• In this Monday, Aug 17, 2015 photo, a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter lands at the NATO Airfield next to the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land whose lack of rail transport or decent roads makes almost every intercity journey a perilous adventure -- even without factoring in attacks from Taliban militants. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism.

  • New Mexico volleyball team involved in bus crash in Texas

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the New Mexico Military Institute’s girls college volleyball team suffered minor injuries when their bus crashed following a tournament in Texas.

  • Bicyclist fatally struck by car at Albuquerque intersection

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist has succumbed to his injuries stemming from a collision with a vehicle at an Albuquerque intersection.

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday.

  • CORRECTS SADLER’S SCHOOL TO SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY - From the left, British businessman Chris Norman, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., pose at the Elysee Palace, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 in Paris, France. Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler, three long-time friends who subdued a gunman on Friday, Aug. 21, as he moved through a speeding train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. Norman also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

    Moogalian recounts train attack in French magazine interview

    PARIS (AP) — The first inkling Mark Moogalian had that something was amiss on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris was when he saw a man dragging his suitcase into the bathroom.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The Latest on TV shooting: Father of slain TV reporter says family numb after shooting deaths

  • Member of belgian and french police stay next to a Thalys train at the Brussels Midi - Zuid train station, on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.  Security has become more visible after an attack on Friday of a Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts)

    Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

    PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train in France is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers — but his family defended him Wednesday, saying he was in a desperate situation.

  • 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.

  • Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    You can blame the beeping economy for worst US traffic ever

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

  • 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)

    American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday.