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US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

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US is to roll out 1st phase of Mideast peace plan in Bahrain next month at a forum on economic benefits to region. More>>

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

(Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.... (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge....
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A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom does not want war but will defend itself, amid a recent spike in tensions with archrival Iran. More>>

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

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APNewsBreak: The Senate's top Democrat wants an investigation into whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. More>>

India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

(AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ride a motorbike during an election campaign rally ahead of general elections in Borhol... (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ride a motorbike during an election campaign rally ahead of general elections in Borhol...
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Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, gruellng campaign season. More>>

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

(AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in ... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in ...
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Kashmir human rights group advocates for a UN investigation of what it calls an endemic use of torture by government forces in the disputed region. More>>

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

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President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to protect the U.S. against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities. More>>

Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2...
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The Trump administration's announcement that it plans curbs on exports of U.S. components to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons could hurt U.S. suppliers. More>>

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

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Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. More>>

The Latest: US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE -  In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft c... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft c...
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An apparent rocket attack has exploded near the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government headquarters and the US Embassy. More>>

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm; Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm;
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U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being 'misidentified' amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. More>>

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser.
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President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports for now. More>>

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

(Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails in front of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft car... (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails in front of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft car...
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A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling US Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. More>>

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

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The office of Florida's governor says President Donald Trump told him he wouldn't authorize to fly hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to South Florida on a weekly basis. More>>

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

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Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. More>>

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces march as they hold their flag and posters of Iraqi and Iranian Shiites spiritual leaders during "al-Quds" or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq. When U... (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces march as they hold their flag and posters of Iraqi and Iranian Shiites spiritual leaders during "al-Quds" or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq. When U...
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As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery. More>>

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, pictures of people facing criminal charges are seen after a news conference in Washington, about an May 16, 2017, altercation outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington during the ... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, pictures of people facing criminal charges are seen after a news conference in Washington, about an May 16, 2017, altercation outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington during the ...
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Lawsuits arising from a brawl outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington in 2017 are raising tough questions of law and diplomacy. More>>

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

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A federal judge in California will consider a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to tap billions of dollars from the Defense and Treasury departments to build his prized border wall with Mexico. More>>

Ammo from crashed F-16 safely destroyed

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows where an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. Maj. Perry Covington, director of pub... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows where an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. Maj. Perry Covington, director of pub...
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A fire official says it's 'a miracle' there was no explosion after an F-16 fighter jet plowed into a warehouse near a Southern California air base. More>>

Pelosi to meet Mnuchin in hopes of deals on debt, spending

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders have arranged to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney next week. More>>

Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to attend a fundraiser, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to attend a fundraiser, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
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President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not a path to war with Iran. More>>

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit' Video included

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington.
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A new immigration proposal from President Donald Trump focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card system. More>>

The Latest: Tariff agreement hailed by business groups

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York.
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Sources say the United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they had imposed on a wide range of U.S. products. More>>

Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by auth... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by auth...
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A former Colombian rebel leader who narrowly dodged extradition to the U.S. on drug charges has injured himself in jail while waiting for court-ordered release. More>>

Aid groups say conditions in northwest Syria at crisis point

(Agencia de noticias Thiqa vía AP). Esta imagen tomada de un video proporcionado por la agencia de noticias Thiqa, muestra a unos residentes que son desplazados de su aldea en el norte de Idlib, Siria, el jueves 9 de mayo de 2019. (Agencia de noticias Thiqa vía AP). Esta imagen tomada de un video proporcionado por la agencia de noticias Thiqa, muestra a unos residentes que son desplazados de su aldea en el norte de Idlib, Siria, el jueves 9 de mayo de 2019.
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Dozens of international aid groups and U.N. officials say conditions in Syria's northwest have reached "crisis point" and are calling for an immediate end to the fighting. More>>

Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speak at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is comm... (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speak at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is comm...
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Iran's foreign minister presses ahead with diplomatic efforts to salvage nuclear deal at center of US-Iran crisis. More>>

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). A woman shows a 2012 publication of a local newspaper carrying the story of the 1967 Cuban guerrilla operation in Machurucuto, Venezuela, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force of 12 guerrilla... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). A woman shows a 2012 publication of a local newspaper carrying the story of the 1967 Cuban guerrilla operation in Machurucuto, Venezuela, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force of 12 guerrilla...
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For all the bluster coming from Washington about President Nicolas Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela _ or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. More>>

