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Carter: Iraqis display 'No will to fight'

Carter: Iraqis display 'No will to fight'

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces had demonstrated "no will to fight" against the Islamic State, blaming them for a retreat that led to the terrorist group's victory in capturing the Iraqi city of Ramadi. While that critical assessment ...
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About six years ago, Larry Higgins sat before a camera in a Bella Vista Veterans of Foreign Wars hall and told the story of his life.

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Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to go to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the past month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation’s vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt. Sarandon was in Nepal for five days, staying with the famed kung-fu nuns in a Buddhist monastery and later ...

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History project collects stories told by veterans

About six years ago, Larry Higgins sat before a camera in a Bella Vista Veterans of Foreign Wars hall and told the story of his life.

Ports turn to machinery sans drivers

Next year, deckhands on ships docked at Middle Harbor on California's San Pedro Bay won't see many people on the wharf. Remote-controlled cranes towering 165 feet overhead will pluck containers from vessels' holds, and driverless trucks guided by magnets embedded in the asphalt will carry cargo to robotic hoists in a sorting yard.

Names and faces

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to go to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the past month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation’s vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt. Sarandon was in Nepal for five days, staying with the famed kung-fu nuns in a Buddhist monastery and later in an orphanage that was damaged in one of the quakes.

Carter: Iraqis display 'No will to fight'

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces had demonstrated "no will to fight" against the Islamic State, blaming them for a retreat that led to the terrorist group's victory in capturing the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

This memorial day

They are beyond it all now, the dead. The soldiers who charged, never to see what happened next. The airmen who took off, but never landed. The Marine or sailor who gave everything. They are beyond all the empty words--even beyond the slow, mournful sound of Taps. They are beyond the sweat and muck and blood. They are beyond the pain and death, the anguish spoken and unspoken, the horror first anticipated, then recalled. They are beyond even the heroism and courage of men at war, which we rightly celebrate today, and poets since Virgil have exalted. Of arms and the man I sing . . . .

Two for Juan

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.

New Oakland police policy draws protests

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland to against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests — the second such gathering in as many days.

Iraqi official: US defense chief has 'incorrect information'

BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the Iraqi government says U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been given "incorrect information" following his criticism of its security forces over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group.

Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays.

Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.

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