Defense Secretary Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

The surprise visit is Mattis’ fourth time in the country since becoming defense secretary, and it’s part of a larger trip including stops in San Diego and India.

U.S. Army General Scott Miller assumed command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, arriving as Washington faces growing questions over its strategy to force the Taliban into talks to end the grinding conflict.

Speaking with reporters this week, Mattis said he was hopeful about peace talks with the Taliban.

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Hundreds of drivers fled Interstate 5 as the fast-moving Delta fire surrounded them

The Delta fire is a fast-moving wildfire near Redding that grew to 22,000 acres by Thursday evening.

Less than 24 hours after the blaze broke out Wednesday in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Delta fire had grown to more than 15,000 acres. By Thursday evening, it had scorched 22,000 acres and was 0% contained.

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Dallas officer enters apartment she mistakes for her own, fatally shoots man inside

Dallas police said the officer called for help and told responding officers that “she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own.”

During the encounter, the officer was in full uniform and “fired her weapon striking the victim,” police said.

Botham Shem Jean was taken to the hospital and died.

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‘I hit your father with the baseball bat and he is dead’: police | PennLive.com

A woman admitted she killed her husband first to her son, then to police, according to court records.

The son immediately called the police, FOX 43 of York, Pa., reported.

When officers arrived, Deborah Ann Stephens of York Springs told them she killed her husband the night before. Now she’s facing a homicide charge, the station reported.

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