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KABUL, Afghanistan | New Pentagon chief makes global debut with status uncertain

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At an extraordinary moment in Pentagon history, a former business executive with little political stature and without military experience is making his international debut as the acting U.S. secretary of defense. After conferring Monday with Afghan leaders and American military commanders and diplomats in Kabul, Pat Shanahan was scheduled to attend … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | New Pentagon chief makes global debut with status uncertain

WASHINGTON | As hearing looms, GOP’s woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Ahead of the extraordinary moment, never has the GOP’s problem with women been more apparent. And it comes six weeks before the midterm … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As hearing looms, GOP’s woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Services and other events set for McCain

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Plans are coming together for services and other events to honor the late Sen. John McCain over the next week. Those involved in planning McCain’s farewell say the Arizona Republican will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Services and other events set for McCain

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Petraeus says McCain ‘had the backs’ of troops

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Retired Gen. David Petraeus is honoring Sen. John McCain as a distinguished veteran who always “had the backs” of military service members. Petraeus, a former CIA director who previously oversaw coalition forces in Iraq, tells ABC’s “This Week” that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Petraeus says McCain ‘had the backs’ of troops