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Marines and sailors from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head for a Marine Medium Tiltorotor Squadron 365 MV-22 Osprey at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Image: U.S. Marine Corps) ** FILE **

Marine dies in Baghdad in noncombat incident

Associated Press

The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Charles Chauncey, who flew 35 missions in a B-29 bomber during World War II, sits in the gunner position of a B-29 as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and the National World War II Museum. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

- Associated Press

The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian’s final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Marine murder case reveals U.S.-Philippine sore spot

- Associated Press

American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila’s uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

War Loot: Islamic State militants rummage through a cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces. The weapons were meant to supply Kurdish forces battling the extremist group in Kobani, Syria, but "now they are spoils for the mujahedeen," one militant said. (Associated Press)

Islamic State among ‘best-funded’ terrorist groups on earth: Treasury Dept.

- The Washington Times

With the exception of a handful of state-sponsored militant groups, the Islamic State is likely the “best-funded terrorist organization” Washington has ever confronted, raising roughly $1 million a day from black market oil sales, $20 million in ransoms over the past year and millions a month through extortion rackets in Syria and Iraq, the Treasury Department’s top official tracking terrorist financing said Thursday.

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In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

- Associated Press

It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

Correction: US-United States-Iraq-US Death story

Associated Press

In a story Oct. 24 about the death of a U.S. service member in the fight against the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the soldier who died in a noncombat-related incident was the first death in the military operation. A Marine who ejected from a plane over the Persian Gulf earlier in October and was presumed lost at sea was the first death, although that soldier isn't on the Defense Department's public list of deaths because the official paperwork hasn't been completed.

Senate candidates on the issues

- Associated Press

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his GOP challenger Ed Gillespie have finished up their debates and joint appearances and are now in the final spring to the Nov. 4 election.

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in front of the state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. El-Sissi said the deadly assault on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai that killed at least 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha)

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

- Associated Press

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

NASA veteran sees program evolve

Associated Press

A Kentucky native who is now a top administrator for NASA says a manned mission to Mars is the main focus of the American space program evolving into a "deep space" venture.

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

- Associated Press

As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity.

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, holds an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council with top officials after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi, the former defense minister and army chief who overthrew Morsi last year, declared a three-day mourning period. (AP Photo/MENA)

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

- Associated Press

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

- Associated Press

Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.

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Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

- Associated Press

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.