China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.

  • Written by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Body of missing airman found in northern Italian river

MILAN (AP) — The body of a U.S. airman has been found in a river in the northern Italian town where he went missing 10 days ago, Italian and U.S. authorities said Tuesday.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the decision to give U.S. commanders more authority to work with Afghan troops and strike the Taliban will maximize the use and effectiveness of American forces in Afghanistan.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

AG Lynch defends decision on Clinton email inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch steadfastly defended her decision to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charges, insisting Tuesday that she simply accepted the unanimous recommendation of career FBI investigators and attorneys.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press, ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Nobel winner Malala promotes education at Kenya refugee camp

DADAAB, Kenya (AP) — Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai visited the world's largest refugee camp on her 19th birthday Tuesday and voiced concern that Kenya's plans to close it could create "a generation lost."

  • Written by TOM ODULA, Associated Press