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Marijuana found at North Dakota nuclear launch facility

Oct. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Marijuana was found at a Minot Air Force Base nuclear missile facility in central North Dakota, the military reported Wednesday. The undisclosed amount was found Oct. 9 at a missile alert facility, Air Force Sgt. Benjamin Smith said. The drug was discovered above ground and not near...

Lebanon protests receive backing from religious leaders

Oct. 23, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Anti-government rallies received major support Wednesday from the country's Christian and Muslim leaders who described the weeklong protests as "a historic and exceptional popular uprising" against corruption and mismanagement and appealed to the government to meet the demands of the people....

Soldier charged in fatal West Point crash quiet at hearing

Oct. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier charged in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet kept quiet Wednesday during a preliminary hearing to help determine whether she will face trial by a court-martial. Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong declined to make a statement in her defense during a short...

Albania says it's discovered an Iranian paramilitary network

Oct. 23, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police said on Wednesday they have discovered an Iranian paramilitary network that allegedly planned attacks in Albania against exiled members of an Iranian group seeking to overthrow the government in Tehran. Police chief Ardi Veliu said the foreign wing of Iran's...

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

Oct. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden's family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the...

The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

Oct. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire....

US diplomat in Ukraine text messages to testify to Congress

Oct. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

Oct. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto struggled to hold back tears...

Library removes Sikh memorial after criticism from India

Oct. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut library has removed a memorial to Sikhs killed in India 35 years ago after a protest telephone call from the Indian Consulate in New York. The memorial, which was put up in June, included a plaque, flags and a portrait of a Sikh separatist movement leader, Sant Jarnail...

After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school's swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative expulsions followed the school dropping criminal charges. It was the first hazing case involving...