• Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled to allow military trials for terror suspects — the latest in the government’s campaign against terrorism following last year’s Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.

  • In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, ferries cross the Suez Canal during a media tour in Ismailia, Egypt. Egypt on Thursday, Aug. 6, will unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.

  • Sheriff: 1 man fires in vicinity of soldiers in Mississippi

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities searched Tuesday for a man who fired gunshots from a vehicle in the vicinity of soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said.

  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.

  • In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo, a young protester affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood waves a flare while leading chants on the second anniversary of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as they protest in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. Young Islamists are growing increasingly open in their calls for violence and a move toward extremism, frustrated by the police crackdown since the military ousted Morsi in 2013. Some want to avenge friends and family killed or abused by police. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)

    Egypt’s disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence

    CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.

  • In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, Metin Bekiroglu, right, accompanied by others talk about the recent round of violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels, at a teahouse in the town of Lice, in southeastern Turkey. In an abrupt reversal, Turkey and the Kurdish rebels appear to be hurtling toward the return of an all-out conflict that plagued the nation for decades, before a fragile peace process was launched in 2012. (AP Photo/Desmond Butler)

    Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

    LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.

  • In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo, File)

    Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.

  • FILE- In this Sept. 5, 1945, file photo, the skeleton of a Catholic Church, foreground, and an unidentified building, center, are all that remaining the blast center area after the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, Japan. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo, File)

    AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. “Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death,” an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over.

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said Sunday.