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  • As U.S. hits targets, humanitarian crisis in Iraq worsens

    The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from …


  • Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

    President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. …


  • Abrams’ comic novel ‘Fobbit’ looks at war from a different angle

    Before he arrived in Iraq, David Abrams expected to be shaking sand out of his underwear and taking showers maybe once a week. Then his plane delivered him in Baghdad, …


  • Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

    FORT HOOD, Texas — A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009. Hasan has said the attack on unarmed …


  • Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

    FORT MEADE, Md. — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.


  • Book Notes: ‘Fobbit’ night set at Auntie’s

    Montana writer David Abrams, whose debut novel “Fobbit” was named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times, is coming to Spokane. Abrams is a 20-year U.S. Army …


  • Book Notes: Fountain’s success represents about-face

    Ben Fountain is piling up the awards for his darkly comic first novel, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Ecco, $14.99 paperback, $25.95 hardcover), about a platoon of Iraq War heroes …


  • Marine pursuing fresh look at war

    The stench of burning military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan – poisonous pollutants suspected of causing serious health problems for returning soldiers – has influenced a Coeur d’Alene man’s decision …


  • Staff Sgt. Stiltz remembered for character, love of country

    Staff Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz was remembered Saturday as a dedicated serviceman who loved the Army. “My brother Matt was a soldier,” said Stiltz’s brother, Jeff Stiltz. “That was his …


  • Crocker accepts DUI plea deal

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of reckless driving in connection with a hit-and-run drunken-driving crash in Spokane Valley this summer. The …


  • Missing records frustrate veterans

    A strange thing happened when Christopher DeLara filed for disability benefits after his tour in Iraq: The U.S. Army said it had no records showing he had ever been overseas. …


  • For Iraq veteran, college offers chance to focus

    With his thumb dangling from his hand and blood squirting from his forearm, Cory McCarthy put his own life-threatening injury aside and responded to his fellow soldiers’ calls for help. …


  • Tire-iron assailant found guilty

    A jury of seven men and five women convicted a Spokane man Tuesday of attacking an Iraqi refugee with a tire iron and leaving him with severe head injuries. Sentencing …


  • Spokane man guilty of tire iron attack

    A jury of seven men and five women today found a Spokane man guilty of attacking a refugee from Iraq with a tire iron during a gruesome attack that left …


  • Trial begins for gruesome tire iron attack

    A Spokane County jury today saw graphic photographs and heard descriptions of the tire-iron attack last year against a man who came to the United States as a refugee from …


  • Washington teacher shot by student in Iraq

    Authorities in the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah said 18-year-old Biyar Sarwar shot his gym teacher, Jeremiah Small, of Cosmopolis, Wash., before turning the gun on himself at a private English-speaking …


  • Soldiers pay respects to canine veteran of war

    Soldiers of the 92nd Security Forces Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base paid their respects today to one of their own.


  • Obama: Iraq war over, troops coming home

    President Barack Obama today declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn …


  • Fallen soldiers hailed for spirit, character

    Two pairs of boots, two rifles, two helmets and two sets of dog tags were displayed on stage as a community mourned the loss of two young soldiers Saturday afternoon. …


  • Hundreds gather to remember Coeur d’Alene soldiers

    Hundreds of friends, family and service members gathered in a Coeur d’Alene church today for the memorial of two young soldiers killed recently in Iraq.


  • CdA, Spokane processions to escort soldiers’ remains

    Law enforcement representatives in Spokane and North Idaho will join members of the U.S. military in processionals today to deliver to funeral homes the remains of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers …


  • Funeral processions planned for two soldiers

    Law enforcement in Spokane and North Idaho will join the U.S. military in processions today to deliver to funeral homes the remains of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed in Iraq


  • Memorial services planned for soldiers

    Memorial services for two Coeur d’Alene soldiers recently killed in Iraq will take place this weekend. The public is invited to attend a memorial service held by the Idaho Army …


  • Families, friends mourn fallen soldiers from CdA

    On July 5, Army Spc. Nathan R. Beyers wrote on Facebook that a soldier has only one wish: “To come home safe.” Two days later, Beyers and Army Spc. Nicholas …


  • Two Idaho soldiers killed in Iraq

    On July 5, Spc. Nathan R. Beyers wrote on Facebook that a soldier has only one wish: “To come home safe.” Two days later, Beyers and Spc. Nicholas W. Newby …


  • Fallen soldier remembered as father, son, hero and ‘a brat’

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie was remembered Saturday morning as a leader dedicated to serving his family and his country, a courageous man and an avid fisherman who …


  • Fallen soldier remembered as dedicated to family

    A Medical Lake soldier was killed Sunday in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie, 37, died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised …


  • No indictment in Seattle man’s 2006 killing of Iraqi

    A former security contractor for Blackwater USA will not be indicted in the killing of an Iraqi guard in 2006, federal prosecutors said today.


  • Veterans eligible for ‘stop loss’ pay must apply by Oct. 21

    The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …


  • Veterans Court weighs stress of war service

    After surviving 15 months in one of the most dangerous places on Earth, Iraq war veteran Carl Jacobson thought he could cope with just about anything civilian life had to …


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