportation Safety Board says that since a duck boat accident killed 13 people in 1999, it has repeatedly urged the Coast Guard to require the vehicles be better able to remain afloat when flooded, and to remove impediments to escape such as canopies.


Wisconsin National Guard whistleblower fights discharge decision

A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him.



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Coast Guard football coach Bill George to retire following Saturday's season-finale

He has been the head football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the past 21 seasons — but, after Saturday's rivalry game against the Merchant Marine Academy, Bill George will step down to spend more time with family.


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Coast Guard football coach Bill George to retire following Saturday's season-finale

He has been the head football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the past 21 seasons — but, after Saturday's rivalry game against the Merchant Marine Academy, Bill George will step down to spend more time with family.