Basque separatist chief jailed in France, day after capture

(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). A poster with the face of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera is attached to a wall in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16, 2019. The most wanted member of the Basque separatist militant group ETA... (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). A poster with the face of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera is attached to a wall in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16, 2019. The most wanted member of the Basque separatist militant group ETA...
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A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA has been jailed in France, a day after his arrest in a French Alpine town ended 17 years on the run. More>>

Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

(AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). Algerian students face riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned April 2 2019 under pressure from the protesters, an... (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). Algerian students face riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned April 2 2019 under pressure from the protesters, an...
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Protesters have flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance. More>>

Correction: Russia Probe-Florida Voting story

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Members of Florida's congressional delegation say it's "unacceptable" that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security Department won't publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases ahead of the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: Efforts to influence Flynn?

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Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia investigation. More>>

UN urges public inquiry into abuse by British troops in Iraq

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A U.N. committee is calling for an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and torture by British troops in Iraq. More>>

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

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Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia investigation. More>>

Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, immigrants from Central America seeking asylum board a bus in San Antonio. The Trump administration has alerted two counties in Florida to prepare for an influx of immigrants at the b... (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, immigrants from Central America seeking asylum board a bus in San Antonio. The Trump administration has alerted two counties in Florida to prepare for an influx of immigrants at the b...
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A Florida mayor says he's been alerted by the federal government of plans to send hundreds of migrants to two major cities to help alleviate problems at the U.S. Mexico border. More>>

Alligator blocks runway at Air Force base in Florida

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Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway. More>>

The Latest: New immigration plan to change focus from family Video included

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump's immigration plan doesn't include young "Dreamer" immigrants because past plans involving them have failed. More>>

Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

(AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage). Khalid Zerouali, director of Migration and Border Surveillance in Morocco's Interior Ministry, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Khalid Zerouali s... (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage). Khalid Zerouali, director of Migration and Border Surveillance in Morocco's Interior Ministry, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Khalid Zerouali s...
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Morocco's border security chief says the North African kingdom is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to reach Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year. More>>

Australian leader says 2 Rwandans aren't massacre suspects

(Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison talks to media Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cairns, Australia. Morrison on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in ... (Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison talks to media Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cairns, Australia. Morrison on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in ...
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Australia's prime minister says two Rwandan refugees who resettled in Australia last year are no longer suspects in the massacre of 8 tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. More>>

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, smiles prior to give a press conference, at the OECD headquarters, in Paris, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate a... (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, smiles prior to give a press conference, at the OECD headquarters, in Paris, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate a...
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Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online. More>>

Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Residents rest on a bench backdropped by a mural featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. In the fourth month of their standoff, Maduro and oppos... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia). Residents rest on a bench backdropped by a mural featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. In the fourth month of their standoff, Maduro and oppos...
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Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country's crisis. More>>

Basque militant ETA chief arrested after 17 years on the run

(AP Photo/Bob Edme, File). FILE - In this Sept.3, 2000 file photo, Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, a leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, is pictured in Bayonne, southwestern France. Spain's Interior Minist... (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File). FILE - In this Sept.3, 2000 file photo, Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, a leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, is pictured in Bayonne, southwestern France. Spain's Interior Minist...
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Spain's Interior Ministry says that a longtime chief of the Basque separatist militant group ETA has been arrested in the French Alps. More>>

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is committ... (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is committ...
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Iran's top diplomat says his country committed to nuclear deal but escalating US sanctions 'unacceptable'. More>>

Eurovision Song Contest decides this year's final lineup

(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner). Jonida Maliqi of Albania performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest second semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner). Jonida Maliqi of Albania performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest second semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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The Eurovision Song Contest has decided the final 10 contestants who will battle to be crowned best pop act in Europe, following the event's second semifinal. More>>

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

(AP Photo). In this undated photograph obtained by The Associated Press, a UAV-X drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels is seen in Hodeida, Yemen. A Yemen rebel drone strike this week, likely by UAV-Xs, on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the oth... (AP Photo). In this undated photograph obtained by The Associated Press, a UAV-X drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels is seen in Hodeida, Yemen. A Yemen rebel drone strike this week, likely by UAV-Xs, on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the oth...
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Bomb-laden drones flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels now have reach to threaten nearly all of Arabian Peninsula. More>>

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

(AP Photo). In this frame grab from from video, people search in the rubble following Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least six, including children, officials said, in the residential center of the capital, Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 16,... (AP Photo). In this frame grab from from video, people search in the rubble following Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least six, including children, officials said, in the residential center of the capital, Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 16,...
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Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all issues through talks to avoid conflict. More>>

