• U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans that tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train,is greeted by well-wishers after arriving at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.  Stone, who has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he and his two childhood friends,  National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler subdued the gunman on a passenger train Aug. 21.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite smile during the ceremony inaugurating the headquarters of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. NATO Force Integration Units are small command and control headquarters whose key mission is to facilitate the rapid deployment of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force  and additional rapid response elements into the region if needed.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China shows rising power in parade marking WWII defeat

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat.

  • In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaul's book, "Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland _and How to Thwart Them," will be published Jan. 12 by Crown Forum, the publisher said Wednesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal.

  • Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

  • St. Louis Rams to practice at Scott Air Force Base

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — Twenty-two military personnel from Scott Air Force Base will join the St. Louis Rams on the practice field as the team prepares for the start of the NFL season.

  • In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, a Chinese military vehicle carrying what appears to be covered short-range ballistic missiles rolls down a main avenue during a rehearsal for a large military parade in Beijing. When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday, Sept. 3, for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    A preview of new gear China’s military showing off at parade

    BEIJING (AP) — When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Obama seals legacy-defining Iran deal as Senate Dems gather 34 votes to stymie GOP resolution

  • This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria (Legionnaires' disease). Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states in the summer of 2015, leading to multiple deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who are already sick or weakened. (Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

    Legionnaires’ outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

    CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.

  • West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and “lawful targets” for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course.