- Jim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92 Updated: May-06-15 6:58 pm
DALLAS - As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.
- Yemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace Updated: May-06-15 4:31 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.
- Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war Updated: May-04-15 2:11 pm
JERUSALEM - An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers published accounts Monday from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.
- Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed Updated: May-04-15 1:01 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks in the south, has been killed.
- Remains of Marine killed in WWII to return to Illinois Updated: May-03-15 12:39 pm
WATSEKA, Illinois - The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometown cemetery - more than 70 years after he was killed on a tiny spit of land in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
- Memorial for military bomb techs adds 7 names from WW II Updated: May-03-15 11:26 am
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida - The names of seven military bomb technicians who died in World War II are now part of a memorial wall at Eglin Air Force Base.
- SC vet group takes name of 1st female pilot killed in Iraq Updated: May-02-15 4:07 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - A South Carolina veterans group is adopting the name of Capt. Kimberly Hampton, the first female pilot killed in combat in Iraq.
- Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen Updated: May-01-15 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland.
- NY soldier killed in Afghanistan gets posthumous Bronze Star Updated: Apr-30-15 3:06 am
FORT DRUM, New York - A Fort Drum soldier from upstate New York is being awarded a posthumous medal for bravery nearly a year to the day that he died from wounds suffered in an attack in Afghanistan.
- Air Force pilot laid to rest at Arlington cemetery Updated: Apr-28-15 7:07 am
ALBANY, Georgia - A Georgia Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery almost 50 years after he was killed in Vietnam.
- UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters Updated: Apr-27-15 3:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.
- SW Pennsylvania road renamed for soldier killed in Iraq Updated: Apr-27-15 9:22 am
CONFLUENCE, Pennsylvania - A rural road has been renamed for a southwestern Pennsylvania soldier killed in Iraq 10 years ago.
- Cross-country search turns up photo of fallen Iowa soldier Updated: Apr-24-15 1:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Cross-country efforts to track down a photo of an Iowa soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War have turned up an image of the man when he was 14 years old.
- Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes' Updated: Apr-24-15 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.
- W.Va. war dead in Iraq, Afghanistan to be honored with trees Updated: Apr-24-15 6:58 am
FAIRMONT, West Virginia - A Fairmont farm will plant 38 trees Saturday representing the West Virginians who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001.
- Afghan museum seeks to remember anti-Soviet war Updated: Apr-23-15 2:20 am
HERAT, Afghanistan - The Jihad Museum in the Afghan city of Herat sits in a hillside garden, surrounded by blooming rose bushes and the detritus of the war against the Soviet Union - a war that claimed thousands of lives in this city alone.
- Air Force war veteran sentenced to prison in son's death Updated: Apr-21-15 7:44 pm
LAS VEGAS - Tears flowed as a 32-year-old Air Force sergeant who had been treated for post-traumatic stress was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison for the death of his infant son.
- Funeral held for Massachusetts soldier killed in Afghanistan Updated: Apr-20-15 5:28 pm
NORTHBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Family, friends and dignitaries have honored a 22-year-old Army medic from Massachusetts who was killed in Afghanistan two weeks ago.
- Williston man who died while kayaking was decorated soldier Updated: Apr-20-15 7:14 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston man who died while kayaking on Lake Sakakawea was a decorated soldier who served two tours in Iraq.
- Funeral is Monday for Fort Campbell soldier Updated: Apr-20-15 5:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's governor has asked state offices to honor a slain Fort Campbell soldier by lowering flags on the day of his funeral service.
- Tree planting to honor 37 fallen W.Va. military members Updated: Apr-20-15 2:05 am
FAIRMONT, West Virginia - A memorial garden is planned in Fairmont to honor 37 West Virginian military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Colombia resumes air raids on rebels after 11 troops killed Updated: Apr-15-15 9:31 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's president on Wednesday ordered the resumption of air raids on rebel camps after an attack by leftist guerrillas killed 11 soldiers and wounded 19, jeopardizing progress in two-year-old peace talks.
- Flint performance honors fallen soldiers through music Updated: Apr-15-15 7:02 am
FLINT, Michigan - The Flint Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the season is honoring fallen soldiers and their families through the music chosen for the performance.
- Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal Updated: Apr-14-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.
- Chadron post office to be named for soldier killed in Iraq Updated: Apr-13-15 10:09 am
CHADRON, Nebraska - A formal ceremony has been scheduled to mark the naming of the Chadron post office after a soldier killed in Iraq more than 11 years ago.