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200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site

30 min 24 sec ago
French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southeastern France, officials said Tuesday.

Officials: F-16 fighter jet, small plane collide in midair; F-16 pilot OK

1 hour 13 min ago
Maj. Morshe Araujo, a spokeswoman at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon, says the F-16 originated from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Araujo says the pilot of the jet, which collided with a Cessna, ejected safely.

New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

1 hour 42 min ago
The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Afghan government, Taliban meeting in Pakistan to explore peace talks

1 hour 50 min ago
Senior Afghan officials are meeting with Taliban delegates in Pakistan late Tuesday to explore the possibility of holding peace talks between the warring sides, a government official said.

Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

2 hours 3 min ago
Britons paused in silence, laid flowers and lit candles Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bombings on London's transit system in the worst terror attack on British soil and a day of pain seared into London's collective memory.

Pentagon urges patience from Senate on war strategy

2 hours 10 min ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday asked the Senate for more patience and support for a train-and-equip program against the Islamic State, despite much lower than expected turnout.

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

2 hours 10 min ago
Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks broke through their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The discussions, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.

Man killed in three-vehicle crash identified as servicemember

2 hours 18 min ago
A man who was killed Friday in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 152, east of Los Banos in Merced County, was identified as an active military member from Los Angeles, the Merced County Coroner's Office confirmed Monday.

Through fiction, vets present a clearer truth

2 hours 25 min ago
Here’s a summer reading suggestion you probably didn’t see coming: Try some of the excellent recent fiction produced about America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, much of it by veterans.

Congressional watchdogs demand names, details of sanctioned bioterror labs

2 hours 29 min ago
Bipartisan leaders of a congressional oversight committee are demanding federal regulators provide the names of research laboratories that have faced sanctions for safety violations while working with potential bioterror viruses and bacteria, according to a letter the committee sent Monday.

Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat

2 hours 38 min ago
The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.

UN rights chief worried by breadth of China security law

2 hours 41 min ago
The United Nations' human rights chief said Tuesday that he is worried by the wide scope and the vagueness of a new national security law approved last week by China's legislature.

Recall, but don’t revere, the Confederacy

2 hours 43 min ago
Should we feel proud of our rebellious Confederate ancestors? Or should we be embarrassed by them?

Only remedy for Greece is a cathartic exit

2 hours 45 min ago
Rather than come up with some convoluted formula to give Greece enough money to stave off bankruptcy, European leaders should cut their losses and start the process of easing Greece out of the common currency project.

Reagan’s backers soon changed tune on divorce

2 hours 53 min ago
If evangelicals can alter their attitudes toward divorce, they can do likewise with homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Afghan terrorist group to back Islamic State against Taliban

2 hours 56 min ago
One of Afghanistan’s largest insurgent organizations is joining forces with the Islamic State group to battle the Taliban for control of the country, prompting the Afghanistan’s intelligence agency to create a special unit to combat the new threat.

South Carolina Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

3 hours 9 min ago
The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future.

South Carolina Senate pushes forward with removing Confederate flag

3 hours 13 min ago
The South Carolina Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

NATO military convoy hit by suicide attack in Kabul

3 hours 33 min ago
Insurgents launched separate suicide attacks on Tuesday against a NATO convoy and an office of the Afghan intelligence agency, the third wave of such attacks in the country’s capital in as many weeks.

Trump takes on Mexican government in latest comments on immigrants

3 hours 50 min ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clarified his campaign launch speech in which he accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, saying Monday that he blamed the Mexican government, not the "fabulous" Mexican people, for sending criminals across the border.