Afghan army collapse 'took us all by surprise,' U.S. defense secretary saysAsia Pacific · 5:31 PM UTC
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army's sudden collapse caught the Pentagon off-guard as he acknowledged miscalculations in America's longest war including corruption and damaged morale in Afghan ranks.
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Gunman in 2018 Maryland newspaper massacre sentenced to five life terms
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Biden: Congress must pass infrastructure bill, 'Build Back Better' agenda
President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass both the infrastructure bill that has drawn support from Democrats and Republicans as well as legislation supporting his Build Back Better agenda, saying voters elected Democrats to act.
Spain pledges aid to La Palma as erratic eruption keeps island guessing
Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island where a volcanic eruption has wrecked buildings and destroyed crops over the past nine days.