- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests 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 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: 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.
- 3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash Updated: Aug-28-15 7:43 am
MANILA, Philippines - At least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash Friday with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village, the military said.
- Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 pm
BALTIMORE - Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.
- Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee Updated: Aug-27-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.
- School leaders OK property trade with Iowa National Guard Updated: Aug-27-15 4:32 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Leaders of the Davenport school district have approved a property trade that provides the Iowa National Guard with the necessary land for a planned $24 million readiness center.
- SAFB Commander: Efforts to fight cyberattacks should improve Updated: Aug-27-15 10:47 am
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE - The newly-installed leader of the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base says cyberattacks are an "evolving threat" that need to be dealt with aggressively.
- Air Force: 2 special ops troops killed in Afghan attack Updated: Aug-27-15 10:16 am
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special operations troops.
- Mother of man killed by Border Patrol agent files suit Updated: Aug-27-15 8:14 am
TUCSON, Arizona - The mother of an unarmed man killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year is suing the federal government.
- Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack Updated: Aug-26-15 11:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home.
- Suu Kyi: Myanmar rebels should think carefully on peace deal Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging armed ethnic minority groups to think carefully before signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, a top party colleague said, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November elections his top priority.
- New tactical vehicle contract big boost for Wisconsin city Updated: Aug-26-15 5:52 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - A lucrative military contract awarded to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. to build the Humvee's replacement will provide an economic boost to the city of Oshkosh and across the state, company and local leaders said Wednesday.
- Judge tosses lawsuit over removal of Grand Haven cross Updated: Aug-26-15 5:25 pm
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - A lawsuit opposing a western Michigan community's decision to remove a 48-foot cross from city-owned land has been dismissed.
- Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.
- Official: Syrian opposition figure dies in attack in Turkey Updated: Aug-26-15 11:25 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Syrian opposition commander has died in a bomb attack in the Turkish city of Antakya, near the border with Syria, an official said Wednesday.
- 1st enlisted female sub sailors start training in Groton Updated: Aug-26-15 11:16 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy's "silent service" began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military's few remaining gender barriers.
- UN's Cambodian soldiers clear land mines in divided Cyprus Updated: Aug-26-15 9:28 am
MAMMARI, Cyprus - Cambodian army Lt. Sovannara Leang says helping clear ethnically-divided Cyprus of land mines has hit home with him.
- Boy Scout honors memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Freeman Field Updated: Aug-26-15 5:07 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - A local Boy Scout has created a memorial plaza at the Seymour airport in the hopes more people will take the time to learn about and pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.
- Oregon guardsman who helped stop train attack to be honored Updated: Aug-25-15 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.
- Border Patrol agent in Texas stole grandmother's benefits Updated: Aug-25-15 5:17 pm
LAREDO, Texas - A Border Patrol supervisor in South Texas faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing his late grandmother's Social Security benefits.
- Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm Updated: Aug-25-15 5:16 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. has won a major contract to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the military's Humvee troop carriers.