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Police Hunt for Motive in Munich Shooting that Left 10 Dead

A German police officer searches a residential area near the Olympia shopping center after a shooting was reported there in Munich, Germany on July 22. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

MUNICH -- Police were hunting Saturday for clues to explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself. Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae says "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group has been found in ... more

Navy Wants Defense Department to Reauthorize Extended Deployment Pay

USS Harry S. Truman

The Navy wants the Defense Department to reauthorize a program that pays sailors extra when their deployments exceed 220 days, which became commonplace in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The two-year program is set to expire Sept. 17, but the Navy is working to extend the program so sailors will continue to receive bonuses in their ... more

Base in Turkey Used for US-led Missions Still Without Power

Senior Airman German Rubio-Arroyo, 39th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, refuels a C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft during a wing exercise June 27, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Nicole Sikorski/Air Force

WASHINGTON — The air base at Incirlik, Turkey, used by the U.S.-led coalition to launch airstrikes and other missions against the Islamic State group, remains without power four days after a failed coup. Officials say there has been no move yet to turn it back on. The U.S. has been relying on back-up generators to run base facilities and contin... more

Top US Admiral Says China Exchanges Conditional on Safety

In this July 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, listens to Commander of the Chinese Navy Adm. Wu Shengli, right, at Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

BEIJING — The top U.S. admiral said Wednesday that friendly exchanges with China's navy are conditional on safe interactions at sea, an indication of Washington's concern over recent fractious encounters with Chinese forces in and over the disputed South China Sea. On a visit to the northern Chinese port of Qingdao, Chief of Naval Operations Ad... more

Mystery Numbers in North Korea Broadcasts Carry Cold War Echoes

In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at a military check point at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom. Ahn Young-joon/AP

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's state radio has recently broadcast strings of indecipherable numbers, Seoul officials said Tuesday, in a possible resumption of a Cold War-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea. A female announcer at the radio station read numbers for 2 minutes on June 24 and 14 minutes on Frid... more

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