• FILE -- In this August 22, file photo, a Lebanese activist holds a poster with pictures of Lebanese Cabinet ministers during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. To the casual visitor, Lebanon may look like a relative success story: a tiny slice of modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism _ but the reality is quite different. For residents, it’s a failed state  eaten away by a sectarian political class, and while recent trash protests have challenged that system, others argue it’s what’s allowed a country of 4.5 million people from 18 recognized sects to survive. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

    BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.

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  • 2 Iraqi army generals killed in IS suicide bombing

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said.

  • This June 30,1996 file photo, show a general view of the destroyed Khobar Towers and crater where a truck bomb exploded at a U.S military complex killing 19 Americans and injuring hundreds in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed al-Mughassil, suspected in the bombing has been captured, a U.S. official tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Al-Mughassil was described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Saleh Rifai, File)

    Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade manhunt for one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists.

  • Anthony Sadler, center, who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, walks across the tarmac to a waiting vehicle at Sacramento International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Sadler and two Sacramento-area friends, U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, helped subdue Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam who was carrying a handgun and an assault weapon on the train Friday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    US student who helped stop France terror attack arrives home

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An American college student who along with two friends helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California.

  • In this Aug. 3, 2015 photo, provided by Charles Hiltunen, members of the Indiana Nation Guard undergo National Rifle Association firearm training in the auditorium of the Johnson County Armory in Franklin, Ind. Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence has tapped the NRA to train state National Guard members who wish to carry concealed and privately-owned handguns while on-duty. (Charles Hiltunen via AP)

    APNewsBreak: Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana’s National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed the state’s military bases and training centers to beef up security in response to recent attacks in Tennessee.

  • U.S. Army First Lt. Shaye Haver, center, and Capt. Kristen Griest, right, pose for photos with other female West Point alumni after an Army Ranger school graduation ceremony, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. Haver and Griest became the first female graduates of the Army's rigorous Ranger School, putting a spotlight on the debate over women in combat.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The first female soldiers to complete the Army’s rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a raucous graduation ceremony Friday, capping their history-making week and putting a spotlight on the debate over women in combat.

  • Friday, August 21, 2015

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