All troops at Afghanistan bases were ordered to carry loaded weapons around the clock after an increase in attacks by Afghan security forces, a U.S. official said Friday. "Green-on-blue" attacks have been carried out by Afghans in security uniforms.
Officers say some of the U.S. troops killed early today are thought to be special operations forces. Other Operation Enduring Freedom copter crashes have killed Americans and Turks this year.
A new elementary school on Fort Riley has welcomed 675 students for the start of the new school year. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announces WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London. Patino says British authorities have threatened to "assault" the embassy adding, "We are not a British colony."
The USAF's unmanned X-51A Waverider went out of control Wednesday before the scramjet engine could be ignited, the Air Force said.
Controllers "couldn't be happier" with Curiosity so far, a scientist says after the rover landed in Gale Crater on August 6; The rover could take its first short test drive in about a week, the mission manager says.
At least 70 people have been killed across Syria on Tuesday, the opposition reports. Officials vote to suspend Syria from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The short list of candidates is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Saturday's announcement will be made in Norfolk.
Col. Glenn Palmer, commander of the 737th Training Group at Lackland AFB, speaks to trainees in San Antonio. The Air Force has relieved Palmer, a top commander at Lackland Air Force base from his position in the wake of wake of a widening sex scandal. (William Luther, AP Photo/ The San Antonio Express-News)
360-degree color panorama of Gale Crater includes Mount Sharp. The peak is the Mars rover Curiosity's prime target. The Curiosity rover performed "flawlessly" on its third day on Mars, according to NASA controllers.
The unmanned Morpheus is designed to carry cargo to the moon. NASA calls failed tests "part of the development process," as operators recover data from the crashed lander.
At least 57 members of an Islamist sect, including children, have been discovered living underground in the Republic of Tatarstan, according to Russian police
Opposition reports at least 116 deaths in fighting across the country Monday. Analysts say Riyad Hijab's departure is a symbolic blow for Syria's government.