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Search area expands for Army helicopter missing off Hawaii

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A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. More>>

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US condemns Spanish attack, pledges justice for terrorists

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is sending condolences to the families and victims of the attack in Barcelona and has offered U.S. assistance to authorities in Spain. More>>

Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command

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A Navy leader says the commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald, which lost seven sailors in a collision at sea in June, will be relieved of command. More>>

The Latest: Trump won't back down on Confederate monuments

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major U.S. military services, who spoke out against racism and extremism. More>>

Before Camp David talks, Mattis says Afghan strategy is near

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt to set a new Afghanistan policy. More>>

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks set to be sentenced

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An Ohio man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is scheduled to be sentenced. More>>

US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

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The top U.S. commander in Iraq says for the first time that the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped by the coalition. More>>

US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

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US military says American soldier killed, several wounded in battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

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Top US military officer: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'. More>>

UN chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a draft report that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for more than half the children killed and injured in Yemen's civil war last year. More>>

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

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The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat. More>>

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar. More>>

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

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Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district. More>>

Legal deal over harsh CIA interrogations marks a milestone

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A settlement has been reached in a key lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror. More>>

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

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Some major attacks in Europe in recent years. More>>

US college teams in Barcelona during van attack, players OK

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Oregon State and Clemson men's basketball teams were at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians. More>>

Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

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A federal lawsuit accuses the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming a Muslim-American radio host by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. More>>

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

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Maine's Republican governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. More>>

North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if US is hostile

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North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat.". More>>

Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car

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A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court. More>>

The Latest: VP Pence calls Barcelona attack 'horrific'

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President Donald Trump is condemning what Spanish authorities say is a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona. More>>

Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

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The dog tags of an American soldier missing from a World War II battle in the Pacific have been turned over to U.S. military officials, along with skeletal remains that could be his. More>>

The Latest: Wildfires threaten villages on Balkan coast

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Portugal's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 91 people _ a record number _ this year on suspicion of being behind a spate of wildfires. More>>

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis. More>>

Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

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Trump signs legislation that removes 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases aid for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve. More>>

The Latest: South Sudan's displaced numbers 'overwhelming'

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis. More>>

Trump signs bill expanding college assistance for veterans

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President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit on using the benefits. More>>

SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff

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A South Korean conservative party has called for the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to better cope against North Korean threats. More>>

The Latest: Guam starts new school year despite NK threat

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Russia says it's against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its limit. More>>

Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

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The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year. More>>

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii. More>>

1 US soldier killed in combat in Afghan; others wounded

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The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii. More>>

The Latest: VA secretary defends Trump remarks

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Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, are dividing Americans instead of healing them. More>>

Winner of Utah GOP primary cuts nuanced stance on Trump

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Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for Chaffetz seat. More>>

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

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A 53-year-old Vermont man who was spreading manure in a farm field not far from the Canadian border is facing charges he sprayed a Border Patrol car with liquid manure after a confrontation with the agent about immigration enforcement. More>>

Military leaders speak out against racism, extremism

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Leaders of the four major U.S. military services are speaking out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Youngest victim of marathon bombing has park named after him

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The mother of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing says she's pleased that work is about to begin on a park named after her son. More>>

Trump leaves top strategist's future in limbo: 'We'll see' Video included

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President Donald Trump won't say whether he plans to keep top White House strategist Steve Bannon. More>>

The Latest: Strange, Moore head to runoff in GOP Senate race

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Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More>>

US adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

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The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists, blocking any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions. More>>

In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest Video included

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In his own words: President Trump on protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

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Turkey has formally asked Berlin to arrest and extradite a top suspect behind last year's failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotted in Germany. More>>

Global stocks higher as North Korean tensions ease further

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Asian stock markets are mixed after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. More>>

Manchester Arena to reopen next month with memorial concert

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Noel Gallagher will headline a concert in honor of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, as the venue reopens next month for the first time since the deadly attack. More>>

