Retired Military Dogs Find New Purpose in US Meth Wars

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INDIANAPOLIS  — Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs. The dogs are being deployed to departments in Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, Nebraska and Georgia as part of a venture that organizers say gives police a resource ... more

Russia Says Published US Military Plan is 'Confrontational'

Russian military vehicles including the new Russian T-14 Armata tank, center, make their way to Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 4, 2015.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia criticized a newly-published U.S. military strategy, referring to it as confrontational and lacking objectivity toward Russia. The 24-page 2015 National Military Strategy of the United States (NMS), prepared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the Secretary of Defense to outline the armed services' military objectives, was released earlier ... more

US, Cuba Reach Agreement to Open Embassies

In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. Ramon Espinosa/AP

WASHINGTON -- The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday at the White House. The U.S. Embassy in Havana is schedule... more

Massive Assault on Egypt Army in Sinai Kills 53 Troops

An Egyptian military officer watches at a post in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, in Kerem Shalom village, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated execution of the attacks show that the long-running insur... more

Iranian Minister: I Have a Mandate to Clinch Nuke Deal

In this file photo taken Jan. 14, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as they walk in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the next round of nuclear discussions. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

VIENNA — Iran's foreign minister returned to the nuclear talks in Vienna where negotiators are struggling to overcome still significant differences and preparing to work through Tuesday's self-imposed deadline for a deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejoined the talks after a day of consultations in Tehran and was meeting firs... more

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