• Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict. The Revolutionary Armed...

  • Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that U.S. foreign policy is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region, and he said many of them will be stationed there "to keep the peace." Biden described tensions over China's...

  • Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twenty-eight workers have been evacuated from an oil production platform that is on fire off Louisiana's coast. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana's southeastern coast. Production...

  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family. "Our grandmother openly wept, every year — every Dec. 7," the North Carolina woman said. "And I think part of it was...

  • Military: Fort Carson soldier from Illinois is AWOL

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 min ago

    OSWEGO, Ill. - Military officials say a northern Illinois man has gone missing from a Colorado Army post. Fort Carson spokeswoman Daneta Johnson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, tells The (Aurora) Beacon-News (http://trib.in/1FCSGjG ) that 20-year-old Danny Domres of Oswego was...

  • Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal stalwart...

  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it...

  • The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    5 p.m. (1030 GMT) A senior U.S. diplomat says the root causes of the exodus of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims need to be addressed as a way to solve the humanitarian crisis facing Southeast Asia. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Myanmar's leaders in the capital,...

  • Army Corps begins court-ordered dredging in Cleveland Harbor

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredging in the Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River channel is underway after a federal judge sided with the state of Ohio and ordered the agency to continue with the work. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports...

  • 1st female combat arms officer named in Oklahoma

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Army National Guard has named its first female Army combat arms officer. According to a press release from the state's National Guard, 2nd Lt. Jamie Ellis of Pawnee has been selected to attend the U.S. Army's Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership...

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