TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry-on bags
Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage.
The Transportation Security Administration officials said the number was reached in the seven days ending April 21 and the haul surpassed the previous high of 68 set in October.
At least 28 dead, 327 injured in Taliban attack on Kabul
Armed militants in Afghanistan stormed a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning as part of a coordinated assault, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320.
US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq
The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, U.S. defense officials said Monday.
Russia defends pilots who buzzed US Navy destroyer
Russian defense officials Thursday rejected U.S. criticism of two Russian pilots who buzzed an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea earlier this week.
US reportedly has plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels in case cease-fire fails
The CIA and its partners in Syria reportedly have come up with plans to deliver more powerful weapons to moderate rebels fighting government troops in case the country’s fragile trucecomes to an abrupt end.
Japan prepares for release of radioactive material from Fukushima plant
To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium.
Iran to US: Missile program ‘not open to negotiation’
Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program is “not open to negotiation” with the United States, seemingly spurning an overture from Secretary of State John Kerry.
Sitting Ducks? ISIS threatens American troops in Egypt's Sinai
Concerned that hundreds of American forces based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are vulnerable to attack by a nearby Islamic State affiliate, top administration officials are worried about their safety and what to do next.
North Korea can put nuclear warheads on mid-range missiles, official says
North Korea has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile that could strike targets in Russia, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean official revealed for the first time Tuesday.
CSI: ISIS -- Terror group launches forensics division
Islamic State's information office in Iraq released a slick pictorial report on Saturday showcasing an advanced new tool acquired by the so-called caliphate: Fingerprinting.
The Muslim extremist group announced it had acquired microscopes and magnifying glasses and was in the process of recruiting forensics-minded foreign fighters, according to the MEMRI Jihadism and Terror Threat Monitor website.
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