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  • Killing of U.S. major general in Afghanistan revives worries about safety of trainers

    WASHINGTON An American major general was fatally gunned down by an Afghan soldier Tuesday at a Kabul military academy, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. officer killed in combat overseas since the Vietnam War and renewing fears about the ability of U.S....
  • Rubio honors famed Puerto Rican regiment at Orange event

    Rubio honors famed Puerto Rican regiment at Orange event
    Norberto Rivera traveled from South Florida to Orlando for a big celebration — one he has always dreamed about. Rivera, 83, was one of 31 veterans from the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as "Los Borinqueneers," gathered in the auditorium of...
  • Report: American major general killed in Afghanistan | Hampton Roads Recon

    Reuters news agency is reporting that a U.S. Army major general was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan by an Afghan soldier. The shooting occurred at a military training site outside Kabul. The general is the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez rejoins the Orioles, hopes to start soon and other notes

    Ubaldo Jimenez rejoins the Orioles, hopes to start soon and other notes
    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was back with his teammates Monday after pitching well in an injury rehabilitation start at Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday night. And he said he is eager to get back on the mound in a major league game. “[I’...
  • Kurds mustering to fend off Islamic State advance in northern Iraq

    DOHUK, Iraq Kurdish military forces scrambled Monday to reinforce their positions in northern Iraq, including an unusual request to the United States for military assistance, one day after militants from the Islamist State routed Kurdish troops from three...
  • New Libyan parliament meets as foreigners continue to flee unrest

    New Libyan parliament meets as foreigners continue to flee unrest
    More foreign nationals fled Libya on Monday as the newly elected parliament held its first official session in the eastern city of Tobruk because of security concerns in the capital, Tripoli. Britain deployed a warship to evacuate 361 people,...
  • U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise

    U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise
    The State Department on Monday warned Moscow that a large Russian military exercise underway near the border with Ukraine could sharpen tensions as Russian-backed separatists battle Ukrainian troops nearby. U.S. officials are "deeply concerned" by the...
  • Ebola death toll hits 887, more infected in Nigeria

    The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak had risen to 887 by Aug. 1, while the total number of cases in the four West African countries affected stood at 1,603 on the same date, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Nigeria, the...
  • Tunneling under 'Triangle of Death,' Islamic State nears Baghdad from south

    Tunneling under 'Triangle of Death,' Islamic State nears Baghdad from south
    Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence officials said....
  • Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory
    Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. The war games, coinciding with another buildup...
  • Forbes' press secretary turning heads in D.C.

    Forbes' press secretary turning heads in D.C.
    Hailey Sadler, a 21-year-old from Gloucester, has already landed a plum Washington job as press secretary for Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake. That should tell you something about her smarts and energy level — not to mention patience in dealing with...