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  • Border Patrol agent shot, killed on duty in Ariz.

    NACO, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 …


  • White House widening covert war in North Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador …


  • US begins flying home deported Mexicans

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people …


  • Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Ariz

    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 …


  • Homeland Security says Border Patrol agent killed

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol. The …


  • US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • Border Patrol agent shoots, kills woman in Calif.

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car …


  • US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army brigadier general who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having …


  • Army ‘stand down’ focuses day on suicide training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a service-wide “stand down,” the Army has ordered soldiers to put aside their usual duties Thursday and spend the day on suicide prevention training as the …


  • 2 Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Marine non-commissioned officers will be court-martialed for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties, …


  • US to reinstate New Zealand military ship visits

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. …


  • Republicans, IG take Justice Dept. to task

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department’s inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that allowed hundreds of …


  • Navy: Affair caused Conn. sub boss to fake death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Navy submarine commander has been found in violation of the military’s criminal code for having an affair with a woman and faking his own …


  • As US troop ‘surge’ ends, setbacks are piling up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways …


  • Study: Military drinking ‘culture’ now a ‘crisis’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of …


  • Panetta to meet with China leaders, tour navy base

    BEIJING (AP) — A day after the U.S. forged an agreement to put a second missile defense radar system in Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in China, …


  • Insider attacks on US troops concern Panetta

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, …


  • Tough words from general on Afghan insider attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a “very serious threat” to the war effort, which …


  • UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even …


  • Marines sent to Yemen to boost embassy security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen’s capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film critical of Islam, …


  • US official: Marine team sent to Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press …


  • Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force. Instead, the 50 Marines …


  • In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, President Barack Obama touted his administration’s military accomplishments on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …


  • Panetta hints punishment for bin Laden book author

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting that a retired Navy SEAL be punished for writing a book giving an insider’s account of the U.S. raid that killed …


  • Panetta raps book by former SEAL on bin Laden hit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is assailing publication of a book about the raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, saying the account by a former Navy …


  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • Obama, Romney open the homestretch

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” for calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the …


  • SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden’s death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind …

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