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  • Members of the Rolla Patriot Guard Riders travel along the procession route on 10th Street in Rolla, Mo., after the funeral service of Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, of Effingham, Ill., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Owens was a soldier killed in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rolla Daily News, Paul Hackbarth)

    Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

    A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week's shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was been buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high school and met his wife.

  • The U.S., Texas and City of Killeen flags fly at at half staff for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Killeen, Texas.  A soldier, Spc. Ivan Lopez,  opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Soldiers killed at Fort Hood had years of service

    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, on Friday released the names of the three soldiers killed by Spc. Ivan Lopez, who then used the same .45-caliber pistol to kill himself. Milley said the shooting rampage on Wednesday at Fort Hood followed a verbal altercation.

  • Ohio National Guard soldiers return from Kuwait

    The Ohio Army National Guard is welcoming home about 260 soldiers returning from deployment in Kuwait at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio.

  • NY Guard chief visits troops serving in Kuwait

    The head of the New York National Guard has wrapped up a visit to troops from the Empire State serving in the Persian Gulf.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the opening session of the second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace, Kuwait City on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014. Kuwait pledged $500 million and the United States promised $380 million to alleviate the suffering of Syrians affected by the country's civil war at the start of the fundraising conference that international aid officials hope will generate billions of dollars needed this year.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

    Kerry plays down spat with Israeli defense chief

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday played down criticism by Israel's defense minister of American efforts to broker peace in the Middle East, saying he wouldn't let "one set of comments" undermine his work.

  • A Syrian rebel fighter returns from fighting Syrian army forces in Aleppo. The opposition isn't fighting just a brutal regime; it's also battling al Qaeda-linked extremists who have joined the fight against Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

    U.S. allies let funds flow to al Qaeda in Syria

    The United States has had limited success cutting off funding to the al Qaeda-linked fighters and foreign jihadists flowing into Syria — in part because of a lack of cooperation on the part of Middle Eastern allies, Intelligence and national security community sources say.

  • A member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood raises the Koran in front of a banner that reads "Bashar go out Syria is free." The Brotherhood has emerged as one of the better-organized opponents of the Syrian regime. (Associated Press)

    Despite loss of influence in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood branches stay strong

    The Muslim Brotherhood — battered in Egypt and losing popularity in some Arab countries — remains a political force across the Middle East and North Africa where the Islamist group is the main beneficiary of Arab Spring protests that have toppled entrenched dictatorships since 2010.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is part of a delegation that traveled to Kuwait and Afghanistan this week to visit troops (Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense)

    Virginia Gov. McDonnell travels to Kuwait, Afghanistan

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has put some distance between himself and a scandal involving gifts and loans from a wealthy Virginia businessman — about 7,000 miles — to visit troops in Kuwait and Afghanistan..

  • ** FILE ** The Ratqa oilfield in the northern Kuwaiti desert. (Associated Press)

    100 Americans trapped in Kuwait over contract snub

    An estimated 100 U.S. citizens are trapped on U.S. military bases in Kuwait, unable to leave the post else face arrest — the victims of a Kuwaiti prime minister's sister-in-law who felt snubbed when a recent contract wrapped without renewal.

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