Militant Pleads Not Guilty in Benghazi Attacks

Ahmed Abu Khattala

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last w... more

Submarine Hunt Sends Cold War Chill across Baltic

The Swedish military is searching for evidence of a Russian submarine intrusion in its waters. File photo

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft tha... more

Slaying Could Threaten US-Philippine Security Agreement Plans

Two decades after the U.S. Navy left the Philippines, Subic Bay is a quiet, seaside town but many of the facilities built by the Americans remain in place. (Stars and Stripes photo)

Anti-American protests have long been a staple outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila. It doesn’t take much to get leftists and students riled up, chanting and burning flags and effigies. But while they’re vocal, protests generally have represented a fairly small segment of Philippine society, except during major flare-ups in bilateral ties. Now th... more

Austin Defends Effectiveness of Airstrikes Against ISIS

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Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. Central Command, outlined his "Iraq first" strategy Friday for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while sidestepping whether the White House had rejected his recommendation for U.S. ground troops to call in airstrikes. "My job is to assess the situation and provide my best advice," Austin said... more

Pentagon Ebola Scare Over, Woman Not Stricken with Virus

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Officials say a bus passenger who fell ill at the south parking lot of the Pentagon does not have Ebola and the brief quarantine of the lot and other passengers has been lifted. According to the woman's employer, she had not been to Africa, as she said. However, the increased political and media attention over recent cases of Ebola in the U... more

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