- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 2:26 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet park renamed for fallen soldier Updated: Aug-28-15 9:26 am
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - The first time Andrew Meari experienced freedom was going to the Mayfair neighborhood park at the corner of Ruth Fitzgerald and Joe Adler drives.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- US strikes southern Afghan district seized by Taliban Updated: Aug-27-15 4:50 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. forces have launched multiple airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- Air Force: 2 special ops troops killed in Afghan attack Updated: Aug-27-15 10:16 am
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special operations troops.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 2:29 pm
ATLANTA - Local officials say a former deputy sheriff from Georgia was among the victims of a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 1:25 pm
ATLANTA - A northwest Georgia sheriff's department says a former deputy sheriff died in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- 100 National Guardsmen returning from Afghanistan Updated: Aug-23-15 5:17 am
BALTIMORE - The Maryland National Guard is welcoming home about 100 citizen-soldiers from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.
- Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia Updated: Aug-22-15 3:02 pm
GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.
- Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.
- Ex-Air Force contract official avoids prison in ethics case Updated: Aug-21-15 11:31 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former U.S. Air Force contracting official in Afghanistan will avoid prison time for violating an ethics law.
- Gentle giant leads volunteers helping migrants in Hungary Updated: Aug-20-15 4:14 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - He's 6-foot-6, built like a heavyweight boxer and has tattoos all over his body. Baba Mujhse may sound like the type of guy most people would run away from - but hundreds of desperate migrants are instead running to him for help.
- Investigation: Bales showed signs of potential violence Updated: Aug-18-15 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A soldier convicted two years ago of one of the worst American atrocities of the war in Afghanistan had exhibited warning signs of unwarranted violent behavior, but none that indicated he was capable of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and burning some of their bodies, according to a military investigation report released Tuesday.
- EU border agency: Migrants hit new monthly record in July Updated: Aug-18-15 1:38 pm
BRUSSELS - U.N. and European border agency officials urged the European Union on Tuesday to step up measures to help thousands of people who have fled violence in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and are pouring into Greece and other EU countries in record numbers.
- Funeral held for Rhode Island soldier killed in Afghanistan Updated: Aug-17-15 8:50 pm
WARREN, Rhode Island - An Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan weeks after being honored at a July Fourth parade in his hometown was laid to rest on Monday.
- Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent Updated: Aug-17-15 7:52 pm
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia - Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years, using the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.
- Afghan police: German national kidnapped in Kabul Updated: Aug-17-15 5:40 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A German woman was kidnapped in Kabul on Monday by armed assailants, a senior Afghan police official said.
- Part of western Michigan highway dedicated to fallen sailor Updated: Aug-16-15 4:25 pm
KENTWOOD, Michigan - A stretch of western Michigan highway has been dedicated to a Navy SEAL killed four years ago in Afghanistan.
- Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm
ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
- Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war Updated: Aug-15-15 9:21 am
SAN DIEGO - "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.
- Al-Qaida leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief Updated: Aug-13-15 2:23 pm
- Afghan officials in Pakistan to discuss peace efforts Updated: Aug-13-15 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - A high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss security cooperation and peace efforts after Afghanistan's president said Pakistan was involved in a spate of devastating Taliban attacks that rocked Kabul last week, killing dozens of people.
- UN social media campaign showcases humanitarian activism Updated: Aug-12-15 10:07 am
UNITED NATIONS - Tennis star Maria Sharapova, British mogul Richard Branson and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai have signed up. So have actor Ashley Judd, Colombian singer Juanes and Brazilian football star Kaka.
- Joint Chiefs promotion prompts command change at Fort Bragg Updated: Aug-10-15 12:07 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - There's a new commander with a notable pedigree at the U.S. Army command that makes sure the right number of soldiers are trained and deployed to the world's hotspots.
- Commander of 3rd Infantry promoted to Pentagon Updated: Aug-09-15 6:43 am
FORT STEWART, Georgia - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division has been promoted to a new role in the Pentagon.