• The Latest: UN official voices concern about Syria safe zone

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, has warned against calling a proposed buffer along the Turkey-Syrian border a "safe zone," saying it could risk...

  • US analyst who spied for Israel to be paroled after 30 years

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel and passing along a trove of classified documents, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years, his lawyers said Tuesday. The decision...

  • US military chief: World risks becoming immune to crises

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. military official warned Tuesday that the world risks becoming immune to the escalating global security threats and doing nothing. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it would be "a historical shame" if the world...

  • Canadian military commander facing 10 sex-related charges

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer is facing 10 sex-related charges related to allegations stemming from his mentoring of military cadets. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service said Tuesday that Lt. Col. Mason Stalker has been charged with three...

  • Coast Guard seeks father, son, going fishing near Freeport

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Coast Guard personnel are searching for a father and son last seen going fishing on the Brazos (BRAZ'-uhs) River south of Freeport. Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick says authorities do not suspect foul play in Tuesday morning's disappearance of the two...

  • Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites

    Updated: 12 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity. The...

  • US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete

    Updated: 15 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. South Korean officials are predicting the North will mark the...

  • US Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court

    Updated: 21 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and...

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot's premature unlocking of a...

  • Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. This is summer camp in Iraq, set up by the country's largest paramilitary force after Iraq's top...

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