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This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to […]

06/02/2014

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Explaining the debate over US-Taliban captive swap

Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry is criticizing the U.S. for swapping Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to secure the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan five years ago. […]

06/02/2014

Diane Walker takes a picture of a sign celebrating U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in front of Zaney's coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

WASHINGTON (AP) – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap […]

06/02/2014

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a press conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Their son Bowe was freed from captivity Saturday, May 31, 2014, by the Taliban. Also on the stage are Idaho National Guard Public Affairs Officer Col. Tim Marsano, Idaho Army National Guard Maj. Kevin Hickey, and Army Psychologist Dr. (Col) Bradley Kamrowskipoppen. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

US defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether […]

06/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks with Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, the parents of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 31, 2014, after the announcement that Bowe Bergdahl has been released from captivity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama […]

05/31/2014

This undated file photo issued Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, by the British National Portrait Gallery, shows a painting by artist Jonathan Yeo depicting the teenager education activist Malala Yousafzai, doing her homework. (AP Photo / Jonathan Yeo, British National Portrait Gallery, File)

$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday. Christie’s said the […]

05/14/2014

Afghans walk by the Serena hotel in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Taliban kill 9 in Afghan hotel, shoot kids in head

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The luxury hotel was considered one of the safest spots in the Afghan capital Kabul. Yet, four gunmen walked in, made their way to the restaurant, pulled out hidden pistols and […]

03/21/2014

This photo released by the San Jose Police Department via the San Jose Mercury News shows Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 28, after a 2011 arrest for weapons offenses. Llaneza, a California man with delusions of joining the Taliban, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 to 15 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a bank with a car bomb he thought would go off but was actually made up of inert materials supplied by the FBI. U.S. District Judge Virginia Gonzalez Rogers said she was satisfied that the sentence — spelled out in a plea deal between Llaneza and federal prosecutors — struck a balance between acknowledging the 29-year-old San Jose resident's mental condition and punishing him for actions. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department via the San Jose Mercury News)

15-year sentence for man who wanted to bomb Oakland bank

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California man with delusions of joining the Taliban was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a bank with a car bomb he thought […]

02/27/2014

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

US has video of captured US soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have received a new video of captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that they believe was taken within the last month, showing that the soldier is alive. The video came […]

01/15/2014

Oct. 4, 2009 photo of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud,  right, holding a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha of Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

Officials: US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace […]

11/01/2013

Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)

Malala inspires school curriculum

WASHINGTON (AP) – The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday that faculty […]

10/20/2013

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets Malala Yousafzai during a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London, Friday Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, Pool)

Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting Queen Elizabeth II. The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education and survivor of a Taliban assassination […]

10/18/2013

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