Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive IS from Mosul

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. But the battle is likely to be long and it was unclear when the troops would enter the city itself.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

High school graduation rate reaches new high

WASHINGTON (AP) — High school graduation rates have reached a record high of 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all ethnic groups, the White House said Monday.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Nigerian parents eager to see 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A group of Nigerian parents are waiting with excitement to be reunited with 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by Nigeria's government and the Islamic extremist group.

  • Written by OYEKANMI OLALEKAN, Associated Press