- Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal Updated: May-24-16 2:39 am
HANOI, Vietnam - President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.
- Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific Updated: May-23-16 11:48 pm
TOKYO - Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.
- Group of US military vets speak out against Trump Updated: May-23-16 8:14 pm
NEW YORK - A group of angry U.S. military veterans lined up in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to say that Donald Trump would make a "reckless and dangerous commander in chief."
- Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home Updated: May-23-16 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.
- Iraqi leader cites early success in push to retake Fallujah Updated: May-23-16 3:28 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister hailed "big successes" Monday by government troops after launching an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants, but the operation promises to be one of the toughest challenges yet for the country's struggling security forces.
- The Latest: Remains of New Orleans WWII veteran return home Updated: May-23-16 2:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the return of the remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating to New Orleans (all times local):
- US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters Updated: May-23-16 2:29 pm
NORTHERN SYRIA - Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls "darkness."
- Senator says sex case files show 'troubling command culture' Updated: May-23-16 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Sexual misconduct remains a destructive force in the armed forces and military communities, a U.S. senator said Monday in a new report that urges Congress to take more aggressive steps to end sex crimes in the ranks.
- Standoff with former Army Ranger ends Updated: May-23-16 9:30 am
SHAPLEIGH, Maine - The York County Sheriff's Department says a standoff with a former Army Ranger who was firing a gun randomly at his family's southern Maine farm ended peacefully.
- Museum part of effort to send messages to military personnel Updated: May-23-16 7:20 am
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The Yankee Air Museum in Michigan is part of a USO-led effort to collect and send messages of gratitude to active U.S. military personnel stationed worldwide.
- Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah Updated: May-22-16 8:04 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.
- US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.
- Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contest Updated: May-22-16 2:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Newspapers in Detroit, Flint and Greenville were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.
- At 80, shipyard skipper to step back after Zumwalt trials Updated: May-22-16 12:55 pm
BATH, Maine - Captain Earl Walker wasn't about to retire before seeing the Navy's futuristic Zumwalt destroyer safely down the Kennebec River to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Local officials hope Camp Atterbury changes boost business Updated: May-22-16 10:12 am
EDINBURGH, Indiana - Local officials are working with the Indiana National Guard on how its Camp Atterbury training base could help attract defense- and homeland security-related businesses to the area.
- Shaw Air Force Base hosting open house, Thunderbirds show Updated: May-22-16 6:11 am
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, South Carolina - Shaw Air Force Base is filling the skies over central South Carolina with flights by the Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team and the U.S. Army's Black Daggers parachutists.
- Coast Guard: Good Samaritan rescues 4 from sinking boat Updated: May-22-16 12:55 am
BOSTON - The Coast Guard says a good Samaritan responded to its call for assistance and rescued four people from a sinking boat off Salisbury Beach.
- Top US commander makes secret visit to Syria Updated: May-21-16 6:45 pm
NORTHERN SYRIA - On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local Arab and Kurd fighters for what has been a slow campaign to push the Islamic State out of Syria.
- Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker in York River Updated: May-21-16 4:57 pm
BELLEVIEW, Virginia - The Coast Guard says crews are searching the York River near Belleview after someone reported seeing a kayak with one person aboard capsize north of York River State Park.
- Coast Guard rescues capsized kayaker near Oak Island Updated: May-21-16 4:38 pm
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The Coast Guard says a 38-year-old Monroe man was rescued after his kayak overturned near Oak Island.
- Biden: Diverse military of women, gays strengthens US forces Updated: May-21-16 2:41 pm
WEST POINT, New York - Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country's armed forces.
- Keesler getting aeromedical evacuation squadron Updated: May-21-16 10:35 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The U.S. Air Force will move an aeromedical evacuation squadron to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, bringing 122 people.
- Search on for Maryland boater missing off Florida coast Updated: May-21-16 10:20 am
CEDAR KEY, Florida - Coast Guard officials have rescued two boaters and are searching for a third after their boat capsized off the coast of Cedar Key.
- AP Analysis: Why junta rules Thailand, with no end in sight Updated: May-21-16 3:43 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play.
- US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba Updated: May-20-16 7:40 pm
TAJI, Iraq - The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeating the Islamic State, but his words were spare and cautious, his tone notably muted.