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....
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The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warship
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):...
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....
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....
The Latest: US investigators inspect scene of train crash
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):...
Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens
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The Latest: Cosby jury could come from Philly area
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault case (all times local):...
Cosby's retrial delayed as new legal team joins case
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Man pleads to voluntary manslaughter charges in slayings
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Marketing study: Philadelphia soda tax chasing away buyers
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Man seeks remains of woman convicted in collar bomb killing
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A man claiming to be the common-law husband of a woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that killed a pizza delivery driver with a bomb locked to his neck wants federal prison officials to confirm her death and to release her remains....
Prison system reports promising results in recidivism effort
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Police: Woman made up assault charges against cop in sex ad
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House GOP must get 'act together' on budget, governor says
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President Donald Trump in a nationally televised address outlined the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of war and 2,400 U.S. combat deaths. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who visited Afghanistan over the weekend, declared himself satisfied with how the administration has formulated its new strategy. Afghan military commanders have been clear that they want and expect continued U.S. military help.
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