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. A 2½-year-old Guatemalan child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fou... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. A 2½-year-old Guatemalan child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fou...
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A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December. More>>

Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret

(U.S. Army via AP). This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of four U.S. servicemen ... (U.S. Army via AP). This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of four U.S. servicemen ...
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A U.S. Navy SEAL has pleaded guilty to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. More>>

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to attend a fundraiser, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to attend a fundraiser, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
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President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not a path to war with Iran. More>>

The Latest: 12 treated after F-16 crash in California

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A fire official says a dozen people have been treated for exposure to debris after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a Southern California warehouse without causing major injuries. More>>

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for refusing to testify

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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she'll stay in jail "forever" rather than testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. More>>

The Latest: Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters, after arriving at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Manning spoke about the federal court’s continued attempts to compel her... (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters, after arriving at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Manning spoke about the federal court’s continued attempts to compel her...
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail - again - for refusing to testify to a grand jury. More>>

24 in Morocco face trial in Nordic hikers' slayings

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Twenty-four people have gone on trial in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that shocked Denmark, Norway and Morocco itself. More>>

Warren proposes new ethics rules at the Pentagon

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Elizabeth Warren is releasing a new proposal to overhaul ethics rules at the Pentagon that would impose a four-year timeout before top Department of Defense officials could join the contracting industry. More>>

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Protester Andres Miguel Harris, who was born in Venezuela, protests with other outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Protester Andres Miguel Harris, who was born in Venezuela, protests with other outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country. More>>

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North

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President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. More>>

Some TSA employees are being sent to the US-Mexico border

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Several hundred TSA employees are being sent to the US-Mexico border as part of Homeland Security plan. More>>

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

(Satellite image © 2019 Planet Labs Inc. via AP). This satellite image provided by Planet Labs Inc. shows Saudi Aramco's Pumping Station No. 8 near al-Duadmi, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, after what the kingdom described as a drone attack on th... (Satellite image © 2019 Planet Labs Inc. via AP). This satellite image provided by Planet Labs Inc. shows Saudi Aramco's Pumping Station No. 8 near al-Duadmi, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, after what the kingdom described as a drone attack on th...
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Image shows oil pumping station attacked by drones in Saudi Arabia apparently intact. More>>

Sudan's army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations

(AP Photo). Protesters walk towards the sitin protest outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnig... (AP Photo). Protesters walk towards the sitin protest outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnig...
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Sudan's ruling generals, protesters say they're making progress in negotiations, agree on length of transition period. More>>

Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push Video included

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A South Carolina Republican senator wants to make it harder for Central Americans to win asylum in the U.S. and says President Donald Trump should cut an immigration deal with Democrats. More>>

The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley, U.S. Navy via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Jason Caldwell, assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter ... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley, U.S. Navy via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Jason Caldwell, assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter ...
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The Latest: US Embassy in Iraq says State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away. More>>

Greek court clears 9 jailed before Erdogan visit

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A Greek court has cleared of terrorism and criminal arms charges nine people arrested in Athens ahead of a 2017 visit by Turkey's president and accused of belonging to a militant Turkish group. More>>

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance

(Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP). In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish s... (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP). In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish s...
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U.S. leaders discover that Britain, other nations in Europe are showing reluctance in supporting Washington over dealing with Iran. More>>

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret's death

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One of four U.S. servicemen charged in the 2017 death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa plans to formally accept a plea deal. More>>

Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Louisiana. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Louisiana.
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U.S. claims that Iran poses a growing threat are meeting international skepticism as well as worries of a slide toward war. More>>

Female veterans want new caucus and clout in US politics

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FIEL - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., arrives for a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing for the Departments of the Army and Air Force on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congresswom... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FIEL - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., arrives for a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing for the Departments of the Army and Air Force on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congresswom...
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Female military veterans in the House say they're setting up a caucus that advocates for women who serve or have served. More>>

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

(Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley, U.S. Navy via AP). In this Friday, May 10, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft gets ready to launch from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abr... (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley, U.S. Navy via AP). In this Friday, May 10, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft gets ready to launch from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abr...
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Key events in the recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran. More>>

Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean). A man holding anti-Eurovision banner confronts an Israeli border policeman as Palestinian marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation. Demonstrations were held across th... (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean). A man holding anti-Eurovision banner confronts an Israeli border policeman as Palestinian marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation. Demonstrations were held across th...
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Palestinians mark 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during 1948 war around Israel's creation. More>>

