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  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say. The armed forces were to limit their operations in Afghanistan to...

  • Sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say. The armed forces were to limit their operations in Afghanistan to...

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal...

  • Army officer convicted of sex trafficking in Texas

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Army officer from New Hampshire has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor while on temporary duty last year in Texas. Lt. Col. Raymond Valas remains in custody pending sentencing in San Antonio. The 41-year-old officer faces up to life in prison after...

  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the conclusion of a...

  • Afghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldier

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the assault Saturday in Afghanistan's remote Nuristan...

  • Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek...

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation on Capitol Hill was going nowhere. Deportations were nearing 2 million under Obama's watch. And the president was resisting calls to use executive...

  • For Obama, a long to road to immigration order

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation was going nowhere. Deportations under Obama were nearing 2 million. And the president was resisting calls to use executive action. Then in early March,...

  • Atlanta VA names new assistant director

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's VA Medical Center has named a new assistant director. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that Robert D. Evans will fill the post. Evans previously served as the medical center's chief chaplain, acting assistant director and acting associate...

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