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Attacks ahead of elections kill 7 more people in Afghanistan

Sep. 16, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militant attacks and more violence killed at least seven people across Afghanistan as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month, Afghan officials said Monday. At least five civilians, including women and children, were killed when their vehicle struck a...

Yemeni officials say rebel shelling kills 13 civilians

Sep. 14, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say shelling by Houthi rebels has killed at least 13 civilians including women and children in the provinces of Hodeida and Taiz. The officials said Saturday the attacks killed at least 11 people, including six from one family, south of the Red Sea city of...

Afghans fear Trump's Taliban move means more civilians die

Sep. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The sound of the blast ripped through Kabul, in an instant wrenching the Afghan capital's attention from a nationally televised interview in which a United States envoy revealed the first details of a deal to end America's longest war. Last week's Taliban car bomb targeted a...

Idaho governor orders half-staff flags for fallen soldier

Sep. 10, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little has ordered all U.S. and state flags in Idaho to be flown at half-staff Saturday in honor of a fallen Green Beret killed during combat in Afghanistan. Little says 31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard died Aug. 29 from wounds received in Zabul Province. Ard...

The Latest: 31 killed in Iraq during Ashoura procession

Sep. 10, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Ashoura holiday (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Iraq's state-run TV channel, citing Iraq's Health Ministry, says the death toll from a stampede in the Shiite holy city of Karbala has climbed to 31. Another 100 people were injured in the incident which security officials told...

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

Sep. 10, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. Trump's remark to reporters at the White House suggested he...

The Latest: Trump says peace talks with Taliban are dead

Sep. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10 p.m. A potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, and President Donald Trump says that as far as he's concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead. A secret meeting had been...

Rhode Island gets $17M to fight opioid addiction, overdoses

Sep. 8, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded $17.1 million in federal funding to combat opioid addiction and overdose deaths. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, announced grants totaling $17.1 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S....

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

Sep. 7, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent group....

Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Kabul car bombing

Sep. 6, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified the U.S. soldier who was killed Thursday by a car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed in action when the explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Ortiz...