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Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Sep. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. ...

Omaha Marine recalled as hero who died while helping others

Sep. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. The Rev. Suzanne Howe recalled Bible scripture in describing the actions of Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, who was one of...

UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women" and upholds human rights. ...

More than 6,000 Afghan evacuees being housed at Indiana base

Sep. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,000 Afghan refugees are being housed at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base and preparing for permanent resettlement, two weeks after the first wave of evacuees arrived. After the first group...

US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Qatar Airways flight on Friday took more Americans out of Afghanistan, according to Washington's peace envoy, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the frantic U.S. troop pullout from the country. The...

Europe's Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security

Sep. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged late Friday to expand cooperation in the fight against climate change and to back common security and defense initiatives in the European Union. The meetings in Athens were held in the...

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” The...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Dozens of Afghan refugees will resettle in North Dakota

Sep. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will...

3 babies recently born to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy

Sep. 17, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — There's new life at the Fort McCoy military base in western Wisconsin where more than 12,000 Afghan refugees are staying. Three babies have been born to Afghan evacuees in recent days, according to Fort McCoy spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips. ...