US forces attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz last year after a series of errors and will be disciplined, but they did not commit a war crime, their commander said Friday. General Joseph Votel said that on October 3, 2015, the crew of an AC-130 gunship had taken off earlier than planned without a list of protected sites and had been mistakenly guided to bombard the Kunduz trauma center. The general, head of US Central Command, said that 12 of the personnel involved -- commanders, flight crew and a special forces team on the ground -- had been suspended or removed from command and four others were reprimanded.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Friday morning, while markets in Europe and Asia take hefty losses. Health care companies are falling after some weak first-quarter reports and technology companies continue to trade lower after a late plunge a day earlier.