- New commander takes over as leader of US Army in the Pacific Updated: May-04-16 9:35 pm
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Gen. Robert B. Brown on Wednesday formally took over as the new leader of Army soldiers in the Pacific, succeeding Gen. Vincent Brooks who has assumed command of U.S. Forces Korea.
- Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town Updated: May-04-16 9:30 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
- The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party Updated: May-04-16 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
- Army says troops lost their way, went off cliff Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm
DENVER - An Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five, according to a newly released investigative report.
- Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS Updated: May-04-16 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
- Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.
- The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania Updated: May-04-16 3:05 pm
BRUSSELS - The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):
- Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team Updated: May-04-16 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON - A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: May-04-16 11:12 am
The Montana Standard, May 1, on the impact of a new state park:
- Malta's premier visits Libya to discuss migration, security Updated: May-04-16 9:55 am
VALLETTA, Malta - Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N.-brokered agreement, meeting the Libyan prime minister-designate at a naval base near Tripoli's international airport.
- People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea Updated: May-04-16 9:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday.
- Report: Hundreds of dermatology appointments canceled at VA Updated: May-04-16 9:04 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - A new federal report finds that while hundreds of dermatology appointments and consults were canceled at the Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center, they were not canceled at the direction of the local VA leadership.
- Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State Updated: May-04-16 8:36 am
STUTTGART, Germany - An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.
- China military tries musical approach to image building Updated: May-04-16 8:00 am
BEIJING - China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice.
- Russia to boost troops levels along borders to counter NATO Updated: May-04-16 7:31 am
MOSCOW - Russia says it will form new military divisions to be stationed along the country's borders with Europe to counter a planned NATO buildup.
- Swiss defense chief says hackers targeted his ministry Updated: May-04-16 7:10 am
BERLIN - Switzerland's defense minister says his department was targeted by hackers in January and is indicating that the motive was industrial espionage.
- Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban Updated: May-04-16 5:51 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army chief signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers, an army statement said.
- Ireland Army Hospital limiting new surgeries starting June 1 Updated: May-04-16 5:19 am
FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox says it will begin limiting new surgery cases starting next month.
- Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art Updated: May-04-16 2:56 am
UNITED NATIONS - Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons "instantly create a universal message of peace."
- 'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruits Updated: May-04-16 2:15 am
BEIJING - China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.
- Man dies in house fire in Sheridan, 1 taken to hospital Updated: May-03-16 11:27 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Authorities say a 28-year-old man died in a house fire in Sheridan, and another person was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation.
- US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war Updated: May-03-16 10:48 pm
STUTTGART, Germany - The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.
- Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm
MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.
- Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
- Former VA police officer accused of molesting Kansas girls Updated: May-03-16 7:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former police officer for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, is accused of sexually abusing two girls in Kansas.