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More than three million Afghans risked militant attacks and voted Saturday, out of 8.8 million who were registered to vote, the election commission said. It said around 4 million cast their ballots over both days.



US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, three people with knowledge of the assault said.


Taliban threats chill rural vote in Afghanistan

Scenes of crowds of voters in Kabul clashed with empty polling places in more rural areas, according to election observers and analysts.


Access to Tyndall AFB for servicemembers to assess hurricane damage ends Sunday

Some 400 people returned to Tyndall Air Force Base this week to assess the damage to their homes caused by Hurricane Michael and retrieve belongings.


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Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons.


Displaced by Hurricane Florence, dog from Camp Lejeune appears at Ga. home

When a basset hound mix with a white muzzle scratched at the front gate of a northeast Macon home, the family took the dog in and tried to track down the dog's owners. Eventually, they learned Sadie belongs to a young military family with four children who fled Hurricane Florence.


Retired Navy commander gets 30 months prison for accepting 'Fat Leonard' bribes

Navy Cmdr. Troy Amundson, a decorated combat pilot, told the judge that, at the time, he didn’t realize handing off Navy information to a contractor in exchange for prostitutes and other bribes was illegal. He joins the ranks of more than a dozen other Navy officials in what has become the worst corruption scandal to hit the Navy in decades.



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Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.


Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.


No unified backing in Congress to Trump's arms treaty move

President Donald Trump says his intention to scrap a landmark arms control agreement Russia follows years of violations by Moscow in developing prohibited weapons, and "we're not going to be the only one to adhere to it." The Kremlin said the pullout "would be a very dangerous step."


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, three people with knowledge of the assault said.


Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended.


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Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.


Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.


No unified backing in Congress to Trump's arms treaty move

President Donald Trump says his intention to scrap a landmark arms control agreement Russia follows years of violations by Moscow in developing prohibited weapons, and "we're not going to be the only one to adhere to it." The Kremlin said the pullout "would be a very dangerous step."


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, three people with knowledge of the assault said.


Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended.



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At AFN, Veteran Affairs secretary promises permanent grave markers, other benefits for Alaska

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Saturday that the agency is expanding benefits for veterans and families of servicemembers in Alaska.



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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit New London

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, three people with knowledge of the assault said.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.


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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit New London

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, three people with knowledge of the assault said.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.



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Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

For all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago.


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Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

For all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago.