Senators to ask US general about troop levels in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is to face questions on Capitol Hill about how many troops should stay in the war-torn nation where the Taliban recently overran a northern city and a U.S. airstrike hit a medical clinic.
Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before taking his own life ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.
Amid unrest in West Bank, Israel demolishes militants' homes
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem, the army's first concrete steps following a late night Cabinet meeting in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a "strong hand" to quell recent deadly attacks.