Swedish lawmakers boost defense budget over next 2 years

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Sweden's center-left defense minister says a majority of lawmakers, including two center-right opposition parties, has agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years. More>>

NGO:Nigeria's displaced people increasingly targeted

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Norway's Refugee Council says Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was "indiscriminately targeted" by suicide bombers who killed at least 20. More>>

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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North Korea say that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. More>>

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

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Deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, fuels another re-evaluation of Confederate statues. More>>

Trump says 'we'll see' what happens to his top strategist Video included

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President Donald Trump won't say whether he plans to keep top White House strategist Steve Bannon. More>>

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence Video included

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President Donald Trump is back in the New York skyscraper that bears his name, but the furor over his reaction to race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend shows few signs of dying down. More>>

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

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Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. More>>

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

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U.S. World War II veteran returns a calligraphy-covered Japanese flag he took from a dead soldier 73 years ago to tearful and grateful family. More>>

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

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Iran's president issues direct threat, claims Tehran is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours. More>>

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

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The Trump administration is denouncing the Islamic State group for carrying out 'genocide' against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. More>>

The Latest: Pence tells Latin America the US still cares

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Pence in Argentina commemorates Argentina's liberator at Buenos Aires cathedral. More>>

Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. More>>

The Latest: US says still interested in dialogue with NKorea

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. More>>

Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

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The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company is rejecting claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea. More>>

Italy to host fall G-7 interior ministers summit on security

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Italy will host a G-7 summit of interior ministers to discuss security matters. More>>

South Sudan rebels recapture Pagak, their headquarters

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South Sudan's rebel forces have reclaimed their stronghold of Pagak, a week after being pushed out of the town by government forces, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, deputy spokesman for the opposition IO, told the Associated Press. More>>

Police response scrutinized after violence at Virginia rally

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Law enforcement experts say police should have been better prepared to deal with potential violence at a white nationalists rally in Virginia over the weekend. More>>

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name Video included

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Trump remained out of sight and silent as pressure mounted from both political parties for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups. More>>

Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

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The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. More>>

Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother Video included

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An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has an attorney. More>>

A look at North Korea's past bluster and actual attacks

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A look at North Korea's past bluster and actual attacks. More>>

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

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The U.S. Navy says it had a second tense encounter with an unarmed Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf in recent days. More>>

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

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The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank. More>>

18 dead in suspected jihadist attack on Burkina Faso eatery

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Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last 2 years. More>>

Police: 16 immigrants locked inside rig at Texas truck stop

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Police say 17 people were found locked inside a tractor-trailer parked outside a Texas gas station close to the border with Mexico. More>>

The Latest: Intel CEO resigns from Trump business council

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "too much has been read into" President Donald Trump's statement Saturday in the aftermath of violence at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

The Latest: US WWII vet returns flag to Japan soldier's kin

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A U.S. World War II veteran has returned to a fallen soldier's family a Japanese flag he took from the man's body 73 years ago. More>>

Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

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Texas A&M University has condemned the views of a white nationalist who plans a "white lives matter" rally on campus next month. More>>

Driver purposely steers into French pizzeria, killing girl

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French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. More>>

Pentagon cites artillery 'mishap' in 2 US deaths in Iraq

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A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery "mishap.". More>>

Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

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The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing seven people and injuring seven others. More>>

The Latest: French car attack driver said probably on drugs

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French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they have no reason so far to suspect a terrorist motive. More>>

Vietnam War veteran receives medals after a 45-year wait

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A Vietnam war veteran in Pennsylvania has finally received medals for his service after 45 years of waiting. More>>

Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready

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The top U.S. military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea. More>>

AP Explains: How Robert E. Lee's image transformed over time

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Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee was vilified during the Civil War only to become a heroic symbol of "The Lost Cause" and eventually a racist icon. More>>

US officials say confrontation with NKorea not imminent

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Senior U.S. national security officials say a military confrontation with North Korea's isn't imminent. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

