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Jul 30, 2016

Philippine president calls off truce after communist rebel attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, ...

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. Army secretary says U.S.-South Korea war games to proceed

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning says annual war games between the United States and South Korea will go ahead next month, despite North Korea’s warning of a “vicious” showdown if the military drills proceed. On Thursday, North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs said ...

New species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Jul 30, 2016

New species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina are shedding new light on an intriguing group of predators that apparently were just as happy to slash victims to death with sickle-shaped hand claws as to chomp them into an early grave. Scientists said on ...

Athletes arriving in Rio fret over lack of 'Pokemon Go'

Jul 30, 2016

Athletes arriving in Rio fret over lack of 'Pokemon Go'

So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes’ village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no “Pokemon Go”? That’s an outrage! If there were ever a more “First World problem” for the Zika-plagued, water-polluted Rio Olympics, it is Brazil’s lack of access ...

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, adding that if it proves a “ruse” it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The 250,000 civilians ...

New Sandy Hook school completed nearly four years after massacre

Jul 30, 2016

New Sandy Hook school completed nearly four years after massacre

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces that look like treehouses and a rain garden. Still, many would give anything to have ...

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. Air Force seeks new land-based and air-launched nuclear weapons

Advancing what could become a near-total rebuild of its nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Air Force on Friday solicited industry proposals to build a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles as well as replacements for its air-launched nuclear cruise missile force. The two projects are ...