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AP WAS THERE: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution sweeps nation

Feb. 11, 2019 1:48 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 11, 1979, after days of running street battles and uncertainty, Iran's military stood down and allowed the Islamic Revolution to sweep across the country. The caretaker government left behind by the cancer-stricken Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who weeks earlier left the nation, quickly...

El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war

Feb. 3, 2019 11:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers. The juxtaposition underscored a recurring...

Former Marine general quits post as envoy on Qatar dispute

Jan. 8, 2019 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department spokesman says a retired Marine general has quit his post as an envoy seeking to resolve a dispute with Qatar. Spokesman Robert Palladino said Tuesday that the Trump administration will continue to pursue the work of Anthony Zinni, a former commander of U.S. Central...

The Latest: Marines provide details of Whelan court-martial

Jan. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the American man being held in Moscow on alleged spying charges (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The Marine Corps is providing details on the court-martial of an American man who has been detained by Russia on spying charges. U.S. military records released shortly after his arrest...

The Latest: Access for US officials to Moscow-held American

Jan. 2, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. officials are seeking answers about Moscow's arrest of a Michigan man on spying charges, and now the Russian government says it's allowed Paul Whelan to have access to...

Women changing makeup of military, and perhaps its politics

Dec. 31, 2018 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections approached, she...

Kids who assault on US bases can still escape accountability

Dec. 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST

Despite new rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members, the federal government failed to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile abusers escape accountability or treatment. New records obtained by The Associated Press underscore how few child-on-child sex...

Military women, female veterans are shifting away from GOP

Dec. 29, 2018 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections approached, she...