• Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waits for the arrival of European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Erdogan is on a two-day visit to meet Belgian and EU officials. (Francois Lenoir, Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for “irresponsible behavior” after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.

    Updated: 3:49 pm

  • This Nov. 15, 2013 photo released by NASA shows the three-story Human Exploration Research Analog habitat at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The space agency, which is contemplating a future journey to Mars, is working with a military laboratory at the submarine base in Groton, Conn., to measure how teams handle stress during month-long simulations of space flight. (Bill Stafford/NASA via AP)

    How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it’s tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

    Updated: 6:36 am

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015

    The Latest: Uncle of crewmember says El Faro had modern lifeboats, unsure if they used them

  • Somalia wants to liberate territory held by al-Shabab soon

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia’s prime minister said Friday the government wants to liberate all remaining territory held by the Islamic militant group al-Shabab in the coming year and have its own forces take over the country’s security from an African Union force in the next two to three years.

  • Former Joint Chiefs chairman Dempsey joining NBA as adviser

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the recently retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed special adviser to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Friday.

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    The Latest: Oregon college cancels classes all of next week; 9 victims are identified

  • In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 a bomb explosion is seen in Syria. Reacting to criticism that it is targeting opponents of the Syrian government, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Thursday that Russia's airstrikes in Syria are targeting not only Islamic State militants but also other groups. (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

    The Latest: Putin denies reports of civilian deaths

    MOSCOW (AP) — The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • French peacekeeping soldiers patrol the city of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.  42 deaths have been confirmed in Bangui since sectarian clashes erupted on Saturday between rivaling Christian and Muslim militias, but it is too dangerous for aid organizations to collect the bodies or help the wounded, according to Antoine Mbao-Bogo of The Red Cross. (AP Photo)

    Red Cross: Wounded trapped in C. African Republic capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Aid officials pleaded for access to the neighborhoods of Central African Republic’s treacherous capital on Wednesday, saying that sectarian clashes between rivaling Christian and Muslim militias make it too dangerous to help the wounded and to recover bodies.

  • Four lifeguards from Barcelona, Spain, working as volunteers, help disembarking a dinghy as migrants and refugees arrive from the Turkish coasts to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million, with some 388,000 entering via Greece. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    The Latest: Czechs drill in preparation for influx

    PARIS (AP) — The latest developments as European nations struggle to cope with tens of thousands of people trekking across the continent to find safety. All times local:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Russia says warplanes hit Islamic State and coordinated with US, denying criticism