Indian troops killed four gunmen who had entered an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan and exchanged fire with security forces on Saturday, officials and news reports said. At least two Indian soldiers were also killed.
The USS Chattanooga, a WWI-era flagship, was reduced to scrap in the 1920s. It's 200-pound deck bell, however, survived. Thanks to the tenacious efforts of a Navy Reserve petty officer, the bell is slated to become part of a memorial to honor the five servicemembers killed in the July 16, 2015, terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1981, while he was a student at Bridgewater State College. He enrolled in the Guard's officer candidate program and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1983.
Faisal Uday Faisal set off to Turkey to join more than a million refugees and migrants who have made their way to Europe in the past year. But despite a grueling month-long journey to Sweden, he came back home – one of a surging number of returnees.
Nicola Maxey, a press officer from the UK's national weather service, noted in an email that it was too early to say for sure whether climate change was a major contributor to this winter's extreme rainfall – but added that evidence from both physics and the study of weather systems suggests that it may have played a part.
When the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State last May, the White House called it a "setback." The administration's many critics called it a disaster, and proof that President Obama's strategy to defeat the militants was failing. The recent operation that drove out Islamic State militants from Ramadi "was a test of whether the Iraqi security forces were willing to fight," said a senior U.S. official.
Close to the southern tip of Texas a border wall suddenly ends. Its final post sits in a dry cornfield half a mile (less than a kilometer) from the nearest bend in the Rio Grande river, the actual border with Mexico.
Two Modesto men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Fresno on Thursday, charged with being felons in possession of a firearm. One of the men, 31-year-old Orlando Rangel, also was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
Two Democratic state legislators announced Thursday they will lead a delegation visiting Cuba next week looking to form relationships between Cuba and Iowa in order to open up options for potential future trade.