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  • Texas governor tells State Guard to monitor Army training

    Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover. The request comes a day...
  • Al-Qaida's Nusra advances in northern Syria, capturing another government base

    ISTANBUL Islamist rebels led by al-Qaida's affiliate, the Nusra Front, widened their hold Monday on Syria's Idlib province, capturing another government base and pressing an offensive near Ariha, a town of 70,000 that has been primarily in government...
  • Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold

    Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold
    Richard Pryor was such a gifted comic he could turn a cardiac arrest into comic gold. In a classic bit, he described how his agonizing heart attack drove the hardly devout comedian to seek help from above. "Can I speak to God right away, please?"...
  • Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town

    Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said. The air raid on Darkoush was the deadliest of dozens launched across...
  • Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

    Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province. The takeover prompted retaliatory...
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...
  • U.S.-backed rebels team with Islamists to capture strategic Syrian city

    ISTANBUL Rebels, including members of U.S.-backed groups and al-Qaida's Nusra Front, captured the strategic town of Jisr al Shughur in northwest Syria on Saturday. It was the second major setback for the government of President Bashar Assad in Idlib...
  • Family erects gold star family monument in honor of son

    They had just come home from shopping that Friday evening when they heard the bell ring. Ken Gurbisz opened the front door, saw three solemn-looking Army officers, and immediately "knew what was going on. My heart sunk." He walked to the kitchen to...
  • Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in Islamic State ambush

    Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military officials. The suicide...
  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...
  • South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

    An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013. Lam Akol told The...