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Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Italian boy credited with helping save brother after quake

MILAN (AP) -- An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2 of 4 suspects in Spain attacks held without bail; 1 freed

MADRID (AP) -- A judge ordered two of the four surviving suspects in the extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed with restrictions Tuesday after the men appeared in court to answer questions about the events that killed 15 people....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by visiting a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and inspecting a Predator drone used to patrol the region....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AP Explains: How Pakistan fits into Trump's Afghan plans

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- In announcing his strategy for Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at neighboring Pakistan, an ostensible U.S. ally, ordering it to stop giving sanctuary to "agents of chaos, violence and terror."...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Deadly shooting ends friendships forged in neo-Nazi group

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The friendship of the four young roommates - though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division - never seemed destined for bloodshed....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a glam shot that got ugly....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017