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Former Marine killed fighting for Kurdish militia in Syria

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm
A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group. Read More

DOT clears homeless camps along H-1 embankments

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Contractors dismantled tents and structures this morning on an embankment near the Punchbowl exit along the H-1 freeway, as part of the state’s effort to clear homeless camps near roadways. Read More

Hilary still a Category 2 hurricane as Greg weakens further

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm
The tropical storm that was nearing the Central Pacific weakened to a tropical depression today, but neither of the two hurricanes behind it showed signs of weakening. Read More

Report: North Korea may have nuke-capable ICBM by 2018

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm
U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published today. Read More

‘Pharma Bro’ won’t stop talking, except to jury in trial

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case “bogus” — but the jury won’t hear him defend himself in court. Read More

McCain calls on both parties to work together

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm
The maverick stood with his party today, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal “Obamacare.” But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation. Read More

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio tonight that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.” Read More

Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm
With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair today to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. Read More

Japan’s exotic Kit Kats entice tourists, new Nestle plant

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm
Wasabi, green tea and sake aren’t just foods in Japan, they’re also a few of the many versions of Kit Kats offered in the country. Read More

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime. Read More

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site today, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier. Read More