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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Ryan Vickers stands for a photo to display his new service tapes after taking his oath of office to transfer from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)

US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert

Sep. 21, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. The force, pushed by President Donald Trump,...

Pro-democracy protesters wave a flag and hold up lights during a protest at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Saturday for a rally to support the student-led protest movement's demands for new elections and reform of the monarchy. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Thai protesters' rally pushes demands for democratic reforms

Sep. 19, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy. A fiery late-night speech with harsh criticisms of the royal...

Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

Sep. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.” Protesters had fought guardsmen and taken over a dam that is releasing water to pay...

School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials said. Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he addresses a women's forum in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. President Alexander Lukashenko's decision to close the borders with Poland and Lithuania underlines his repeated claim that the massive wave of protests is driven by the West and comes amid increasing criticism from the United States and the European Union. (TUT.by via AP)

Belarus borders remain open despite leader's closure threat

Sep. 18, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu pose for a selfie with U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, right, during a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. China's military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Monday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China. (Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP)

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visit

Sep. 18, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Friday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the...

Today in History

Sep. 18, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2020. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of federal commissioners charged with returning escaped slaves to their owners. On this...

Fort Hood says shooting reports were false; soldier arrested

Sep. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier at Fort Hood was taken into custody for threatening his leadership, officials at the U.S. Army base in Texas said Thursday following what they described as false reports on social media of an active shooter. “Again, no shots have been fired and an active shooter...

A Kashmiri man shouts freedom slogans as a police officer looks from a distance after a gun battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of militants in a Srinagar neighborhood, Pankaj Singh, an Indian paramilitary spokesman, said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Woman, 3 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

Sep. 17, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three suspected rebels and a 45-year-old woman were killed Thursday during a gunbattle between government forces and anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the region's main city. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a mask to curb the spread of COVID-19, hands a pen to Health Minister Gen. Eduardo Pazuelo, left, at Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. After almost four months overseeing the COVID-19 response as interim health minister, Gen. Eduardo Pazuello will finally be made a full minister. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil general named health minister after months as interim

Sep. 16, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Gen. Eduardo Pazuello on Wednesday became Brazil’s third health minister during the coronavirus pandemic, after nearly four months holding the position on an interim basis and almost 120,000 COVID-19 deaths during that time. Pazuello, a logistics expert with no prior health...