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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers hone their long-distance marksmanship skills as they train at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The soldiers are members of the Army's new Security Force Assistance Brigade. The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of it's new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

New Army training team heads to Africa

Feb. 24, 2020 1:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent. The decision to send a couple hundred soldiers from the 1st...

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, wave as they walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One during their departure, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump express optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

Feb. 23, 2020 1:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he’s ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America's longest war. “Time to come home,” he said. “They want to stop. You know, they've been fighting a long time. They're tough...

Hiker rescued after crawling 8 hours for cell service

Feb. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — An injured hiker in Washington state was airlifted to safety over the weekend after crawling through the forest for eight hours to get cell phone service, a TV station reported Sunday, The hiker was rescued near Olympic National Park around 4 a.m. on Saturday after he fractured...

Hell Creek Marina owners Clint and Deb Thomas are battling to save their livelihood on Fort Peck Reservoir. The couple face several state and federal violations that could jeopardize their lease if not resolved. A minimum of $4 million should be raised to invest in much-needed improvements to Hell Creek State Park in order to make it a “genuine destination park” on Fort Peck Reservoir.
That’s the recommendation of Tom Towe, a Billings attorney who was appointed as a special liaison to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Martha Williams,the Billings Gazette reported. (Brett French/The Billings Gazette via AP)

Montana, Hell Creek marina owners tangled in disputes

Feb. 23, 2020 10:48 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In 2021 Montana State Parks’ free lease of 337 acres at Hell Creek on Fort Peck Reservoir expires. Between now and then the state is planning to negotiate a new 20-year lease with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Hell Creek Marina and adjoining state park create a...

A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange wears a mask and chains outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

Feb. 23, 2020 9:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents. A judge at Woolwich Crown Court will begin hearing arguments from...

REMOVES REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF VIRAL INFECTIONS - Visitors wearing face masks walk near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.  South Korea's Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip says the outbreak has entered a serious new phase but expressed cautious optimism that it can be contained to the region surrounding Daegu, where the first case was reported on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

Feb. 22, 2020 7:57 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world...

Authorities: Boat crash kills 1, injures 1 in Florida Keys

Feb. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man out fishing with another man in the Florida Keys died when a boat on auto-pilot ran into their anchored vessel, authorities said Saturday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release that the other man who operated the anchored...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia.   The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence

Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process

Feb. 22, 2020 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls. What if one militant with a suicide vest kills dozens in a Kabul market? Or, if a U.S. airstrike...

Corps closes Missouri River levee break near Rock Port

Feb. 22, 2020 12:05 PM EST

ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP) — Work crews have closed the final breach of a Missouri River levee in the far northwest corner of Missouri that broke open during massive flooding last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District said in a news release. The break just southwest of Rock Port was one of...

Vermont National Guard group headed to Europe for training

Feb. 22, 2020 12:02 PM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Some members of the Vermont National Guard are headed to North Macedonia Saturday to support medical natural disaster training in the Balkans of Europe. The soldiers are assisting in developing two potential natural disaster scenarios, with their focus on planning and logistical...