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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

Nov. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the strikes killed at least 23 people, including 15...

The Latest: Monitor says death toll at 23 in Israel strikes

Nov. 20, 2019 9:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A war monitoring group says the death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Syria has risen to 23, including 15 non-Syrians, some of them Iranians. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the...

Trump says he went through ‘very routine physical’

Nov. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he went through a “very routine physical” when he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend. The president complained that first lady Melania Trump and some of his staff members expressed concern about his...

Military dedicates new headquarters for nuclear control unit

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The new, $1.3 billion headquarters for the command unit that controls the nation’s nuclear-armed forces has been dedicated at an Air Force Base south of Omaha. Officers and enlisted men joined civilian dignitaries for ceremonies Monday at Offutt Air Force Base. The...

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

Nov. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny St. Francis Satyr butterfly flits among the...

Doctor says Trump’s trip to Walter Reed was ‘routine’

Nov. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s physician says the president’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was “for a routine, planned interim checkup.” Navy Cdr. Sean Conley, physician to the president, says Trump “has not had any chest...

Trump’s weekend hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions...

Grenades target military center, wound 5 in Afghan capital

Nov. 18, 2019 1:15 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attackers threw a pair of grenades at the gate of a military training center in Kabul on Monday, wounding at least four Afghan soldiers and a civilian, an official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi initially said the back-to-back explosions were caused by suicide...

North Korea’s Kim attends military air show, lauds pilots

Nov. 15, 2019 8:28 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un attended a flight demonstration of military aircraft at an airfield on the country’s eastern coast where he instructed combat pilots to acquire “great idea and tactics” against enemies “armed to the...

11 sailors suffered minor injuries in fire on USS Iwo Jima

Nov. 15, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says 11 sailors suffered minor injuries when fire broke out Friday on the USS Iwo Jima, now docked at the Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville. In a news release, the Navy said sailors on the amphibious assault ship reported smoke early Friday in a cargo hold. The...