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Army oversight lax on weaponry sent to Iraq, audit finds

$1B in unmonitored gear includes thousands of firearms, report shows

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Army failed to properly keep track of hundreds of Humvees, tens of thousands of rifles, and other pieces of military equipment that were sent to Iraq, according to a government audit from 2016 that was obtained by Amnesty International and released Wednesday. Continue reading...

U.K. widens post-blast dragnet

Brother, father of Manchester arena bomber arrested in Libya

Subscriber onlyThe police chief leading the investigation into a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert said Wednesday that the attacker did not act alone and that authorities were trying to unravel a wider web of plotters. Continue reading...

Militants behead Philippine police chief

Details emerge of deadly, ISIS-linked rampage in city; priest, worshippers seized

Subscriber onlyIslamic State-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of the Islamic State, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading...

NATO putting best foot forward for summit, Trump

Subscriber only Not only is NATO rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump in Brussels today, but the military alliance that Trump once declared obsolete has also been busy revising its image and is ready to unveil a new $1.1 billion headquarters. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only4 bodies found in tent high on Everest Continue reading...

UK investigates 'network' of alleged concert attackers; suspected bomber's father, brothers arrested

MANCHESTER, England — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks. Continue reading...

British seek concert bomber's allies, steel for reprise attack

Subscriber onlyAs the British prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," officials hunted for accomplices of the suicide bomber who struck a pop concert Monday night. Continue reading...

Roger Moore, star of 7 Bond movies, dies at 89

Subscriber onlyRoger Moore, the dapper British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the James Bond persona in seven films, eclipsing a television career that included starring roles in at least five series, died Tuesday in Switzerland. He was 89. Continue reading...

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump told Israelis and Palestinians Tuesday that he knows they are eager to reach a peace agreement with each other, and that he is committed to helping them "make a deal." Continue reading...

Philippines area under martial law

Duterte declares 60-day rule in south after rebels attack city

Subscriber only Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned this morning that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home, where Muslim militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages. Continue reading...

Navy SEALs kill 7 militants in Yemen

U.S. says raid on al-Qaida-linked compound targeted information, not people

Subscriber onlyMembers of the U.S. Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 killed seven militants in central Yemen during an early Tuesday raid on a compound associated with al-Qaida, U.S. military officials said. Continue reading...

U.S. military outlines goals for Afghan buildup

Subscriber onlyAs President Donald Trump's administration nears a decision on whether to send several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, U.S. military officials say the plan would include sending hundreds of U.S. special 0perations forces to train up to 17,000 new members of Afghan special forces. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyBombers, car blow up as Syrians close in Continue reading...

19 people killed, 59 hurt in blast at U.K. concert

Subscriber onlyMANCHESTER, England -- At least 19 people were killed and 59 were wounded after at least one explosion thundered through a Manchester concert arena Monday night as a performance by pop star Ariana Grande ended. Continue reading...

WHO travel costs under scrutiny

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- According to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, the U.N. health agency routinely has spent about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health, including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Continue reading...