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  • new storyHe jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, retired at 90 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:07 am

    WASHINGTON - Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies.

  • Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 percent through family members.

  • Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:46 pm

    CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Tuesday expressed his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Man detained after driving through Ohio military base's gate 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:11 pm

    DAYTON, Ohio - Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say a man ignored guards' instructions to stop at a security gate, prompting evacuations, but that Ohio's largest military base has been determined safe.

  • State lawyers question school choice program's military perk 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.

  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:07 pm

    PARIS - The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • After vet felled by PTSD, service dog Honor aids family now story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 12:03 pm

    CLYDE, North Carolina - Part of the Labrador retriever's training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker's dreams.

  • Bond set for man accused of raising money for terrorists 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:11 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - One of four men accused of trying to send money to an al-Qaida leader will be able to leave jail once his family posts bond, a federal magistrate decided.

  • UN human rights agency wants Thailand army jail closed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:01 am

    BANGKOK - The U.N. human rights agency on Tuesday called on Thailand to immediately close a military detention center where two high-profile prisoners died in controversial circumstances over the past month.

  • Australia leader talks down prospect of US-led army in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:36 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday.

  • Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:05 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane officials have set aside $250,000 in legal fees to defend the city against a $6.5 million wrongful death claim by the family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

  • Vermont VA chief heads to Phoenix 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:05 am

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vermont - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is moving the chief of its hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, to oversee its troubled facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:39 am

    BANGKOK - A Thai military court on Tuesday indicted two foreigners accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok but questions hang over the case because of the attackers' unclear motive and an opaque investigation.

  • Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:09 pm

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

  • NY court: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:02 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday.

  • New Mexico bishops pray for driver's license compromise 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:49 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Catholic bishops said Monday they hope a proposed compromise among state lawmakers will continue to allow immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses and also make the state compliant under the federal REAL ID act.

  • Marines: Sandy conditions a factor in deadly aircraft crash story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:00 pm

    HONOLULU - A hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled, the U.S. Marine Corps said Monday.

  • Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:25 pm

    PHOENIX - A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his rental car that he planned to transport to Chicago, authorities said Monday.

  • Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.

  • Fort Riley's new hospital faces more delays 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:50 pm

    FORT RILEY, Kansas - The opening of Fort Riley's new hospital has been pushed back after already being delayed more than three years.

  • Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:07 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who've exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was possible under the right circumstances.