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US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation....

4 accidents, 2 deadly, raise questions about Navy operations
BANGKOK (AP) -- One major U.S. Navy collision may be an accident. Twice in two months could be a coincidence. Or it could point to a bigger failing in how the U.S. navigates its warships around the world....

3 children pulled from rubble on quake-hit Italian island
MILAN (AP) -- Italian firefighters working through the night, sometimes digging by hand, freed a 7-month-old baby Tuesday and then his two older brothers from the rubble of their home that collapsed when a 4.0-magnitude quake struck the resort island of Ischia during the height of tourist season....

Moroccans shaken by links to extremist attacks in Europe
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco has long considered itself a haven of stability in a volatile region and a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremism, but in recent months, it has found itself shaken by carnage in Europe blamed on Moroccans who moved abroad....

Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are 'on the run'
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number....

Analysis: Trump promises victory, but his plan is murky
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war....

AP Explains: How Pakistan fits into Trump's Afghan plans
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- In announcing his strategy for Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at neighboring Pakistan, an ostensible U.S. ally, ordering it to stop giving sanctuary to "agents of chaos, violence and terror."...

Barcelona suspect says he thought vans were for house move
MADRID (AP) -- A suspect told a Spanish court Tuesday that he had rented the vans used in in last week's attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils but thought they were going to be used for a house move, a person who attended the hearing said....

The Latest: Spain suspect says imam planned to self-immolate
MADRID (AP) -- The Latest on news relating to the Spanish attacks (all times local):...

Analysts say Trump's warning to Pakistan could backfire
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- President Donald Trump's warning to Pakistan to put an "immediate" end to harboring militants operating in Afghanistan didn't spell out the consequences of defiance or suggest a new strategy to get it to yield to longstanding U.S. demands, analysts said Tuesday....

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