Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Young Afghans, 2 U.S. troops die in attacks

Afghanistan

Young Afghans, 2 U.S. troops die in attacks

Taliban attacks in eastern Afghanistan on Monday killed two U.S. soldiers and 17 Afghans, including at least 11 children. A roadside bomb destroyed a truck, killing a family of seven — including two children — on their way home from collecting firewood in Meturlam, the capital of Laghman province, officials said. A second attack, apparently aimed at U.S. forces in a remote district of Paktia province, killed two soldiers, an Afghan policeman and at least nine children when a suicide attacker on a motorcycle set off his bomb near a boys school, officials said.

Shift in cargo cited in crash of plane

Crash investigators in Afghanistan said Monday that quickly shifting cargo of heavy military vehicles contributed to the crash of a civilian cargo plane on April 29 in which all seven Americans aboard were killed. Officials said that as the Boeing 747 began to take off from Bagram Air Base, the vehicles slammed into the back of the cargo space, preventing liftoff. The plane was operated by National Air Cargo of Michigan.

Washington

Holder testimony called accurate

The Justice Department on Monday told House Republicans that Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony before a congressional committee last month was "accurate and consistent" with the facts. But the answers provided by one of the department's top deputies are likely to do little to resolve the dispute over whether Holder misled Congress by denying that the department had considered prosecuting reporters under the Espionage Act.

Blacks more likely to face pot arrests

Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession in 2010, even though the two groups used the drug at similar rates, according to new federal data reviewed by the American Civil Liberties Union. This disparity grew steadily from a decade before, and in some states, including Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, blacks were eight times as likely to be arrested.

Portland, Maine

Storms move on in East, South

The remnants of violent storms that killed more than a dozen people in Oklahoma moved out to sea with a whimper Monday, but not before sending punishing winds and torrential downpours to New England and spawning a tornado in South Carolina on Sunday. The storm blew out to the Atlantic with isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Elsewhere

Palmdale, Calif.: Nearly 3,000 Southern California residents were being allowed to return home Monday after evacuating during a massive wildfire.

Fort Hood, Texas: A military judge decided Monday to grant a request by accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to represent himself at his court-martial.

Times wires

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