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Jon Stewart pushes VA to help veterans sickened after post-9/11 exposure to uranium

Jul. 23, 2024 04:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart is pressing the Biden administration to fix a loophole in a massive veterans aid bill that left out some of the first U.S. troops who responded after the Sept. 11 attacks and got sick after deploying to a base contaminated with dangerous levels of uranium. ...

Families of service members killed during Afghanistan withdrawal criticize Biden at GOP convention

Jul. 18, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Relatives of some of the 13 American service members killed during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday in an emotional moment that revived one of the low points of President Joe Biden's presidency. ...

Vance's night but Trump's party, Jan. 6 curtain call, Trump health still under wraps: RNC Takeaways

Jul. 18, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republicans welcomed JD Vance as Donald Trump's running mate on the same night devoted to blasting President Joe Biden's leadership on the world stage. Vance, the 39-year-old Ohio senator, offered his life story as a son of Appalachia to reaffirm Trump’s...

Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to protest a suicide attack that killed 8 soldiers in the northwest

Jul. 17, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat Wednesday to strongly protest a deadly militant attack that left eight soldiers dead in the northwest bordering Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said. A bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the ouster wall of an...

Appeals court voids Marine's adoption of Afghan orphan; child's fate remains in limbo

Jul. 16, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

A Virginia appellate court ruled Tuesday that a U.S. Marine should never have been granted an adoption of an Afghan war orphan and voided the custody order he’s relied on to raise the girl for nearly three years. The decision marked a major turning point in a bitter custody battle that has...

Pakistani troops kill 10 militants responsible for attack on military base that left 8 soldiers dead

Jul. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — All 10 militants who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a Pakistani military facility were killed in an 18-hour operation, officials said Tuesday, adding that militants in a separate attack on a health facility killed five civilians. In its...

4 Pakistani soldiers and 5 insurgents are killed in coordinated suicide attacks at military facility

Jul. 15, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle and other insurgents opened fire near the outer wall of a military facility in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding dozens, including civilians, officials said. ...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

Pakistan will consider expelling hundreds of thousands more Afghans in a continued clampdown

Jul. 11, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will consider a plan to expel hundreds of thousands more Afghans who have been living in the country for years, the foreign ministry said Thursday, the latest in a monthslong government clampdown on undocumented migrants. The plan is still in the works,...