Armed forces

Gen. John Hyten appears before a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Air Force Gen. John Hyten (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Air Force general nominated to the Pentagon's second-in-command is strongly denying allegations of sexual misconduct as he appears before the Senate committee considering his...
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Afghan security personnel secure the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Afghan officials say the political offices of the president's running mate were hit by a large explosion and stormed by an unknown number of attackers. Nasrat Rahimi, the interior ministry spokesman, said vice-presidential candidate and former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh survived the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
July 30, 2019 - 7:08 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said in a report released Tuesday. The report apparently refers to civilians killed during Afghan...
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July 29, 2019 - 11:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to become the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is going before the Senate Armed Services Committee amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The hearing Tuesday morning will be the first time that senators will publicly question Gen...
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The European Union's political director Helga Schmid and Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, from left, wait for a bilateral meeting as part of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 28, 2019.
July 28, 2019 - 7:01 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and over the 2015 Iran nuclear accord (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain's new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries' diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, people walk back to Mexico on International Bridge 1 Las Americas, a legal port of entry which connects Laredo, Texas in the U.S. with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. An unprecedented number of families have been coming to the southern border over the past year, straining government resources and resulting in dangerously overcrowded detention facilities. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
July 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
An unprecedented number of families have been coming to the southern border over the past year, straining government resources and resulting in dangerously overcrowded detention facilities. From October through the end of June, the Border Patrol apprehended more than 688,000 people, over half of...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:34 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says the U.S. Navy is free to sail through its strait after an American warship did so shortly following warnings from Beijing against foreign interference in its relationship with the island. Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Thursday the warship sailed northward through...
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U.S. Border Patrol chief Carla Provost testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday that she joined a Facebook group whose members mocked migrants and lawmakers so she could read what her personnel thought about her, and said she knew little about the group. Chief Carla Provost said during a congressional...
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U.S. citizen Francisco Galicia, 18, gets a hug from his attorney, Claudia Galan, after his release from the South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall, Texas, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Galicia was released from immigration custody Tuesday after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks. Galicia lives in the border city of Edinburg, Texas, and was traveling north with a group of friends when they were stopped at a Border Patrol inland checkpoint. According to Galan and the Dallas Morning News, agents apprehended Galicia on suspicion that he was in the U.S. illegally even though he had a Texas state ID. (Kin Man Hui/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 10:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S.-born 18-year-old has been released from immigration custody after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks. Francisco Erwin Galicia left a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan, confirmed...
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Mark Esper, left, is sworn in as the Secretary of Defense by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, right, as is wife Leah Esper holds the Bible, during a ceremony with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 23, 2019 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense to succeed Jim Mattis. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation by a vote of 90-8 and was sworn in at the White House by...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, incoming plebes carry their belongings down a staircase during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md. An analysis released Tuesday, July 23, 2019, shows the percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising although men are still put forward at numbers nearly three times higher than women. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 23, 2019 - 8:13 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday. A nomination from a federal lawmaker is...
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