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  • Kaine says Congress must act on authorization for force against Islamic State

    With the U.S. about to begin the 10th month of military operations against the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS), Sen. Tim Kaine had tough words for his Capitol Hill colleagues on their lack of action on a formal authorization for the use of military...
  • Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top...
  • Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

    A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls. Today, Nigerian soldiers are rescuing hundreds of kidnapped...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEXAS ATTACK But it's unclear whether the extremists actually directed the shooting — or...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism...
  • Once Iran's ally, Sudan sends advisers for Yemeni offensive Iran opposes

    ISLAMABAD Special operations advisers from Sudan previously Iran's key ally on the Red Sea have been deployed in support of a Saudi-backed militia offensive launched over the weekend in Yemen to seize control of Aden's airport, according to analysts...
  • Senators vow to protect Air Force's A-10 fleet

    WASHINGTON Senate defense hawks fired warning shots over the Air Force's nose on Tuesday over plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, vowing to fund the fleet through the National Defense Authorization Act. The Air Force, looking to save more than $4 billion...
  • APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during...
  • Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill. Defense officials Monday dismissed as "wild speculation" an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos is a covert operation by...
  • Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment

    Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment
    After Wallace Clayton served in the Army Special Forces in the mid-1970s, he says, he bounced from job to job for more than a decade. He worked in electronics assembly and repair, landscaping and home renovation — and never understood why he was...
  • Hey, Congressman Weaselpuss: I'm tellin' your mom!

    Does anybody remember that thing from a few years back when a bunch of Wall Street sharpies and slick financial services operators vandalized the entire global economy? The one where poor people were shamelessly victimized and financially ruined for life,...