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Thousands of Haitian migrants converge on Texas border town

Sep. 17, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of Haitian migrants assembled under and around a bridge in a small Texas border town as chaos unfolded Friday, presenting the Biden administration with a new challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil. ...

Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Sep. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. ...

Grand Forks air base selected for new satellite mission

Sep. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission, North Dakota’s U.S. senators announced Friday. Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is...

US Central Command head says innocent civilians, not extremists, were killed in Aug. 29 US drone strike in Kabul

Sep. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Central Command head says innocent civilians, not extremists, were killed in Aug. 29 US drone strike in Kabul.

Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists

Sep. 17, 2021 15:07 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists.

Former Liberian military leader liable for church massacre

Sep. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Liberian military commander who supervised the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed civilians at a church during that country's civil war in 1990 is liable under U.S. law for participating in extrajudicial killings and torture, a federal judge in Philadelphia has...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Poland's, Lithuania's PMs discuss higher security, migration

Sep. 17, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect what they called a “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue. ...

Dozens of Afghan refugees will resettle in North Dakota

Sep. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will...

3 babies recently born to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy

Sep. 17, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — There's new life at the Fort McCoy military base in western Wisconsin where more than 12,000 Afghan refugees are staying. Three babies have been born to Afghan evacuees in recent days, according to Fort McCoy spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips. ...