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Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack at the Marshal Fahim academy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. An Afghan official and an eyewitness say blasts have been heard and a gunbattle is occurring near the military academy in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
January 28, 2018 - 11:33 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul on Monday, and at least two soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded, officials said. A suicide bomber first attacked the army unit responsible for providing security for the...
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Kesha, center, performs "Praying" as, from left, Bebe Rexha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and Julia Michaels look on at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 11:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Grammy Award performers and attendees wore or held white roses Sunday in support of the Time's Up movement, in an awards season where every awards show has confronted sexual misconduct in show business. "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want...
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Kesha, center, performs "Praying" as, from left, Bebe Rexha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and Julia Michaels look on at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 11:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Grammy Award performers and attendees wore or held white roses Sunday in support of the Time's Up movement, in an awards season where every awards show has confronted sexual misconduct in show business. "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want...
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Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, talks to Thales CEO Chris Jenkins during a visit to Thales Underwater Systems in Sydney, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The government announced a new strategy to boost Australia into the ranks of the top 10 defense industry exporting countries within a decade through arms sales to liked-minded nations and with safeguards to keep weapons out of the hands of rogue regimes. (Daniel Munoz/AAP Image via AP)
January 28, 2018 - 11:18 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government announced a strategy Monday to create high-tech jobs and become one of the top 10 defense-industry-exporting countries within a decade through arms sales to liked-minded nations while also keeping those weapons from rogue regimes. Australia will...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Franklin County Sheriffís Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. Mohamud, of Columbus, accused in April 2015 of receiving training on weapons, combat and tactics in Syria, and then returning to the U.S. with a plan to attack a military base or a prison. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, is scheduled to sentence the Ohio man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S. following a delay in the case when a previous judge withdrew. Mohamud, who was born in Somalia but came to the U.S. as a child, was arrested in 2015 and pleaded guilty to plotting those attacks after becoming radicalized in Syria. The attacks were never carried out. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriffís Office via AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 10:30 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of plotting an attack on a federal medical facility in Texas asked a judge in December to deport him instead of sending him to prison, saying he didn't deserve to spend time behind bars, records show. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud told federal Judge Michael Watson...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Franklin County Sheriffís Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. Mohamud, of Columbus, accused in April 2015 of receiving training on weapons, combat and tactics in Syria, and then returning to the U.S. with a plan to attack a military base or a prison. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, is scheduled to sentence the Ohio man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S. following a delay in the case when a previous judge withdrew. Mohamud, who was born in Somalia but came to the U.S. as a child, was arrested in 2015 and pleaded guilty to plotting those attacks after becoming radicalized in Syria. The attacks were never carried out. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriffís Office via AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 10:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing shows an Ohio man who plotted to kill U.S. military personnel in Texas asked a federal judge to deport him instead of sending him to prison. The filing says Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) told Judge Michael Watson in December that...
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Kesha, center, performs "Praying" as, from left, Bebe Rexha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and Julia Michaels look on at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 10:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Grammy Award performers and attendees wore or held white roses Sunday in support of the Time's Up movement, in an awards season where every awards show has confronted sexual misconduct in show business. "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want...
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Kesha, center, performs "Praying" as, from left, Bebe Rexha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and Julia Michaels look on at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Grammy Award performers and attendees wore or held white roses Sunday to support of the Time's Up movement, in an awards season where every awards show has confronted sexual misconduct in show business. "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want...
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Wayne Sermon, from left, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Grammy Award performers and attendees wore or held white roses Sunday to support of the Time's Up movement, in an awards season where every awards show has confronted sexual misconduct in show business. "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want...
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Pro-Turkey Syrian fighters and Turkish troops secure the Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured the strategic hill in northwestern Syria after intense fighting on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters enters its second week, Turkey's military and Syrian war monitor reported. (AP Photo)
January 28, 2018 - 3:36 pm
KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured a strategic hill in northwestern Syria on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters entered a second week. Associated Press reporters in the Turkish border town of Kilis heard constant shelling and clashes as...
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