Dogs

Islamic State Group Claims Attack That Killed Priest of 85

In this grab made from video, police officers speak to a driver as they close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (BFM via AP)

SAINTE-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Two attackers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before being shot to death by police. A nun who escaped said she saw the attackers video themselves and "give a sermon in Arabic" around the altar. Th... more

Iraq Finally Bans Fake Bomb Detectors after July 3 Blast

In this July 14, 2016 picture, an Iraqi policeman uses a hand-held device that is supposed to detect bombs at a checkpoint in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

BAGHDAD — For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb. The wands were completely bogus. It had been ... more

Therapy Goats at Risk if Veteran Can't Fund Farm Upgrades

Robert Ragels sits at his farm in Texas, encircled by some of his 40 therapy goats. (Photo courtesy Robert Ragels)

A disabled veteran and farmer could lose his top therapy tool if he is unable to come up with funding to make his farming operation legal. Robert Ragels, 47, a 100 percent-disabled Army veteran who served in the Gulf War and Bosnia, has a menagerie of therapy animals, which support their own upkeep on his small Texas farm via eggs sales and goa... more

Patriot PAWS

The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. The organization currently only accepts applications from veterans who served during Desert Sto... more

Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment

A lieutenant mans the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as it returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, completing an 8-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Adelola Tinubu)

NORFOLK, Va. — Approximately 6,000 Sailors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 returned home July 13, after completing an eight-month combat deployment. Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked CSG 8 staff, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 staff and guided-missil... more

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