US commander in Afghanistan submits his 3-month take on war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan has submitted his first three-month assessment of the situation in the war-torn country and what it's going to take to defeat the Taliban, a U.S. military official has told The Associated Press.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

Prosecutor dismisses 2 sex assault charges against lawmaker

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A day after a former aide acknowledged changing her story about alleged sexual assaults committed by a Vermont lawmaker, a prosecutor dismissed charges that could have brought the politician two life sentences.

  • Written by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press

House nixes bid to bar illegal immigrants from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly defeated an attempt to bar young immigrants living in the country illegally to enlist in the armed forces, as opponents tied the measure to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Judge: Police officer's trial to move forward on all charges

BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial will move ahead on all charges against a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a police transport van, but the judge said Thursday he has questions about the most serious charge at the center of the state's case.

  • Written by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press