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  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 9:39 A.M.

    Obama: Historic Myanmar visit is sign of progress

    BANGKOK (AP) — On the eve of his landmark trip to Myanmar, President Barack Obama tried to assure critics that his visit was not a premature reward for a long-isolated …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 6:55 A.M.

    Obama warns against ‘ramping up’ in Gaza crisis

    BANGKOK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday an incursion by Israel’s forces into the Gaza Strip could only deepen its death toll, cautioning against an escalation even as he …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 9:43 A.M.

    White House: Israel has right to defend itself

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House on Saturday defended Israel’s right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    War-time instinct takes over in Texas train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float carrying his fellow war veterans, Sudip Bose went to work. A front-line physician …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 12:14 A.M.

    Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:53 P.M.

    Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:43 P.M.

    NYC man sentenced to life in subway terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man, after reciting verses from the Quran rather than expressing remorse, was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a foiled 2009 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of conspiring to form a three-man terror cell with two …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:32 P.M.

    NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of plotting to attack the subways as a suicide bomber …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    US condemns barrage of rocket fire from Gaza

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life. Spokesman Jay Carney says …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 2:24 A.M.

    FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was seen as a hero

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in investigating a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 5:56 P.M.

    Obama talks with Israel, Egypt on Gaza attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night about rocket attacks being launched from Gaza into Israel and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 3:43 P.M.

    Author barred from Atlanta Jewish book festival

    ATLANTA (AP) — An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival will instead speak at a sold-out …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 1:01 P.M.

    The curse of commanding the Afghan war

    A look at what went wrong for the four U.S. generals who have led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan since 2008: Gen. David McKiernan, June 2008 to June 2009


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:30 P.M.

    A look at US generals in Afghan war

    A look at what went wrong for the four U.S. generals who have led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan since 2008: Gen. David McKiernan, June 2008 to June 2009


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 7:45 A.M.

    Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Afghan killings case testing military system

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    Rocket fire from Gaza intensifies

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants launched 10 rockets into southern Israel by midday Monday, including one that struck the yard of a house, the military said. The barrage ramps up …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 12:21 A.M.

    Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 10:14 P.M.

    Rocket hits Israeli yard after overnight lull

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip has struck the yard of a house in southern Israel following an overnight lull in cross-border exchanges of fire. Police …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 11:25 A.M.

    VETERANS DAY GALLERY: Images of US troops at war

    There are very few bonds in life stronger than among those who have served in the Armed Forces — soldiers, sailors and others who volunteered out of a sense of …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 10:25 P.M.

    Girl: She hid behind dad during Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Little Robina took her seat wearing a deep-red head covering and a nervous smile, ready to tell her story. She giggled as any 7-year-old …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 9:11 P.M.

    Man says he found mom’s body after Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 3:13 A.M.

    Victims testify about details of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 10:34 P.M.

    Relative of victims recounts details of massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A relative of some of the victims killed in a massacre in southern Afghanistan last March testified at a hearing for the U.S. soldier …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 9:49 P.M.

    Guards testify about night of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Afghan National Army guards testified via a live video stream from Afghanistan, recounting what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 10:50 A.M.

    Pentagon timeline shows military response to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 8:27 A.M.

    AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 2:01 A.M.

    Victims to testify in Afghan massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Afghan National Army guard who reported seeing a U.S. soldier outside a remote base the night 16 civilians were massacred in March said …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Expert: 4 people’s blood on Afghan spree suspect

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the …


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