Husband of slain Iraqi-American pleads not guilty

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – A man whose wife’s slaying was initially thought to be a hate crime has pleaded not guilty to her murder. Kassim Alhimidi entered his plea during a brief appearance in […]


LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To celebrate the day he became a man, a Los Angeles 13-year-old donated a sizable chunk of his bar mitzvah gifts to help mend injured American war veterans and active duty […]


Sentencing set for gang member in athlete's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A gang member whose jury recommended the death penalty is due for sentencing in the shooting death of an up-and-coming high school football player. Pedro Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and 18th […]


Jordan says it foils al-Qaida-linked terror plot

  AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says authorities have arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants for allegedly planning to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country. A government spokesman says the suspects are […]


Soldier who lost 4 limbs back in Michigan hometown

VASSAR, Mich. (AP) – A soldier visiting his Michigan hometown for the first time since losing all four limbs in Afghanistan says the outpouring of support has been “a lot to take in.” Army Staff […]


Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing 'second service'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, “When we assumed the Soldier, […]


9/11 attacks play little role in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time in a decade, the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars that resulted are not the focus of the presidential election. President Barack Obama, who leads Republican rival Mitt […]


Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

LONDON (AP) – The explosion that took away Brad Snyder’s sight couldn’t touch the Navy lieutenant’s fighting spirit. A year after Snyder stepped on an improvised explosive device laid by Taliban that he was trying […]


Survey: Legal arms trade worth $8.5 billion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A new survey by independent researchers says the value of the legal trade in small arms, light weapons, their parts and ammunition is at least $8.5 billion annually – more than […]


US vets mix regret, detachment on Iraq violence

This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Media Editors taking a closer look at this latest generation of war veterans as they return to civilian […]