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Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:11:18 GMT2017-08-22T20:11:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days....



US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:32 GMT2017-08-22T17:37:32Z

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation....



Italian boy credited with helping save brother after quake

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:34:29 GMT2017-08-22T20:34:29Z

MILAN (AP) -- An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia....



2 of 4 suspects in Spain attacks held without bail; 1 freed

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:45:52 GMT2017-08-22T21:45:52Z

MADRID (AP) -- A judge ordered two of the four surviving suspects in the extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed with restrictions Tuesday after the men appeared in court to answer questions about the events that killed 15 people....



Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:30:56 GMT2017-08-22T21:30:56Z

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by visiting a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and inspecting a Predator drone used to patrol the region....



AP Explains: How Pakistan fits into Trump's Afghan plans

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:18:06 GMT2017-08-22T18:18:06Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- In announcing his strategy for Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at neighboring Pakistan, an ostensible U.S. ally, ordering it to stop giving sanctuary to "agents of chaos, violence and terror."...



Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:19:11 GMT2017-08-22T13:19:11Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district....



Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:53:34 GMT2017-08-22T21:53:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a glam shot that got ugly....



Cosby's retrial delayed as new legal team joins case

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:21:10 GMT2017-08-22T18:21:10Z

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be delayed until next year as his new legal team gets up to speed on the case, which pits the 80-year-old comedian against a woman who says he drugged and molested her more than a decade ago....



50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US alone

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:27:16 GMT2017-08-22T19:27:16Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Conor McGregor's improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties....