Afghanistan

Courtroom sketch of U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, right, and his defense attorney, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley, File)

Nidal Hasan convicted of murder for Fort Hood shootings

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said […]

08/23/2013

In this courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is shown during closing arguments of his court martial,  Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley)

Jury handed Fort Hood shooting rampage case; Hasan makes no closing argument

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood passed on his final chance to address jurors before they started deliberating Thursday, even after prosecutors insisted […]

08/22/2013

Maj. Nidal Hassan (AP Photo)

No defense from suspect in 2009 Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses or testifying in his own defense. Maj. Nidal Hasan is […]

08/21/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

Jury selection begins for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the sentencing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians during raids on two villages. Bales, an Ohio native […]

08/20/2013

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

17 punished for placing sex ads while deployed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Marine Corps says 17 people have been punished for placing ads on the Internet seeking sex while they were deployed to Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday those punished […]

08/18/2013

Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]

08/16/2013

Jo Wehr's invitation to Pink posted on YouTube.

Female Army mechanic invites Pink to military ball

Spc. Joanna “Jo” Wehr, an Army mechanic on her second deployment in Afghanistan, posted a musical invitation to Pink on YouTube to the tune of Pink’s song “Perfect.” The service member’s military ball is in […]

08/15/2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives for  Eid al-Fitr prayer that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, August, 8, 2013. The Afghan president has urged the Taliban to lay down their arms, join the political process and stop killing innocent civilians. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

Bomb kills 14 as Afghan president calls for peace

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country’s president urged the Taliban to lay down their arms. […]

08/08/2013

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Study disputes link between combat and suicide

CHICAGO (AP) — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. […]

08/07/2013

A U.S. solider stands guard outside where the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is beginning, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Forth Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Maj. Hasan: Evidence will show ‘I am the shooter’

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist accused in the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation told jurors Tuesday that evidence would “clearly show” he was the gunman during the attack […]

08/06/2013

British writer J.K. Rowling (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Rowling accepts donation for identity revelation

LONDON (AP) — Author J.K. Rowling accepted an apology and a charitable donation Wednesday from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The “Harry Potter” author was exposed by […]

07/31/2013

Displaced Afghans walks near their temporary homes on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July, 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

UN: As US draws down, Afghan casualty toll is up

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s civilian casualty toll has jumped this year as insurgents fight to recapture territory from the departing American-led coalition, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. The number of dead rose 14 […]

07/31/2013

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