Escaping Occupied Kuwait: History's Largest Air Evacuation

Eight-year-old Viju Cherian went to sleep in Kuwait City on Aug. 1, 1990, excited about a friend’s birthday party the next day. By the time he woke up the next morning, though, the party had been called off. Kuwait was under occupation, and the only people celebrating were Iraqi soldiers, young men in olive fatigues […]

Largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea closes to become public park

Officials will clear out South Korea’s largest dog slaughterhouse over the next two days. The canine house of horrors has been shut following pressure from animal rights groups and a decline in the consumption of dog meat. The slaughterhouse, south of the capital Seoul, will be dismantled to make room for a public park. Korean […]

The largest US active-duty mobilization to US-Mexico border under Trump may already be winding down

John Moore/Getty Images Just weeks after President Donald Trump ordered nearly 6,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, the largest active-duty mobilization to the border during his presidency, some of those troops will start heading home. The expected end date for the operation is December 15, but some troops that are either not needed or have completed […]

I Just Took My First-Ever Cruise on the World’s Largest Ship — Here’s What I Learned

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4 members of the same family could face the death penalty in what has become the largest murder case in Ohio state history

AP Photo/John Minchillo An Ohio grand jury charged four members of the Wagner family with the 2016 murders of eight people on a family farm in Pike County. Ohio Attorney General and governor-elect Mike DeWine said in a press conference on Tuesday that the victims were “killed in cold blood.” Prosecutors are seeking the death […]

The US and Japan finished their ‘largest and most complex’ military exercise, amid rising tensions with China

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano The US and Japan were joined by Canadian forces for Keen Sword 19, which ended this week. The exercise was the biggest and most sophisticated the US and Japan have carried out. It comes amid growing tension with China in the seas and airspace of […]

San Francisco’s second largest tech employer, Uber, won’t take sides on the controversial homelessness measure that the city’s tech execs are fighting about (CRM)

Proposition C is a ballot measure in San Francisco that would tax the city’s largest corporations to provide relief in the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis.  San Francisco’s biggest tech employer, Salesforce, and its CEO, Marc Benioff, have been the biggest advocates in favor of Prop C.  The city’s second largest tech employer, Uber, has been […]

Keen Sword: US and Japan stage largest wargames in Pacific amid tensions with China (VIDEO)

Washington and Tokyo have amassed a record number of sailors, marines and airmen for the biggest joint naval drill that the two allied nations have ever held close to Chinese shores as tensions keep rising in the region. Around 47,000 troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force have been joined by more than 10,000 US servicemen […]

Russian Bear bomber gate crashes NATO’s largest drill since Cold War (PHOTOS)

A Russian Tu-142 bomber blindsided a US flagship taking part in NATO’s massive Trident Juncture 18 drills off Norway. Spectacular photos of the flyby have expectedly sparked a media uproar, while Moscow called the flight routine. The plane appeared in the air at the very moment the marines on board the USS Mount Whitney, the […]

The US military’s largest base outside the US just got its biggest ammo delivery in 20 years

US Air Force/Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua The 86th Munitions Squadron at Ramstein air base in Germany got about 100 containers of munitions this month. That’s the largest shipment of ordnance the unit has gotten since 1999. It comes as the unit, and NATO forces in Europe, increase their deterrence posture amid heightened tensions with Russia. […]