- Afghan UN staff member killed in southern Afghanistan Updated: Oct-12-15 3:04 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A female U.N. worker was shot and killed on Monday while traveling to work in the city of Kandahar, an Afghan official said.
- Ex-soldier upset by no jail time recommendation for Bergdahl Updated: Oct-11-15 6:06 pm
HOUSTON - A former member of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon said Sunday he's angered by an Army officer's recommendation that Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan.
- NATO: Helicopter5 dead in non-hostile Kabul helicopter crash Updated: Oct-11-15 5:46 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A military helicopter crashed in a non-hostile incident Sunday at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities said.
- Giant sycamore tree to live on in craftsman's furniture Updated: Oct-10-15 12:24 pm
BOYCE, Virginia - Ron Light will bring new life to a 180-year-old sycamore tree that was chopped down last November at the corner of Braddock and Cecil streets in Winchester.
- US Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in shooting of teen Updated: Oct-09-15 5:39 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday.
- UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects Updated: Oct-09-15 4:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause "disagreement and hostility" as a peace deal tries to take hold.
- Poachers kill 4 in anti-poaching patrol in Congo park Updated: Oct-09-15 12:04 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Poachers killed three rangers and one Congolese military colonel who were part of a 10-man patrol that tracked the satellite collar of a killed elephant to a poachers' camp in a national park in Congo, the park's managers said Friday
- The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war Updated: Oct-09-15 9:16 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).
- UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission Updated: Oct-08-15 10:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year - which might be its final one.
- Mexican army head is unhappy with law enforcement role Updated: Oct-08-15 9:23 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's defense secretary said Thursday that the country's army isn't happy doing law enforcement duty, but has no other choice.
- China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim Updated: Oct-08-15 7:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed "serious concern" Thursday about a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's South China Sea territorial claims by sailing a Navy ship near one of its newly built artificial islands.
- UN rights official : Mexico must withdraw army from streets Updated: Oct-07-15 10:23 pm
MEXICO CITY - The United Nations' top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police.
- The Latest: US aircraft rerouted over Syria, avoids Russians Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
BEIRUT - The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).
- NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission Updated: Oct-07-15 3:05 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first operational mission overseas without the help of other U.S. air units.
- US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.
- Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 5:32 pm
BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.
- Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."
- Wyoming Guard to deactivate unit in budget cuts coming Updated: Oct-06-15 10:55 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming National Guard officials say a 183-person company will be deactivated as part of budget cuts decreasing the size of the Guard.
- Border Patrol parent agency issues custody standards Updated: Oct-05-15 7:48 pm
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency on Monday issued nationwide custody standards, a little more than a year after its jails were overwhelmed with Central American children fleeing to the United States.
- Missouri National Guard to add about 400 jobs in state Updated: Oct-05-15 7:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri National Guard is planning to add about 400 full- and part-time military police and transportation jobs across the state.
- What's in the defense bill for military and families? Updated: Oct-05-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are significant changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families.
- How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force Updated: Oct-05-15 8:36 am
GROTON, Connecticut - As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
- History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.
- The Latest: Moon condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing Updated: Oct-03-15 3:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):
- Somalia wants to liberate territory held by al-Shabab soon Updated: Oct-02-15 6:35 pm