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Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

Jul. 22, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency of protecting those on-the-ground allies from Taliban retaliation as the U.S. military withdrawal enters its final weeks. ...

Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Jul. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call offering a solution. ...

Afghans who helped US being evacuated to Virginia Army base

Jul. 19, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will be evacuated to a military base in Virginia along with their families pending approval of their visas, the Biden administration said Monday as the administration rapidly moves to complete the withdrawal of U.S....

UN envoy: `Spoilers' are trying to obstruct Libyan elections

Jul. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya accused “spoilers” on Thursday of trying to obstruct the holding of crucial elections in December to unify the divided North African nation, and the Security Council warned that any individual or group undermining the electoral...

Indian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss border standoff

Jul. 14, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The foreign ministers of India and China met in Tajikistan on Wednesday with New Delhi stressing that a military standoff along a mountainous border area was profoundly disturbing their ties, and warning that any unilateral change in the status quo by Beijing was...

'I was in tears': South Africans take stand against rioting

Jul. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Surveying the uneasy standoff between South African soldiers and huddles of young men faced off Wednesday across the rubble-strewn street in front of Soweto’s Maponya mall, Katlego Motati shook her head sadly. “I’m standing here against...

National Guard command sergeant major retires in Tennessee

Jul. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gentry, who was the senior enlisted leader responsible for nearly 10,000 Army National Guard soldiers in the state, has retired. Gentry was appointed as the eighth state command sergeant major in October 2015. He...

AP Interview: Afghan warlord slams govt, quick US goodbye

Jul. 09, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful warlord in northern Afghanistan and a key U.S. ally in the 2001 defeat of the Taliban blames a fractious Afghan government and an “irresponsible” American departure for the insurgents' recent rapid territorial gains across the north. ...

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander

Jul. 06, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base's new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans' departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan...