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  • new storyUS Rep. Joe Kennedy backing Iran nuclear weapons deal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:47 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

  • new storyLegal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:52 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

  • Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:55 am

    TOKYO - Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

  • Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 2:07 am

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism.

  • VA health officials say New Mexico patients wait times down 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:10 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Wait times for medical appointments and disability claims have improved for New Mexico veterans, according to the heads of agencies that provide health care and disability benefits.

  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm

    ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • Sailor shot overseas is keen to redeploy 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 8:08 am

    HONOLULU - Navy Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry was a couple of paces behind Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene on a visit to an Afghan military academy near Kabul when the bullets started to fly.

  • Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 7:55 am

    BAMAKO, Mali - A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.

  • Army, Air Guard offer simulators to NY State Fair visitors 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 7:07 am

    SYRACUSE, New York - Visitors to the New York State Fair will be able to get a feel for what it's like to drive an armored military vehicle and control a remotely piloted aircraft.

  • Blue Angels to fly over the Pentagon and DC area 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:17 am

    WASHINGTON - The Blue Angels will be flying over the Pentagon and the Washington area this weekend as part of a team photo shoot.

  • Navy looking at security changes after Chattanooga shooting 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:22 pm

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The U.S. Navy is looking into possible security changes after the July 16 slaying of four Marines and a sailor at Chattanooga's U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center.

  • Analysis: JLTV pursuit offers lesson for future deals 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:09 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' failure to land a major military vehicle contract is a disappointment for officials who hoped to tout another "superproject" in the state. But it's not the setback that other missed economic deals have been, nor will it prompt the same level of soul-searching.

  • The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am

    CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy results 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:54 am

    SARASOTA, Florida - On March 23, 1994, as it made its approach to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, the nose of an F-16 clipped the right rear elevator of a C-130 in mid-air. Although the stricken transport managed to circle around for a safe landing, the jet fighter crew had to eject as their doomed plane, on full afterburner, hurtled toward the base.

  • Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.

  • Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:26 pm

    BEIRUT - To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:21 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

  • Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

  • Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday.

  • Historic tugboat USS Hoga set for Arkansas 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:44 pm

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The historic tugboat, USS Hoga, will soon head to its new home in North Little Rock from California after federal officials cleared the journey, according to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

  • Today in Nebraska for September 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:38 pm

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  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:08 pm

    VIENNA - In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.

  • Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 10:46 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.

  • US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am

    BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.