Afghan military faces surge in roadside bombs It had been planted not just to kill ... or improvised explosive devices. “Fighting them face-to-face is not a problem for us; our weakness is mines, we have some weakness countering mines,” Jan said. After 12 years of war, roadside bombs are the ... 10/3/2013 - 2:57 am | View Link
Bombs kill 11 Afghan children, two NATO soldiers, six others The Afghan army and police are fighting the insurgency this year with little or no help from international forces that have been in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to ... from suicide bombings to improvised bombs that are often accidentally ... 06/3/2013 - 10:31 am | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks The U.S.-led military coalition ends its mission next year ... 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The Taliban have littered many of the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians instead of security forces. An explosion from ... 06/2/2013 - 3:44 am | View Link
Afghan Improvised Bombs Kill Fewer U.S.-Led Troops Washington, DC (written by Tom Vanden Brook/USA Today) -- U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon ... 06/27/2012 - 1:25 am | View Link
Afghan improvised bombs kill fewer U.S.-led troops WASHINGTON – U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show. Now, less than half of troop ... 06/26/2012 - 7:16 pm | View Link
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Improvised explosive device The term Improvised Explosive Device comes from the British Army in the 1970s, after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) used bombs made from agricultural ... 04/16/2014 - 12:07 pm | View Website
iCasualties | Operation Enduring Freedom | Afghanistan At least seven Taliban militants were killed and six others were arrested during military operations by Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours. 04/16/2014 - 11:17 am | View Website
25 Tons of Bombs Wipe Afghan Town Off Map [Updated ... An American-led military unit pulverized an Afghan village in Kandahar’s Arghandab River Valley in October, after it became overrun with Taliban insurgents. 04/16/2014 - 4:43 am | View Website
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Department of Human Services officials tell Hawaii lawmakers the agency may seek about $4.5 million from the Legislature next year to cover money owed by the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
Director Patricia McManaman told state senators during a hearing Wednesday that the department would probably pay back the state if it asks for the funds.
South Dakota U. S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers have been tossing out figures of taxpayer losses ranging from zero dollars to $80 million.
The governor's office says about $3.5 million in state grants supported the Northern Beef project.
Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand in which it led at the end of just one inning and dropped to 1-11 in home games, including a pair of losses in Australia that started the season.
Gee also had an RBI groundout and made a nice play in the sixth after centerfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis failed in a diving attempt to catch Gerardo Parra's blooper.
Parra took off for second and Gee, seeing no one covering the base, rushed to the bag and tagged the runner out on the throw from shortstop Ruben Tejada.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
 Adley rewrote the proposal Wednesday to instead give the governor authority to remove members if they violate state law "or public policy."
Robert Travis Scott, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a nonpartisan government watchdog group, said the flood protection authorities were structured with limited oversight from the governor to de-politicize their work.
The lawsuit, which blames the drilling activities of the companies for coastal erosion in Louisiana's vulnerable wetlands, was filed without the support of the governor's office.
Jindal has called the board's lawsuit a windfall for trial lawyers because of the contingency fee arrangement, which would give the attorneys a slice of any judgment rather than a flat fee.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that more than $12 million in heroin and crystal meth reportedly was confiscated in the arrests.
The suspects were arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on multiple counts of drug possession.
Women's National Basketball AssociationMINNESOTA LYNX — Traded G Sugar Rodgers to New York for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.
HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueBUFFALO SABRES — Announced goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return next season and the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed.
Announced assistant coach Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered jobs within the team's hockey department.
WINNIPEG JETS — Signed coach Paul Maurice to a four-year contract extension.
CINCINNATI — Named Matt Cosinuke women's assistant soccer coach.
KANSAS STATE — Signed men's basketball coach Bruce Weber to a one-year contract extension through 2018-19.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Named Tom Hodges women's assistant basketball coach.