- Haslam to memorialize victims of Chattanooga shooting Updated: May-26-16 4:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam plans to honor four Marines and a sailor killed in last year's shootings in Chattanooga as part of a Memorial Day ceremony on Friday.
- Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality Updated: May-26-16 2:54 am
TOBA, Japan - There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.
- Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks Updated: May-26-16 1:41 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.
- DC airport perimeters breached 10 times in past decade Updated: May-26-16 12:23 am
WASHINGTON - Intruders got past fences and gates at airports serving the nation's capital 10 times in the past decade; none appeared to involve terrorism and all were caught.
- Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition Updated: May-25-16 8:05 pm
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts.
- UN envoy says radically more must be done for Mideast peace Updated: May-25-16 7:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinians in Gaza are growing ever more desperate and unless "radically more" is done to address the situation, it is only a matter of time before there is another escalation of violence, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.
- Russia accuses Turkey of supplying Islamic State extremists Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices.
- Belgium questions 4 IS suspects who may have planned attacks Updated: May-25-16 3:54 pm
BRUSSELS - Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have questioned four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who may have planned new attacks in the country.
- Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev Updated: May-25-16 3:40 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.
- Texan gets prison for lying about terrorist group allegiance Updated: May-25-16 3:11 pm
DALLAS - Federal prosecutors say a Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to U.S. agents about his support for a terrorist group.
- Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban Updated: May-25-16 2:28 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.
- Turkish official: Kurdish rebel car bombing kills 3 Updated: May-25-16 2:24 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish official says a car bombing by Kurdish rebels against a gendarmerie station near the Syrian border has killed three people.
- The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):
- Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid Updated: May-25-16 1:44 pm
TOUROU, Cameroon - A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon 18 months ago, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.
- Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
GENEVA - Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an interview Wednesday.
- Review: Philly rebels after North Korea invades 'Homefront' Updated: May-25-16 11:31 am
Americans are worried about a lot of things: jobs, health care, climate change, terrorism, too many guns, not enough guns. But hey, at least we haven't been invaded by North Korea.
- Kenya military: 21 al-Shabab extremists killed in ambush Updated: May-25-16 10:27 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia, said a Kenyan official.
- Yemeni officials: Airstrike kills 11 from same family Updated: May-25-16 10:01 am
SANAA, Yemen - The death toll of a suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a family's house in southern Yemen has been raised to 11, including four children from one family, security officials and witnesses said Wednesday.
- French security chief: Strikes won't threaten sports events Updated: May-25-16 9:26 am
PARIS - Violent labor protests and strikes causing gasoline shortages won't jeopardize the upcoming European Championship or other sporting events, France's interior minister said Wednesday.
- 4 Central European countries ready to send troops to Baltics Updated: May-25-16 8:18 am
LIBLICE, Czech Republic - Four Central European countries say they are working on a plan to deploy their troops in the Baltics states as part of NATO forces.
- Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers Updated: May-25-16 7:30 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he is now to command.
- Correction: Italy-NATO story Updated: May-25-16 6:38 am
ROME - In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.
- China: Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single Updated: May-25-16 4:31 am
BEIJING - Taiwan's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.
- Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 11 Updated: May-25-16 4:31 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 11 people, Afghan and UN official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
- 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.