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The Latest: Trump says Lindh will be watched closely

May. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on John Walker Lindh's release from prison (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. will closely monitor John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban, after his release earlier Thursday from federal prison. Trump says Lindh...

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

May. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

May. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy...

Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

May. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the military. Johnson unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme Tuesday with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No....

Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

May. 13, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. Maxwell died Saturday in Bend, The Bulletin...

Pakistan hotel cleared after deadly insurgent attack kills 5

May. 12, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An insurgent attack at a luxury hotel on Pakistan's southwestern coast killed five people, including a special forces soldier, a hotel security guard and three staff members, the country's military said Sunday after concluding a painstaking operation to clear the hotel and defuse...

Afghan official says female journalist shot dead in capital

May. 11, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an adviser to the country's parliament in the capital Kabul on Saturday, an Afghan official said. In eastern Ghazni province, at least seven children were killed when a roadside bomb exploded, according to a provincial official. Nasrat Rahimi, a...

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

May. 10, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli gunfire killed one Palestinian at a weekly demonstration along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, in the first escalation after a cease-fire deal ended a bloody bout of fighting and saw Israel reopening the fishing zone off the Gaza coast. Last...

Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

May. 8, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. The museum in Poland learned about...

Taliban attack aid group office in Afghan capital, kills 5

May. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters attacked the offices of a U.S.-based aid organization in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion and battling security forces in an assault that lasted more than six hours and killed at least five people, the Interior Ministry said. Dozens of...