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  • Here's the Humvee's Replacement

    U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace ageing Humvees

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The investigation was first disclosed by The New York Times.

  • Could sanctions against North Korea be lifted? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin (R) shakes hands with Hwang Pyong-So (L) North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the Panmunjom on August 25, 2015 in Paju, South Korea. Both countries came to an agreement to ease tensions after an exchange of artillery fire last week.

    South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...

  • BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio— Ohio mom accused of killing 3 young sons is indicted on charges that carry the death penalty.

  • Germany's Merkel: Must implement Minsk peace deal Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and French President Francois Hollande speak to the media following talks at the Chancellery on August 24, 2015 in Berlin.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine has not been respected or fully implemented.

  • NEW YORK— Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash— and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal— to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday. In ordering the security payment, Manhattan federal Judge George B....

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Arab Bank Plc on Friday described as "inaccurate" a report that it would pay "slightly more" than $1 billion to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel. Citing an unnamed lawyer with knowledge of the settlement, the trade magazine The American Lawyer reported that Arab Bank had...

  • *North Korea demands South halt broadcasts by 5 p.m. Saturday. SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung- joo said his government...

  • SEOUL, Aug 21- North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash on Friday as Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing, prompting China to urge both sides to take a step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung- joo said it was likely the North would fire at some of the 11 sites where Seoul has set up...

  • *North Korea demands South halt broadcasts by 5 p.m. on Saturday. SEOUL, Aug 21- North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash, as Seoul refused an ultimatum that it halt anti- Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action, and North Korea said its troops were on a war footing. Tension escalated on Thursday when North...

  • *Daily life goes on as normal in Pyongyang, Seoul. SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m on Friday after his government issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti- Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Tension escalated on Thursday when North Korea fired four shells...

  • N. Korea in 'semi-war state' after border skirmish Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:18 AM ET
    PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 09: South Korean soldiers patrol near the scene where planted landmines exploded on August 4, maiming two soldiers on border patrol in the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea, on August 9, 2015 in Paju, South Korea.

    North Korea's front-line military went into a "semi-war state" after exchanging fire at the border with South Korea, the NYT reports.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal. The opposition has few chances of uniting and forming a government, meaning that after...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to seek early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout program. Tsipras- who remains popular in Greece and would be widely expected to return to power if...

  • WARSAW, Poland— According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, artworks and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. We are taking this information seriously, " Marika Tokarska, an official in the southwestern Polish district of Walbrzych, told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • GULU, Uganda, Aug 20- For nearly two decades, the Lord's Resistance Army stalked the grasslands of north Uganda, abducting children as soldiers and sex slaves in its war against the government. Uganda is Africa's largest coffee exporter and its strong economic growth has been boosted by manufacturing, telecoms, retail and banking. "Northern Uganda has the...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called early elections, hoping for a new, stronger mandate to implement a three-year bailout program that sparked a rebellion within his radical left party. The rescue was all that kept Greece from a disastrous exit from the euro but came with strict terms to cut spending and raise taxes—...

  • Supporting Navy SEALs Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Supporting Navy SEALs

    Megan and Kristin of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation, talk about raising awareness and sustaining Naval Special Warfare families.

  • Counter-terrorism law: A safer Egypt? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Counter-terrorism law: A safer Egypt?

    Egypt's president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has approved tough new counter-terrorism laws.