Uneasy quiet in Mideast, month after Iran strike against US

ABOARD THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (AP) — Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against United States forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the Mideast. ...

Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. Joe Vandever Sr. died of heal...

Esper: landmines are an important 'tool' for battlefield use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper made a case Friday for giving U.S. military commanders the latitude to use landmines as a means to “shape the battlefield” and protect American forces. H...

McConnell's Democratic rival McGrath endorses Biden for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a former Marine combat aviator who has raised more than $16 million in her effort to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in November’s election, said Friday that she was endo...

Mexico arrests nephew of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers and marines have arrested a nephew of notorious drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a federal official said Wednesday. The official, who spoke on cus...

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Australia tries to recover bodies of 3 from US wildfire crew

SYDNEY (AP) — A tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames, investigators said Friday. ...

US general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soon

ABOARD THE USS BATAAN (AP) — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked wit...

Jim Lehrer of the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. ...

Panthers' McCaffrey gives Marine 2 tickets to Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is sending a U.S. Marine to the Super Bowl. McCaffrey is teaming up with USAA, the NFL’s Salute to Service...

Electronic sign stealing: A scandal two decades ago in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — If anyone thought that using technology to steal catchers' signs had only blemished Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros — or it's something new — think again. ...

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. ...

Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen. The ...

Democrats differ on US-Mideast wars, with no clear exit plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is united in lambasting President Donald Trump’s handling of America’s military presence in the Middle East, but the candidates are sharply divided ...

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