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Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John Campbell, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers open the "Resolute Support" flag during a ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with the ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul.


2014-12-28 04:09:43 -0700

Michael Brown memorial vandalizedThe spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street."


2014-12-28 08:48:22 -0700

Greece ferry fireAn Italian Coast Guard official says one person died while attempting to escape from a blazing ferry stranded in the Adriatic Sea, and another was injured.


2014-12-28 13:35:10 -0700