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AP sources: Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

May. 23, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear if the...

'American Taliban' Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

May. 23, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. John Walker Lindh, 38, was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the federal Bureau of...

India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty....

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House

May. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules. The ruling against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is likely to increase political tensions in...

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

May. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in...

'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless

May. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

OUISTREHAM, France (AP) — There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded. He and his comrades in an elite French unit were among the first waves of Allied troops to storm the heavily defended beaches of...

India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed...

Syria officials: Power station bombed by insurgents repaired

May. 23, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials say a power station close to the rebels' last stronghold in the country's northwest has been repaired after insurgents bombed the facility the night before, kicking it off line. Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutly said on Thursday that al-Zara...

2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait, draw China protest

May. 23, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in an apparent show of support for the government of the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own. Taiwan's defense ministry said in a statement the ships passed through from south to north on Wednesday without incident,...

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

May. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers. The extraordinary comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first time he's...