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After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces on the offensive

| | Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan — After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 3:35pm

    Global health authorities are trying to get more countries to mandate the use of the “world’s ugliest color” on cigarette packaging to discourage smoking.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 3:35pm

    PANAMA CITY — More than 100 years ago when the SS Ancon sailed into the history books as the first ship to transit the Panama Canal, the waterway was a display of American ingenuity and the Panama Canal Zone was firmly in U.S. hands.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 10:11am

    Just five months after the Zika virus was declared a global public health emergency, a scientific team’s feverish efforts to create a vaccine against the viral threat have borne promising fruit: With a single shot of two different types of vaccine, experimental mice gained near-total immunity to Zika for at least two months.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday threw out the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it tougher to prosecute elected officials accused of corruption.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union won’t send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Ten people suffered stab wounds and other injuries on Sunday after members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento clashed with a larger group of counter protesters, authorities said.

  • Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Seven people were stabbed, with some injured critically, during clashes between rallying neo-Nazis and counterprotesters Sunday at the state Capitol, authorities said.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa— In the Somali capital, the Shabab extremist group has a deadly effective method of spreading terror: A suicide bomber detonates a car at the entrance to a hotel popular with government members, then gunmen swarm in, killing guests, taking hostages and posting snipers on the rooftop to fire on arriving security forces.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — With British politics in turmoil, there were already clear indications Saturday of a tense and bickering divorce from the European Union.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump’s insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a rejection of economic globalization and the elites who favor it by those who feel left behind.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 8:21pm

    WASHINGTON — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.