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On Afghanistan's front lines, US commanders await more men

TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan (AP) — Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:42

Trump renews Afghan war commitment, sees no speedy exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:32

The Latest: Ryan defends tax breaks for Taiwan company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan town hall (all times local): 9:30 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Foxconn Technology Group's plan to construct a...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:31

Ryan opposes Trump "messed up" but opposes censure

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:29

The Latest: Spain says man slain by cops was terror driver

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the Spain attacks (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Spanish police says they have "scientific evidence" that a fugitive shot to...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:10

The Latest: McCain praises Trump's Afghanistan plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Sen. John McCain is commending President Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:04

Vietnam sentences 4 men to death for transporting heroin

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in Hanoi has sentenced four men to death for transporting heroin. State-run Capital Police newspaper says ring leader Tran Thanh Dong, 26 , and...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:02

NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:56

The Latest: Ryan won't support Trump censure

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan town hall (all times local): 8:50 p.m. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not support a resolution...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:56

The Latest: Ryan says he's pleased with Trump on Afghanistan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan town hall (all times local): 8:40 p.m. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is pleased with President Donald...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:45

Trump renews Afghan commitment but says 'no blank check'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the U.S. will win "in the end," President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:44

The Latest: Trump says Pakistan must end terrorist havens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 9:38 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. "can no longer be silent"...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:42

The Latest: Mattis signals troop increase in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 9:33 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling the U.S. will increase troop...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:37

Bail set at $2M in Montana deaths, bodies found in basement

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bail was set at $2 million for two western Montana residents who are charged in the stabbing deaths of two people whose bodies were found in...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:35

Anger boils over at Charlottesville council meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:32

2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in Massachusetts following complaints about a loud party and fireworks. Barnstable police say officers responded to a...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:29

The Latest: Trump says US will fight to win in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says U.S. troops "will fight to win" in...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:28

Texas slashes underperforming anti-abortion group's contract

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An anti-abortion group awarded nearly $7 million to boost women's health and family planning after the state cut off Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers is...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:28

The Latest: Trump skips talk of Afghanistan troop numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): __ 9:18 p.m. President Donald Trump says his new strategy on Afghanistan will...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:25

Trump says US can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the "predictable and unacceptable" results of a rapid withdrawal from the...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:22

The Latest: Trump notes frustration with long Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he shares the frustration of Americans with...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:20

Trump: We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist groups.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:19

Trump says new strategy in Afghanistan won't be based on timeline, but conditions; won't discuss troop numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says new strategy in Afghanistan won't be based on timeline, but conditions; won't discuss troop numbers.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:17

Trump declares he will stop resurgence of terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan, says, 'In the end we will win'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump declares he will stop resurgence of terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan, says, 'In the end we will win'
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:17

Trump says rapid exit from Afghanistan is unacceptable and would leave a power vacuum, US needs path for 'victory'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says rapid exit from Afghanistan is unacceptable and would leave a power vacuum, US needs path for 'victory'
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 18:12

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