• Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the nine-ship Iranian convoy had reversed course, heading...

  • Appeals court: Family of teen shot in Mexico by US Border Patrol agent can't sue in US courts

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appeals court: Family of teen shot in Mexico by US Border Patrol agent can't sue in US courts.

  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized...

  • Ex-CIA man convicted of Iran leak seeks lenient sentence

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to derail Iran's nuclear ambitions argued Friday that he deserves a light sentence similar to that just handed down to ex-CIA director David Petraeus. Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon,...

  • Italy seeks info from US in drone strike hostage death

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy said Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error." Foreign Minister...

  • Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Rostom Ghazali, the Syrian general once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and a key suspect in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, has died in a hospital in the capital Damascus, a Syrian activist and local media reported on Friday....

  • UN: 3 contracted workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three people working for the United Nations in eastern Congo have been kidnapped and taken into the forest, the U.N. mission said Friday. A Zimbabwean and two Congolese were in the region investigating an area for de-mining, said U.N. Congo spokesman Sylvestre...

  • WWII-era bomb found on college campus, detonated by military

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been...

  • Cross-country search turns up photo of fallen Iowa soldier

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cross-country efforts to track down a photo of an Iowa soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War have turned up an image of the man when he was 14 years old. A photo of Staff Sgt. David L. McCombs was provided Thursday by an Illinois man, said Chris Mudge,...

  • Correction: Cesar Chavez-Military Honors story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KEENE, Calif. (AP) — In a story April 23 about military honors at Cesar Chavez's gravesite, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of Chavez's sister. Her name is Rita Chavez Medina, not Rita Chavez Martin. A corrected version of the story is below: Hundreds gather to...

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