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  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:58 am
  • ISLAMABAD - Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:11 am
  • PERTH, Australia - He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:49 pm
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 16, 2014

  • 5 free things to do in Annapolis, Md. 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:05 am
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges - both the U.S. Naval Academy, and St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School. The city's historical ambience is a big draw, as well as its restaurants, shops and taverns. Some of the city's main attractions can be visited for free. The quaint downtown layout over a compact area is better suited for pedestrians than cars, making it ideal for a walking tour.

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 am
  • RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

  • Deepening of Jacksonville port gets approval 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:06 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan to deepen the port in Jacksonville.

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:19 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
  • GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

  • Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:14 am
  • BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest.

  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:49 am
  • LONDON - British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
  • PARIS - France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

  • Coast Guard officer accused of Wisconsin assault 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:22 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A U.S. Coast Guard officer will face a military hearing on allegations that he had abusive sexual contact with a female colleague while stationed in Milwaukee, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

  • First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:31 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

  • Coast Guard leader champions Connecticut museum 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - As commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert Papp Jr. has made it a priority to develop a national museum dedicated to the maritime service.

  • Royal Navy chief warns on Scottish independence 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:04 am
  • LONDON - The head of the Royal Navy says that Scottish independence would weaken Britain's sea forces.

  • Washington state auditor deployed to South Korea 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:05 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is in South Korea on a two-week military deployment.

  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:31 pm
  • An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:06 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.

  • Md. man pleads to no-show job at Pennsylvania base 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:52 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - A former civilian contractor who worked at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to helping the vice commander of a base near Pittsburgh receive extra pay in exchange for getting the civilian a no-show job at the Pennsylvania base.

  • Senegal to send Mali 250 more peacekeeping troops 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:58 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal plans to send more peacekeeping troops to neighboring Mali, where international forces are trying to restore stability after jihadi extremists took over the country's north.

  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

  • Ala. National Guard unit renamed to suit mission 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:29 am
  • DOTHAN, Alabama - An Alabama Air National Guard unit has a new name to fit its role supporting the military's special forces troops.

  • 2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:07 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.