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If the pardon isn't granted, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's defense team said it will expand its legal strategy to the new administration by filing a motion arguing President-elect Donald Trump violated his due process rights with scathing public comments about the case.



At Islamic State camp, evidence of intensive training

Spread across several large houses, the "Sheikh Abu Samaya Ansari Camp" was discovered by Iraqi forces as they pushed deeper into the city of Mosul, Iraq. It is the first military training center the Iraqi forces have found in the city since they began an offensive to retake it.


Some Afghan translators wary of life in US under Trump

More than 20,000 Afghans risked their lives and those of their families to work with the U.S. military during its longest conflict. In return, the government promised to protect them. But their resettlement program has been riddled with problems.


Sailor alleges mistreatment over wife's advocacy in Flint

A Norfolk sailor with ties to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., said he suffered from a hostile working environment that deteriorated further after he complained in June about high levels of lead detected in his military housing.



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Police report calls into question Fort Drum account of soldier rescue at bar

Key details of a Fort Drum account of soldiers rescuing a drugged woman at a Watertown bar have been called into question by city police.


Army chief of staff visits Bragg, tells troops to be ready

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, had a simple message for the 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg during a visit Friday. "Be ready," he said noting that "none of us know what the future holds."


Recent battlefield deaths highlight danger to bomb technicians in Islamic State fight

The two most recent U.S. deaths in the fight against the Islamic State were bomb technicians, placing a spotlight on the use of IEDs on the battlefield and the people charged with keeping fellow troops safe from their destruction.



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Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion and Korean War vet, dies at 96

The 5-foot Sammy Lee, who was of Korean descent, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. He later coached Olympic diving champions Pat McCormick and Greg Louganis and coached the U.S. team at the 1960 and '64 Olympics.


Stolen Nazi camp gate probe could be complicated, officials say

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.


At Islamic State camp, evidence of intensive training

Spread across several large houses, the "Sheikh Abu Samaya Ansari Camp" was discovered by Iraqi forces as they pushed deeper into the city of Mosul, Iraq. It is the first military training center the Iraqi forces have found in the city since they began an offensive to retake it.


Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

Russia's foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to Japan.


Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.


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Obituary

Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion and Korean War vet, dies at 96

The 5-foot Sammy Lee, who was of Korean descent, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. He later coached Olympic diving champions Pat McCormick and Greg Louganis and coached the U.S. team at the 1960 and '64 Olympics.


Stolen Nazi camp gate probe could be complicated, officials say

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.


At Islamic State camp, evidence of intensive training

Spread across several large houses, the "Sheikh Abu Samaya Ansari Camp" was discovered by Iraqi forces as they pushed deeper into the city of Mosul, Iraq. It is the first military training center the Iraqi forces have found in the city since they began an offensive to retake it.


Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

Russia's foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to Japan.


Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.



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Veterans plan to be human shields for Dakota pipeline protesters

A showdown looms as thousands of veterans from around the country head to North Dakota to be shield Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from police.



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Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony

The USS Colorado is the 15th in the Virginia class of attack submarines. The vessels are equipped to carry out warfare against submarines and surface ships, as well as conduct surveillance and deliver Special Operations troops.


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Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion and Korean War vet, dies at 96

The 5-foot Sammy Lee, who was of Korean descent, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. He later coached Olympic diving champions Pat McCormick and Greg Louganis and coached the U.S. team at the 1960 and '64 Olympics.


Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron commander relieved of duty

Lt. Col. Michael E. Hernandez has been relieved as commander of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11 “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead,” the Corps said Friday.


Before deployment, Georgia school resource officer gets a parade

Ryan Buffington, who works at several schools in the North Gwinnett High School cluster, is being deployed in a few weeks to the Middle East. On Tuesday, North Gwinnett Middle School gave the U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant a parade.


US casts watchful eye on Cuban crossings after Castro's death

Arrivals from the communist-ruled island already had surged in the past two years because of fears that the policy would be discontinued as President Barack Obama sought warmer relations, the U.S. Coast Guard has said, and now officials are on alert for another uptick in sea crossings.


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Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony

The USS Colorado is the 15th in the Virginia class of attack submarines. The vessels are equipped to carry out warfare against submarines and surface ships, as well as conduct surveillance and deliver Special Operations troops.


Obituary

Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion and Korean War vet, dies at 96

The 5-foot Sammy Lee, who was of Korean descent, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. He later coached Olympic diving champions Pat McCormick and Greg Louganis and coached the U.S. team at the 1960 and '64 Olympics.


Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron commander relieved of duty

Lt. Col. Michael E. Hernandez has been relieved as commander of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11 “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead,” the Corps said Friday.


Before deployment, Georgia school resource officer gets a parade

Ryan Buffington, who works at several schools in the North Gwinnett High School cluster, is being deployed in a few weeks to the Middle East. On Tuesday, North Gwinnett Middle School gave the U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant a parade.


US casts watchful eye on Cuban crossings after Castro's death

Arrivals from the communist-ruled island already had surged in the past two years because of fears that the policy would be discontinued as President Barack Obama sought warmer relations, the U.S. Coast Guard has said, and now officials are on alert for another uptick in sea crossings.



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Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship

After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury.


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Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship

After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury.



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