The Latest: 2 Canadians among 18 dead in Burkina Faso attack

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The Latest: At least 18 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack by suspected extremists; 1 Turkish national in death toll. More>>

Serbian official suggests major compromise over Kosovo

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Serbia's foreign minister has called for a compromise over Kosovo that could end a dispute hindering both countries from one day becoming European Union members. More>>

Political violence 'didn't come out of nowhere'

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Historians and political scientists have been warning that American politics has become a pressure cooker, full of racial tension building once again to the point of a deadly clash like the one on Saturday that claimed three lives. More>>

At least 18 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso

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Authorities in Burkina Faso say the death toll from an attack by suspected jihadists in the capital has risen to 17. More>>

Confidence returns to markets as North Korea tensions ease

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Shares gain in Asia. Japan's Nikkei 225 benchmark falls as yen strong against the U.S. dollar. More>>

Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism

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A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally that left three dead and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial divisions. More>>

Will NKorea's Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

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US-NKorea tensions tend to flare and fade fast, but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily. More>>

Commonwealth Bank of Australia's CEO to retire within a year

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia says chief executive to retire by June 2018 as bank accused of breaching money laundering, terrorism financing laws. More>>

Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

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A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism. More>>

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

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Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Latin America at a time of unrest in Venezuela. More>>

Experts: Violence the result of political pressure cooker

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With the polarization of America and the empowerment white supremacist groups took from Donald Trump's election, many saw the violence of Charlottesville as inevitable. More>>

White House scrambles to explain Trump's response to clashes

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Trump blames "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia. More>>

US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

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Growing frustration with Russia's involvement with Ukraine helps spur US to reconsider whether to provide former Soviet republic with lethal weapons. More>>

The Latest: Victim's friend calls her death an act of terror

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A friend of the woman killed when a car rammed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville says she's no different than a casualty of war. More>>

Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

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Iran's parliament overwhelmingly has voted to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in response to recent new American sanctions. More>>

IS suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station

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Turkey's official news agency says a man suspected of being a suicide bomber for the Islamic State group has stabbed and killed a police officer while in custody. More>>

IS claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala as Iraqi forces prepare to retake an IS held town west of Mosul. More>>

Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

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The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. More>>

4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

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Police spokesman says Turkish restaurant under attack in Burkina Faso capital; witnesses report heavy gunfire. More>>

The Latest: In Colombia, Pence strikes balance on Venezuela

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser is defending the president's statement that he's not ruling out a "military option" to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela. More>>

The Latest: US condemns killing of 7 White Helmets in Syria

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A Syrian rebel faction says it has killed 20 government soldiers in a tunnel blast as the battle for Damascus's northeastern suburbs shows no signs of letting up. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

The Latest: US seeks 'effective' ties with China's military

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he's aiming to further develop a working relationship with his counterpart in China in order to lessen the risk of miscalculation on the Korean peninsula as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalate. More>>

Russia says Syrian government doubled territory it controls

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says that the Syrian government has increased the size of the territory it controls by 2.5 times in just two months. More>>

The Latest: Friend likens car crash victim to war casualty

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Philosophy professor Cornel West says the violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, didn't represent anything new. More>>

The Latest: Trump aide considers Va. clash to be terrorism

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, "meets the definition of terrorism.''. More>>

The Latest: Threat of ethnic violence looms in Nairobi slum

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Areas in Kenya that were hit by deadly election violence are quiet, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets. More>>

Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

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North Korea, now talking of a possible missile launch toward Guam, just a few months ago conducted a similar rehearsal strike on a U.S. base _ and it warranted nary a tweet from Trump. More>>

Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall

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Hundreds march in South Texas toward the Rio Grande to oppose the wall the U.S. government wants to build on the river separating Texas and Mexico. More>>

Trump signs bill to fund veterans medical care program

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President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense. More>>

Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to Somalia government

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A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government. More>>

Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela

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Trump leaves open possibility of military intervention in Venezuela as Pence prepares for 6-day tour of the region. More>>

