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Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protests

Oct. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.  Under the agreement announced just before 10...

Big changes to grueling Special Forces course draw scrutiny

Oct. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. (AP) — Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It's after midnight and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to find his way. The overnight land navigation test is just one hurdle in the grueling, monthslong course to...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

Oct. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices. By Saturday night, soldiers had retaken control of the park and streets leading to the National...

Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

Oct. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria as casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000....

The Latest: Pentagon says US troops came under Turkish fire

Oct. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria in a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters there (all times local): 3 a.m. The Pentagon says U.S. troops in Syria came under artillery fire from the Turks on Friday, in an area where Turkey knows Americans are present. Navy...

Thai army chief rants at critics, warns of Hong Kong unrest

Oct. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's powerful army chief declared Friday that the country's government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians, academics and other intellectuals may "manipulate" young people to stage protests like those in Hong Kong. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong in a prepared speech...

You're gonna need a bigger boat? UMaine has printer for that

Oct. 10, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy. The university unveiled the 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat that was printed at the university's Advanced Structures & Composite Center. It's one example of how the...

Sri Lanka governing party candidate stresses security

Oct. 10, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka's governing party said Thursday he will put a former army chief in charge of national security if he wins, an apparent move to counter front-runner Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose campaign centers on security following last Easter's deadly...

US, Turkey conduct northeast Syria patrol amid new concerns

Oct. 4, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition and Turkey conducted Friday their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria amid renewed concerns the plan designed to defuse tensions between Washington's two allies — Ankara and the Syrian Kurds— may not be enough. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar...

The Latest: Army investigating after training jump injuries

Oct. 3, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on an Army training parachute accident (all times local): 5 p.m. The Army is investigating a night parachute training accident that injured 32 soldiers, four of them seriously enough to need hospitalization. Col. Christopher Landers is commander of the 4th Brigade...