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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

A Pentagon spokesman said the suspected live anthrax samples were shipped to government and commercial laboratories.

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Women fight their way through Army's grueling Ranger School

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Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.

Hackers stole data from more than 100,000 taxpayers, IRS says

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

Iranian court begins espionage trial of Washington Post reporter

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

At least 5 dead as storms, flooding ravage Texas, Oklahoma

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods that killed at least five people and also left 12 others missing in Texas. More rain is in the forecast.

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms.

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber

Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.

On Memorial Day, Obama honors sacrifices of service members

The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."

Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

'It's for you to know that you forgive,' says Holocaust survivor

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi forces lack 'will to fight' ISIS

Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

Malaysia finds gravesites in camps used by people smugglers

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

Accusations pile up against Panama's former president

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

With Syria's army losing ground, a boost from Hezbollah

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician dies in New Jersey car crash

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.