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Controversial Washington lawmaker spreads views across West

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” in a recent...

AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, the al-Qaida-linked...

Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days...

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest...

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest...

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia...

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction...

Virginia’s highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital next week,...

US military resumes counter-Islamic State operations in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is resuming operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and is working to soon restart training Iraqi forces,...

US troops clear rubble from Iraq base days after Iran strike

AIN AL-ASAD BASE, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops cleared rubble and debris from a military base housing American soldiers in western Iraq on Monday,...