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Study Finds 25% of Troops Use Food Banks

Greater Boston Food Bank | Aug 18, 2014

A new study suggests that 25 percent of troops in active duty, Guard and the Reserve use food banks to provide groceries and meals for themselves or their families. The study sponsored by Feeding America, the nation's largest food bank network, is conducted once every four years and was based on data collected in 2012. It found that four pe... more

6 Killed in Mystery Airstrikes in Libyan Capital

Associated Press | Aug 19, 2014

CAIRO — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles. The confusion over who launched the two fighter jets shows the chaos still engulfing Libya after the 2011 civil war ... more

Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks on Gaza Deal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Associated Press | Aug 19, 2014

CAIRO - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for negotiations. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though wide gaps remain on... more

Iraqi Military Clashes With Militants in Tikrit | Aug 19, 2014

BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north. The United Nations refugee agency, meanwhile, said it is... more

Two Italian Air Force Jets Collide Over Italy

Associated Press | Aug 19, 2014

ROME — Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said. It wasn't immediately known whether the two pilots and two navigators managed to eject from the Tornado jets. The collision occurr... more

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