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US, NATO still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:01
Even though President Donald Trump announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in August, the Pentagon and NATO are still trying to map their way forward in the nearly 16-year-old conflict, according to U.S. officials.

UN may vote soon to help Iraq collect evidence against IS

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:41
The Security Council is putting the final touches on a resolution that would authorize U.N. investigators to help Iraq collect evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible war crimes.

Iraq PM: Half of IS families detained near Mosul are Turkish

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:33
Turkish nationals make up half of the hundreds of families being held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press Saturday.

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:09
At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the U.N. envoy to Congo said Saturday.

Hawaii Island losing its only Coast Guard cutter

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:00
The Coast Guard patrol boat Kiska is pulling out of Hilo Harbor and is headed for its new home in Guam.

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:54
As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

Bob Dole officially awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:56
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who is 94, was honored for his long political career and his Army service in World War II, when he was severely injured during combat in Italy. He served 27 years in the Senate and 10 years in the House.

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:20
Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.

Iraq says it's ready to use force if Kurdish referendum leads to violence

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:17
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday.

NATO concerned about Russia's transparency on military games

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:11
A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as "a serious preparation for big war."

No. 7 Michigan leans on kicking game, beats Air Force 29-13

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:03
Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, helping No. 7 Michigan overcome its offensive struggles in a 29-13 win over Air Force on Saturday.

World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:56
Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges — from the spread of terrorism to a warming planet.

Airstrike hits US-backed fighters in east Syria wounding 6

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:02
A U.S.-backed force in Syria said a Russian airstrike wounded six of its fighters Saturday near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour while in southeast Syria, Syrian troops and their Iran-backed allies began a new offensive aiming to capture areas along the Iraq border under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

North Korea could copy Nazi Germany if a total oil ban takes effect

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:41
As the U.S. and its allies look to impose even stricter measures against North Korea, leader Kim Jong Un could find inspiration from Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa. Both managed to survive oil blockades with the help of liquefying coal, a technology that dates to the 1920s.

Search for toxic chemicals expands at former Navy base in Brunswick, Maine

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:25
The Navy plans to expand its search on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station property for potential contamination from chemical compounds that have caused health alarms near military bases in New Hampshire and other states.

Raul Castro's surprising response to harmed US diplomats

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:25
When the U.S. has accused Cuba in the past of misbehavior, such as harassing diplomats or cracking down on local dissidents, Havana has often accused Washington of making it up. This time, although Raul Castro denied involvement, his government didn't dispute that something troubling may have gone down on Cuban soil.

UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest, but another attack seen imminent

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:23
British police made an apparent breakthrough Saturday in the race-against-time subway bombing investigation with what they called a "very significant" arrest, but the country remained on a "critical" alert, meaning that another attack is judged imminent.

Warriors stay perfect by rallying late against Lancers

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:14
Caleb Brown led the visitors’ offensive efforts. Brown carried 12 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and completed his only passing attempt for a 32-yard touchdown to Michael Bills.

Hundreds attend memorial service in Maine for Marine killed in Osprey crash off Australia

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:01
Hundreds attended a service Saturday to celebrate the life of Marine Capt. Benjamin Robert Cross, who was killed Aug. 5 during a training exercise off the coast of Australia.

Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:41
After Navy service in the Pacific during World War II, Harry Dean Stanton spent three years at the University of Kentucky. He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows in a career dating to the mid-1950s. He died Friday of natural causes at age 91.