Iraq

In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, Nick Popaditch, a Republican congressional candidate in the California's 53rd District, poses for a photo showing his Marine Corps insignia in his right eye in La Mesa, Calif. Popaditch, who was injured in Iraq on April 7, 2004, when shrapnel tore through his sinuses and destroyed his right eye, says, "...if the bad guys come back into control, that's not something I can control 8,000 miles away here. I'm just proud of the fact that when it came time to stand and fight for those things, those concepts of freedom, liberty, human rights ... I'm glad my nation did it." (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Reversals in hard-won Iraqi city vex veterans

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shirley Parrello knows that her youngest boy believed in his mission in Iraq. But as she watches Iraqi government forces try to retake the hard-won city of Fallujah from al-Qaida-linked fighters, […]

01/08/2014

Report: 70 journalists killed on the job in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to […]

12/30/2013

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas at the New York Film Festival premiere of "All Is Lost" in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

ABC says Elizabeth Vargas is in alcohol rehab

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran ABC News reporter and “20/20″ anchor Elizabeth Vargas is in treatment for alcohol dependency, the network said Wednesday. Vargas, who is 51 and married to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, last appeared […]

11/06/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says al-Qaida now more active in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to help combat an increasingly active al-Qaida in Iraq but stopped short of announcing new commitments of assistance sought by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Maliki came […]

11/01/2013

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El Cajon mayor to resign after immigrant remarks

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – The mayor of a San Diego suburb has announced he will resign after making remarks that were widely criticized as insensitive to Iraqi immigrants. Mark Lewis said in a letter […]

10/26/2013

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Veterans are flocking to college as wars wind down

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn’t your typical college freshman. At 25, he’s older than most classmates. He’s married, too. While many fellow students spent the past couple years in high school, Fisher was […]

10/17/2013

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Prosecutors seek dismissal of case against guard

WASHINGTON (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking dismissal of charges against a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor accused in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians. In a court filing Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, […]

09/30/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Text of President Obama’s speech on Syria

Text of President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria, why it matters and where we go from […]

09/11/2013

In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, appears before Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages on March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)

Jury: Life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole. The decision came in […]

08/23/2013

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.  (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraq seeks help from US amid growing violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence of violence and a renewed threat from al-Qaida have recently revived flagging U.S. interest in Iraq, officials said Friday as Baghdad asked for new help to fight extremists less than […]

08/16/2013

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Manning takes stand, apologizes for hurting US

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to […]

08/14/2013

Bradley Manning (AP Photo)

State Dept. ‘horrified’ by WikiLeaks releases

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — State Department workers were horrified by WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an agency official testified Thursday. Elizabeth Dibble didn’t give […]

08/01/2013

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