- 18,000 turned away from French borders for security reasons Updated: May-25-16 8:58 am
PARIS - France's top security official says authorities have turned away more than 18,000 people at the country's borders for security reasons since extremist attacks in November.
- Top general urges lawmakers to preserve Afghan visa program Updated: May-25-16 8:54 am
WASHINGTON - Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers are in danger of being harmed or killed by the Taliban if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.
- Israel expands government, Lieberman to be defense minister Updated: May-25-16 7:36 am
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal to expand his coalition government on Wednesday by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as his new defense minister.
- Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death Updated: May-25-16 7:29 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
- Attorney general investigates Grand Rapids veterans home Updated: May-25-16 6:05 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Michigan's attorney general says his office is investigating allegations of mistreatment at a state-run nursing home for veterans and is encouraging potential victims or witnesses to come forward.
- Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike Updated: May-25-16 4:26 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says the country's army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader.
- Cemeteries, nursing homes hold ceremonies honoring veterans Updated: May-25-16 4:16 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say that state cemeteries and nursing homes dedicated to veterans will hold Memorial Day ceremonies to honor military members who have died.
- Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf Updated: May-25-16 4:10 am
JERUSALEM - A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation.
- TSA chief headed back to Capitol Hill to talk airport lines Updated: May-25-16 3:42 am
WASHINGTON - The head of the Transportation Security Administration is heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to explain what his agency is doing to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have already snarled the fledgling summer travel season.
- Gov't report: Feds spend billions to run ancient technology Updated: May-25-16 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. One still uses floppy disks.
- US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip Updated: May-25-16 12:21 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members.
- Military spouses struggle to find jobs Updated: May-25-16 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study.
- 2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia Updated: May-24-16 9:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend.
- Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses Updated: May-24-16 8:04 pm
- Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel Updated: May-24-16 6:47 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence.
- UN happy Africa's rapid reaction force about to be reality Updated: May-24-16 6:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday that the United Nations - which has 80 percent of its peacekeepers deployed in Africa - is very happy that the African Union's long-awaited rapid reaction force will become a reality in July.
- Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE Updated: May-24-16 5:17 pm
BOSTON - Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.
- VA chief: 'I deeply regret' wait-time comparison to Disney Updated: May-24-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.
- Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridge Updated: May-24-16 3:56 pm
BOSTON - The Department of Defense is hoping to tap into the East Coast's cutting-edge technology by opening a new office in Cambridge.
- WWII US spy vets group irked by cemetery name choice Updated: May-24-16 3:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - A new veterans cemetery to be built between Buffalo and Rochester will be named the Western New York National Cemetery, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday in an announcement that irked an organization of World War II spies.
- Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan Updated: May-24-16 2:39 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro's sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a "solid plan" to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly.
- French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages Updated: May-24-16 1:18 pm
PARIS - French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions.
- North Korea's UK ambassador rejects Trump's offer of talks Updated: May-24-16 1:13 pm
LONDON - North Korea's ambassador to Britain said Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- Another suit accuses VA physician assistant of sexual abuse Updated: May-24-16 1:07 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A veteran who served in Iraq is the latest person to file a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.
- Pentagon: Remains of WWII Marine from upstate NY identified Updated: May-24-16 1:02 pm
ALBANY, New York - The remains of a New Yorker recovered along with those of 34 other Marines killed in a bloody Pacific island assault during WWII have been identified.