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Biden will award Medal of Honor to three US soldiers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will award the Medal of Honor next week to three U.S. soldiers who fought in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the White House said Friday. The...

US hostage envoy visited Venezuela to meet jailed Americans

MIAMI (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat quietly traveled to Venezuela this week and met with imprisoned Americans as part of an ongoing effort to secure release of men the Biden administration believes ar...

Bowl-bound Army looks to beat Navy for 5th time in 6 games

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Cadets and Midshipmen who play in Saturday’s Army-Navy game were no more than toddlers during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Still, they unde...

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

The Marine Corps demolition specialist was worried — about America, and about the civil war he feared would follow the presidential election. And so, block by block, he stole 13 poun...

Mexico's drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of M...

Man killed by San Francisco police was ex-Afghan interpreter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police on Wednesday released video of officers shooting a knife-wielding man who charged at them in a residential hotel. Ajmal Amani, 41, was shot Friday mornin...

Pentagon doubles number of US troops in Taiwan under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon has continued to increase the number of troops in Taiwan, with nearly twice the number in the country in the first year of the Biden administration as the end...

UK: BA flight not informed of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

LONDON (AP) — More than 300 passengers and crew on a British Airways flight could have been spared a months-long hostage ordeal in 1990 in Kuwait if Britain’s Foreign Office had informed the airline t...

Island anger: Guadeloupe closes schools after COVID rioting

LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe (AP) — Schools closed across the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Monday and France's prime minister appealed for calm and dialogue after protests against COVID-19 rules ...

COVID: Protests against curbs rock Netherlands, Belgium

Protests continued in the Netherlands for the third day in a row Sunday, with police issuing an emergency order in the eastern city of Enschede, near the German border. Protesters set off fireworks a...

'I lost everything': Guadeloupe riots overtake COVID protest

LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe (AP) — Residents in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, an overseas territory of France, expressed dismay Sunday after protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting...

Belarus border crisis: Poland detains 100 migrants

The Polish Defense Ministry reported Thursday that there had been numerous attempts to cross the border from Belarus. It said on Twitter that around 100 migrants had been detained. As regional leader...

Feds seek tougher sentences for veterans who stormed Capitol

During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, Leonard Gruppo joined the Special Forces, served in four war zones and led a team of combat medics in Iraq before retiring in 2013 as a lieutenant colonel. ...

IS attack on Kabul hospital leaves 7 dead, 16 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants set off an explosion at the entrance to a military hospital in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, a senior Taliban official...

China funds Tajik special forces base near Afghan border

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tajikistan’s parliament said on Thursday (Oct. 28) that China will fund the construction of a base for a special forces unit of the Tajik police on the Tajik-Afghan ...