The Latest: Mayor calls alleged car-ramming 'terrorism'

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will visit two Charlottesville churches and speak to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead. More>>

The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

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Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plows into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. More>>

Death toll rises amid Kenya's rioting over disputed vote

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Kenyan police say they have shot and killed 2 people during riots by opposition supporters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in national elections. More>>

US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

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A fighter jet has crash landed at Bahrain International Airport, disrupting flights to and from the island nation. More>>

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

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Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city's downtown. More>>

Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is 'locked and loaded'

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Chinese President Xi Jinping pleas for cool-headedness in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump says America is "locked and loaded" and warned North Korea's leader he'll "regret it fast" if he takes action against U.S. territories or allies. More>>

The Latest: French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

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President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments. More>>

Greek Orthodox church aims to block property sale in court

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The Greek Orthodox patriarch in the Holy Land says his church will appeal an Israeli court decision that approved the sale of prime church property to companies representing Jews seeking to expand their presence in Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

Suicide bomber kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

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Pakistan's army says "terrorists" have targeted a military truck with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta. More>>

Official: Syria to facilitate chemical weapons team mission

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A Syrian official says an international chemical weapons team will visit Damascus in the coming days vowing to facilitate its mission to uncover who used chemical weapons in the country earlier this year. More>>

The Latest: Chinese president speaks with Trump, urges calm

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An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming international leaders. More>>

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it 'will regret it fast' Video included

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With tensions high, U.S. and South Korean military officials plan to move ahead with exercises that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war. More>>

The Latest: White House rejects Maduro phone call

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Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Latin America Sunday amid deepening alarm over Venezuela's descent into political chaos and threats of a military response by President Donald Trump. More>>

7 White Helmets medics killed in Syria's Idlib

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A Syrian paramedic group active in opposition-controlled areas says gunmen have stormed one of its offices in northwestern Syria killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment. More>>

War of Words: North Korea vs. Donald Trump

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War of Words: Has North Korea met its match in Donald Trump?. More>>

State-run KUNA: Kuwaiti actor Abdulredha dies at age 78

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State-run media reports Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Kuwait's most prominent actor and comedian, has died at age 78. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters link up from east, west in Raqqa

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing from eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have met for the first time in weeks after launching their offensive. More>>

AP sources: US-NKorea talking behind the scenes for months

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AP sources: US and North Korea have conducted back-channel diplomatic talks for months. More>>

The Latest: Trump to hold press conference in DC Monday

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After Trump warns the U.S. is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't see a military solution to rising tensions and "escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer.". More>>

APNewsBreak: Beyond bluster, US, NKorea in regular contact

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Beyond the bluster, the U.S. has been quietly engaged in ongoing diplomatic communications with North Korea over the last several months. More>>

Trump says he won't rule out military response to Venezuela

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President Donald Trump says he's considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro's power grab. More>>

Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out

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Navy confirms only woman in the SEAL training pipeline decides to drop out of course required of officers who want to be selected for the elite force's training. More>>

Peru expels Venezuela ambassador as pressure on Maduro grows

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says he wants a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump - the same man he routinely ridicules as a crass imperial magnate. More>>

Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of UN base

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Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of UN base in city where Boko Haram was born. More>>

3 dead in California after SUV fleeing Border Patrol crashes

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Authorities say an SUV being chased by the U.S. Border Patrol in the San Diego area tumbled off a freeway, killing three occupants. More>>

Trump to dispatch team to work on Israel-Palestinian peace

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The White House says President Donald Trump will be sending three senior officials, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, to the Middle East in coming days to discuss prospects for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. More>>

Congress approves bill to address VA claims backlog

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Congress has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans' disability claims. More>>

Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

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President Donald Trump's administration is endorsing a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges. More>>

What does North Korea really want? Its playbook offers clues

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Pushing the envelope when the heat is on is what North Korea does best _ but what, ultimately, is Pyongyang trying to accomplish?. More>>

Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

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Animals trapped in harsh conditions in zoo in war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo evacuated to a wildlife reserve in Jordan. More>>

Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

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Sen. John McCain of Arizona is proposing a new "strategy for success" in Afghanistan. More>>

The Latest: US colonel: Tough battle ahead in Syria's Raqqa

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The Latest: Turkey restricts traffic at border crossing with Syria after al-Qaida-linked group seized Syrian post. More>>

Trump doubles down on 'fire and fury' vow as wargames near Video included

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North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

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Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition. More>>

Trump aide says Tillerson's role is diplomatic, not military

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Trump aide says Tillerson steps beyond role as diplomat in discussing military matters. More>>

The Latest: Mattis says US wants diplomatic solution for NK

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President Donald Trump says that perhaps 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea "wasn't tough enough.". More>>

Why North Korea has no interest in talking to the South

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South Korea's president believes engagement with North Korea, of the sort that led to historic summits in the past, can solve the nuclear crisis, but North Korea doesn't want to talk. More>>

Guam's residents concerned but have faith in US military Video included

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Residents of the tiny U.S. territory of Guam are increasingly worried over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea, but feel a strong sense of confidence in the American military. More>>

French security forces now top targets of Islamic radicals

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French security forces now top targets of Islamic radicals. More>>

Bosnia marks 20 years since Princess Diana's visit

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Bosnia is marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's visit, her last overseas tour only weeks before she died in a car crash in Paris. More>>

The Latest: US urges Kenya's candidates not to use violence

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The Latest: Kerry urges Kenya to resolve any vote disputes, expresses confidence in system. More>>

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Q&A: What does the US military do on Guam, a small island and U.S. territory in the Pacific?. More>>

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to the U.S. territory of Guam. More>>

Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack

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A private Turkish news agency says Turkish authorities have detained a Russian suspected Islamic State militant allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base. More>>

AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

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AP Explains: Ahead of the 70th anniversary of independence for India and Pakistan, relations between the two nations created in the Partition are as broken as ever. More>>

Turkey issues detention warrants for 35 media employees

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 35 journalists and media workers as part of the country's ongoing crackdown on people suspected of ties to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. More>>

Q&A: What does the US military do on the island of Guam?

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Q&A: What does the US military do on Guam, a small island and U.S. territory in the Pacific?. More>>

Guam's residents feel US patriotism but growing concern Video included

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Residents of the U.S. territory Guam are afraid after being caught in the middle of the rising tension between President Donald Trump and North Korea. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power

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AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump's tweet that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. More>>

US Air Force test flights focus on off-the-shelf options

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Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

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French police say a vehicle slammed into soldiers guarding a Paris suburb, injuring six of them, before getting away. More>>

The Latest: Japan says it could shoot down NKorean missile

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President Donald Trump says the United States' nuclear arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful than ever before." Trump tweeted Wednesday: My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power

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President Donald Trump's tweet that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. More>>

Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington

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A low-flying Russian airplane has created buzz in the nation's capital, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty. More>>

Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire Video included

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North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with Trump threatening "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and Pyongyang claiming it was examining plans for attacking Guam. More>>

The Latest: French police search building after car attack

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The mayor of a Paris suburb where a vehicle ran down six soldiers says it was a deliberate act targeting security forces. More>>

Pentagon: British firm billed US over $50M for iffy expenses

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A Pentagon audit found that a British company hired to help train Afghan intelligence officers billed the US government for luxury cars, exorbitant salaries and tens of millions of dollars more in other questionable expenses. More>>

VA forced to rehire fired director of DC veterans hospital

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A former director of the veterans hospital in the nation's capital who had been fired for poor leadership has been rehired. More>>

The Latest: Attackers gunned down at Kenya polling center

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results in what he called an "attack on our democracy.". More>>

APNewsBreak: Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

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AP News Break: Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to know how much money federal agencies are spending on businesses still owned by president Donald Trump. More>>

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