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US troops met with 'overwhelming force' in Niger ambush, official says

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Confusion over what happened during an ambush of U.S. Special Forces in Niger earlier this month apparently sparked a full Pentagon probe of the incident.

Tourist killed in famous Italian church after piece of ceiling fell

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A 52-year-old Spanish man died, local media reported.

Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp


Taliban kill at least 58 Afghan security forces in wave of attacks, including assault that nearly wiped out an army camp

Meet 'Russia's Paris Hilton,' who plans to take on Putin

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Ksenia Sobchak announced her plans to run for the Russian presidency.

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Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial


Legal experts say the conviction of a white ex-Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and a gun behind…


Obama steers clear of Trump in 1st campaign stop since leaving White House


Obama's aides said he would stay away from criticizing the president.

Trump's chief of staff offers emotional take on call to slain soldier's widow

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly emotionally addressed the outreach made in the aftermath of a U.S. servicemember's death at Thursday's White House press briefing on Thursday, a description that came on a week in which President…

Pilots grounded amid probe into 'fly-around maneuver' in Germany, airline says


The pilots behind an Air Berlin plane flyby that has gone viral on social media have been suspended even though one passenger said passengers were OK with move


Tax-writing panel primes lawmakers for powerful, lucrative lives after Congress


Capitol Hill's most powerful panel faces rapid turnover amid tax overhaul fight.

Bush appears to blast Trump without naming him


The former president rejected nativism and warned of a "crisis in confidence."

Israeli soldier who shot fatally Palestinian seeks pardon


Israeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian attacker last year appeals to country's president for pardon

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a '10,' calls storm 'worse than Katrina'


Gov. Ricardo Rossello met with the president at the White House


Brazil investigators look at meals made of processed pellets


Prosecutors in Brazil's largest city have opened an inquiry into the mayor's plans to offer school meals with pellets made of reprocessed food items

Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group


A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida

Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fire


Israeli military says it struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from neighboring country

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

President Vladimir Putin says Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling campaign promises

France committed to Iran nuclear deal despite Trump decision


France has reaffirmed its support for the Iran nuclear deal following the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to no longer back it in its current form

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy amid independence disagreement

Catalonia is an autonomous region, but Spain could act to take control.

Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after 'Maria'

Puerto Rico still stumbling in the dark a month after Hurricane Maria

AP Explains: Status of high stakes Spain-Catalonia standoff


Spain and its most prosperous region Catalonia are at political war


Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen


Yemeni tribal leaders: Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida fighters in southeastern province

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns


AP PHOTOS: Indians celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, with firecrackers, but pollution a big concern

'Big Bang Theory' star apologizes for opinion piece on Weinstein


Her opinion piece suggested blame on women who've been assaulted.

Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS militants


From liberated Syrian city of Raqqa, Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS, free women from its brutal rule

Security ramped up for white nationalist's Florida event

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The event comes after his planned Charlottesville rally led to violence.

Alex Smith: Mike Mitchell's hit 'extremely late, as flagrant as it gets'

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After having a chance to see the video of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's hit to the back of his knees, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith called the shot from Sunday's game between the teams "about as flagrant as…

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes don't allow him to fulfill his election promises


Russia's Putin: Trump's foes don't allow him to fulfill his election promises

The Latest: White House envoy arrives in Egypt


The Latest: US envoy for Mideast Greenblatt arrives in Egypt to discuss Palestinian reconciliation

US military launches formal investigation into Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers


Two weeks later, the details of the deadly incident remain unclear.

BP chairman who presided over Gulf spill crisis to retire


Energy firm BP says its chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, who presided over the company during the Deepwater Horizon spill, has decided to retire

The Latest: Putin says Russia favors a global nuclear ban


Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a global ban on nuclear weapons can be achieved in the future

Trump gives $25K to fallen soldier's father, months after promising to on call


President Trump has sent a $25,000 gift to the father of a 22-year-old Army corporal killed in Afghanistan in June, several months after first making the pledge.


President Vladimir Putin says Russia will retaliate immediately if Russian media face restrictions in U.S.


President Vladimir Putin says Russia will retaliate immediately if Russian media face restrictions in U.S.