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AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Successful drone trial delivers supplies to Ocracoke Island

Jul. 24, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina transportation officials say successful drone flights this week to Ocracoke have them hopeful that it may soon get easier to deliver vital supplies to the remote Outer Banks island amid bad weather. The North Carolina Department of...

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

Militia officials: US drone destroys militia truck in Syria

Jul. 18, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any casualties, two Iraqi militia officials said. The attack came amid increasing tensions in the region between the U.S....

Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House

Jul. 16, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White House said Friday. The meeting set for July 26 comes at a pivotal point in the U.S.-Iraq relationship, and amid growing concerns about more frequent...

Hundreds search for jogger missing in Northern California

Jul. 13, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers and officials using drones, aircraft, and off-road vehicles searched Tuesday for a man who went for a run in the San Francisco Bay Area and didn't return home. Philip Kreycik, 37, left his Berkeley home Saturday morning and...

Notable sedition, treason cases in American history

Jul. 13, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election, many described their actions as seditious or even treasonous. Some scholars say key figures in the attacks would qualify for...

Keeping up attacks, some Iraq militias challenge patron Iran

Jul. 09, 2021 06:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force commander brought one main directive for Iraqi militia faction leaders long beholden to Tehran, when he gathered with them in Baghdad last month: Maintain calm, until after nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. ...

US envoy warns China 'looking at' new nuclear technologies

Jul. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A U.S. diplomat focusing on disarmament said Thursday that China is "looking at" developing naval and aerial autonomous nuclear weapons systems, warning any such development could disrupt strategic stability. Ambassador Robert Wood, the U.S. envoy to the...