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Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

Dec. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher’s ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself — talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox News. And it just may have worked....

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...

Eggs, protests, apathy mar Algeria’s presidential campaign

Dec. 1, 2019 7:04 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a...

Only 24/7 Army day care in the US watches over military kids

Dec. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There are eight tiny beds at Fort Jackson, far too small for any war fighter. They aren't meant for soldiers, recruits or staff. Above each headboard is a slate with a child's name on it. There is a baby blue cubbyhole that holds an Avengers backpack and at the foot of the bed is a...

Meeting scheduled to detail plans to clean up mud flats

Nov. 30, 2019 11:48 AM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to hold a public meeting on its plans to clean up about 50 acres of mud flats along the Housatonic River on the site of the Stratford Army Engine Plant. The New Haven Register reports that the meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Dec. 10 at...

Afghan official: Roadside blast kills senior army commander

Nov. 30, 2019 5:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed two security personnel, including a senior border commander. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Saturday that the blast in the Marjah district wounded two other security...

Pakistan court OKs new 6-month term for army chief

Nov. 28, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday extended the army chief’s term for six months, ending days of legal tension with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. That’s still less than the three-year extension Khan originally wanted to keep the army chief at his post. But...

Remains of Ohio WWII pilot coming home 75 years later

Nov. 27, 2019 3:56 PM EST

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot from Ohio were identified 75 years after his plane was shot down over Germany, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Steve Nagy will be buried in his hometown of Lorain at a date yet to be determined, according...

Pakistan court delays ruling on army chief’s retirement

Nov. 27, 2019 9:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court is giving government lawyers an extra day to argue their case in favor of extending the powerful army chief’s term. Wednesday’s decision adjourns the case until the following day. The government will use that time to fix what the court says are...

Pakistan court may force army chief to retire early

Nov. 26, 2019 11:42 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court took a first step Tuesday toward blocking the extension of the army chief’s term, an unprecedented move that deals a blow to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan, who is believed to enjoy the support of Pakistan’s military, had hoped to keep Gen. Qamar...