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Retired Nevada Guard general and ex-Reid aide, dead at 64

Sep. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Robert T. Herbert, a retired Nevada Army National Guard major general and a former longtime aide to ex-U.S. Sen. Harry Reid died Friday, the guard announced . He was 64. The guard's statement Saturday did not specify circumstances of Herbert's...

Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban

Sep. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said...

More than 70 Connecticut National Guard members return home

Sep. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard were honored Saturday for their service after completing nearly one-year tours of duty. A welcome home ceremony was held for members of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group and...

Texas border crossing where migrants made camp to reopen

Sep. 25, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The Texas border crossing where thousands of Haitian migrants converged in recent weeks will be partially reopened late Saturday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. Federal and local officials said no migrants remained at the...

Kim's sister: NKorea willing to talk if Seoul shows respect

Sep. 25, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday that her country will take steps to repair ties with South Korea, and may even discuss another summit between their leaders, if the South drops what she described as hostility and double...

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Security troops kill 6 separatists in raid in SW Pakistan

Sep. 25, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces overnight killed six militants of a separatist group in a raid at their hideout in the mountains of southwestern Baluchistan province, the military said Saturday. Counterterrorism police arrested three others from the...

Retired B-1 bombers sent to boneyard at air base in Arizona

Sep. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Over a dozen B-1 bombers decommissioned by the Air Force have been flown to a so-called boneyard in Arizona. The last of the 13 bombers destined for storage or disposal at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson arrived Thursday after being flown...

New Mexico governor tours refugee center, talks business

Sep. 24, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited southern New Mexico on Friday to talk with fellow elected Democratic leaders and business groups about economic development and to tour a military base near the U.S.-Mexico border where Afghan refugees are being housed. ...