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Local resident brings positive change abroad
Tamara Zniga-Brown has been a teacher, volunteer and advocate for more than 25 years, spreading awareness of income inequality among university instructors, supporting her international students and focusing on women's rights. Today, she is teacher and assists Chaldean Archbishop Matti Warda in Erbi
The Coachella Valley is the perfect place to grow pomegranates
You can trace the pomegranates of today back to the California mission fruit, and before that from Spain across Europe to Iraq where it's believed to originate. It is grown commercially where the climate is hot and dry all summer, which includes most of California and the southwest. Summer rain caus
Iowa vet runs across state to raise awareness for PTSD
BURLINGTON, Iowa - It was a gathering to meet a man they've heard so much about so much about. "It's kind of started on Facebook and snowballed into something we were really interested in making sure we were able to be a part of," said Danielle Liechty. The masked man running around the state of Iow
Kim Jong Un: What If America Just Assassinated North Korea's Dangerous Dictator?
Security, Asia It might make things worse. Kim Jong Un: What If America Just Assassinated North Korea's Dangerous Dictator? Putting Kim six feet underground is only one choice in a set of options that the National Security Council will present to President Trump for his consideration. It may even b
US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World's Dictatorships
For decades, the American people have been repeatedly told by their government and corporate-run media that acts of war ordered by their president have been largely motivated by the need to counter acts of aggression or oppression by "evil dictators." We were told we had to invade Iraq because Sadda
Final six F-16s leave Hill Air Force Base for the last time
HILL AIR FORCE BASE - The F-16 era is officially and permanently over at Hill Air Force Base. The base's final six F-16 Vipers departed Thursday morning, heading to Holloman AFB in New Mexico, where they will be used for pilot training. A ceremony was held Sept. 8 to commemorate the end of the jet's
Local VFW post focusing on future
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations across the country have seen a decline in membership as veterans from WWII, Vietnam and Korea grow older. The West Frankfort VFW has broken the mold when it comes to finding new members and community support. Iraq veteran Kyle Webb, doesn't l
Russians Warn of More Strikes on U.S. Troops in Syria
A Russian general threatened on Thursday to strike U.S. special operations troops and their Syrian allies in Syria, deepening a growing crisis just days after Russian jets bombed Americans and their allies near the Islamic State-held city of Deir Ezzor. American special operations forces embedded wi
Masked runner crosses Iowa to help vets
Josh Jorgensen is that masked man, but he's no Lone Ranger. Calling himself the Masked Veteran Running Across Iowa, Jorgensen is covering nearly 340 miles over 10 days to raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder and suicide among veterans. He arrived in Knoxville around 6 p.m. Monday, Sept.
A new memorial honoring Kentucky Gold Star families will be dedicated this weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Earlier this month we reflected on the 16th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Since that day Kentucky has lost 120 military members protecting our freedoms. Their deaths leave behind what are called Gold Star families. Two Gold Star families are calling on others t
Abu Ghraib ex-inmates' lawsuit moves ahead in federal court
ALEXANDRIA-After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is moving ahead. "We're not dismissing this case. It's going to go forward," U.S. Dist
US sends search-and-rescue team to Mexico, widening footprint in era of disasters
NEW YORK (CNN) - The US government has deployed a team of search-and-rescue specialists to Mexico City to assist with recovery efforts there, bringing the number of forward-positioned US disaster assistance teams to nearly unprecedented levels. Six Disaster Assistance Response Teams, also known as D
Adoption options: Finding your new 'furry friend'
Ace is only a year old and is very smart! His owner had to surrender him due to being deployed to Iraq. Ace is a Lancashire/Heeler mix and has even had some Agility training! Let's find Ace a home and wish his former owner safety while he serves our country in Iraq. For more information about Ace
Actor James Woods Responds to Obama Official by Laying Out Case for Why He's Just 'Like Pablo Escobar'
The co-architect of the Obama Administration's Iran deal, Ben Rhodes, was one of many folks on the left complaining about President Donald Trump's muscular United Nations speech Tuesday. Rhodes took aim at President Trump's caricature of North Korea President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man," saying it w
COMMENTARY I'll say it again - we should avoid war with North Korea
I reiterate from my Aug. 27 op-ed piece in the Observer-Reporter that a new war on the Korean peninsula should not be an option. The rather flippant manner in which Steven Wolf dismissed this premise in his Sept. 12 letter to the Observer-Reporter is cause for concern. Free from a "Fox & Friends"
Police arrest sixth suspect in London subway bomb investigation
Members of the emergency services work outside Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. Getty Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 11:08 AM EDT A sixth person was arrested in connection with the investig
Seriously, Why Does The GOP Love War So Much?
When I was a kid a million years ago, during the 1980s, our president was a doddering simpleton who really, really hated communists. The Gipper once made a "joke" that the United States was going to nuke the Soviet Union. He didn't know the mic was on, and the chiste didn't go over so well. In fact,
Veteran deaths won't go uncounted now, thanks to bill by 2 Fresno legislators
A new law requiring California to track veteran suicides was applauded Friday by the two Fresno legislators who authored the bill, the brother of a fallen Marine and a Visalia assemblyman and veteran who had a personal reason to support it. "This is the first step in the right direction," said Assem
Unwavering patriotism, bravery demonstrated in Benghazi
When most of us hear or see the date Sept. 11, we naturally think of one of the most horrific terrorist attacks to ever take place on U.S. soil. On Sept. 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists used four hijacked commercial aircrafts to inflict mass destruction on the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died a
Detroit-area businessman, Iraq war vet joins race for GOP senate nomination
DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Iraq war veteran and Detroit businessman has announced his run for the U.S. Senate. John James is running for the republican nomination, vying to unseat democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow next year. The 36-year-old graduated from West Point in 2004, and served as an av