After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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 Aghan soldiers.
Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.
Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S.
Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't
MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.
DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.
Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio
LONDON (AP) — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.
Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said.
Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope's visit
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis' vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to Heaven on Judgment Day.
AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and massive. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns nd villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.
Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message
CLEVELAND (AP) — They don't like to be called white supremacists.