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  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:10 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

  • Drone used to scout Skagit Valley elk herd 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:05 pm
  • MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local researchers scouted for elk.

  • Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:41 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital - a rare case in which an Afghan officer or soldier who shot a foreigner was captured alive.

  • Michigan soldier earns Silver Star for Afghan duty 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:14 am
  • BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - In the middle of it all, with the bullets whizzing and the bombs exploding and the situation deteriorating, Bob Hinsley returned a text message.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard unit headed for Afghanistan 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:10 pm
  • WORCESTER, Massachusetts - Families and friends have given a formal send-off to a Massachusetts National Guard unit heading for Afghanistan to help prepare for the departure of U.S. troops.

  • AP Interview: Afghan candidate praises Karzai 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:05 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading Afghan presidential candidate praised Hamid Karzai for allowing the country's first democratic transition of power and said Thursday that he'll offer the longtime leader an advisory role if he wins this weekend's election.

  • Officials look into soldier's death in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:30 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died of a non-combat related accident in Afghanistan.

  • Afghans line up for last-minute voter registration 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:00 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghans lined up by the hundreds Tuesday up in a last-minute rush to register for voting cards, a sign that interest in national elections is high despite fears of violence.

  • Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:29 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai's greatest achievement.

  • AP Interview: Afghan candidate will respect vote 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the top three contenders in Afghanistan's presidential race said Thursday that he won't challenge the results even if he loses and suspects fraud, and he urged his opponents to do the same.