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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

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Medal of Honor recipient asks to return to duty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to […]

10/15/2013

In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust introduces her to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The European Parliament announced Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, that 16-year-old Malala won the 50,000 euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)

Pakistani girl, 16, survivor of Taliban, visits US

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old Pakistani girl and likely contender for the Nobel Peace Prize was in New York on Thursday, the eve of this year’s prize announcement, to promote her memoir of her […]

10/10/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

10 photos of the week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. […]

10/10/2013

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, Mukegwe, Manning in Nobel peace buzz

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — All we know is this: a record 259 candidates, including 50 organizations, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. With no clues from the judges in Norway, speculation […]

10/10/2013

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

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