Consumers could be collateral damage if US expands tariffs

(AP Photo/Andy Wong). A man chats with workers near a fruit section selling oranges from the United States and fruits from China at a supermarket in Beijing, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday... (AP Photo/Andy Wong). A man chats with workers near a fruit section selling oranges from the United States and fruits from China at a supermarket in Beijing, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday...
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The United States has issued a $300 billion target list of additional Chinese goods for tariff hikes in a possible new escalation of a trade fight that is shaking financial markets and fueling concern about global economic growth. More>>

Turkey denies delaying Russian S-400 deal

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has denied that Turkey is delaying the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia amid tensions with the United States. More>>

Turkey detains 2 militants trying to enter parliament

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Officials say police have detained two suspected left-wing militants who tried to enter Turkey's parliament with sharp objects and a hoax explosive device. More>>

Anxiety, hope as church schools wait to reopen in Sri Lanka

(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena). In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, photo, Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the entrance to Good Shepherd convent and the St. Benedict's college in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful t... (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena). In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, photo, Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the entrance to Good Shepherd convent and the St. Benedict's college in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful t...
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Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen this week for the first time since last month's devastating Easter attacks on churches and hotels. More>>

Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland

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The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. More>>

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019. As many as four oil tankers anchored ... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019. As many as four oil tankers anchored ...
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New satellite photos obtained by AP show the oil tankers that Gulf officials alleged were the targets of "sabotage" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Security agents attack Sudanese sit-ins, 5 killed in clashes

(AP Photo). FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, second right, speaks at a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. As the uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained s... (AP Photo). FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, second right, speaks at a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. As the uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained s...
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Sudanese medical union: 6 people, including army officer, killed in clashes between security forces, protesters. More>>

Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

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A senior officer in the U.S.-led military coalition combating the Islamic State says there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria. More>>

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

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After an FBI briefing, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Border wall to go up in national monument, wildlife refuge

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The federal government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. More>>

Sri Lankan gov't minister: At least 1 Muslim killed in riots

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A Sri Lankan Cabinet minister says a Muslim man was killed and dozens of shops and mosques were destroyed in communal violence in apparent retaliation to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people. More>>

The Latest: Some allies skeptical about US claims on Iran

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The U.S. military says American troops in Iraq and Syria are now on a higher level of alert due to "credible and possibly imminent" threats from Iran, rebutting an earlier statement from a British officer. More>>

AP sources: Trump officials discussed deporting families

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AP sources: Homeland Security officials considered rounding up migrant families around the country who had final deportation orders, and detain and remove them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force. More>>

AP source: Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Annual Candlelight Vigil to commemorate new names added to the monument, during a ceremony at the National Mall in Washington, Mond... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Annual Candlelight Vigil to commemorate new names added to the monument, during a ceremony at the National Mall in Washington, Mond...
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Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation. More>>

Chelsea Manning memoir coming in winter of 2020

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte...
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Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking government documents, has a book deal. More>>

The Latest: Rouhani adviser says Trump moving toward war

Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers were attacked Sunday off the coast of the UAE port city of Fujairah.; Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers were attacked Sunday off the coast of the UAE port city of Fujairah.;
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The Latest: Saudi Arabia says oil infrastructure belonging to state-run oil company Aramco targeted in attacks. More>>

Mali calls for more EU help amid attacks in Africa's Sahel

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, front row center, poses along with ministers for a group photo after an EU Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting with their counterparts of the G5 Sahel countries at the... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, front row center, poses along with ministers for a group photo after an EU Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting with their counterparts of the G5 Sahel countries at the...
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Mali calls for more EU help amid extremist attacks in West Africa's Sahel region. More>>

Ocasio-Cortez: No 'middle ground' on fighting climate change

(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People, on the Texas State University campu... (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People, on the Texas State University campu...
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The Green New Deal has been blocked in the Senate, and the House refuses to take it up, but supporters of the sweeping plan to address climate change are pushing to make it a top issue in the 2020 campaign. More>>

Spain says frigate peeling off from US fleet is not a rebuke

(Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, via AP). In this photo taken in March 2006 and made available by the Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, sailors stand on board the Mendez Nunez Spanish frigate, in Ferrol, Spain. Spain has temporarily pulled out the frig... (Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, via AP). In this photo taken in March 2006 and made available by the Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, sailors stand on board the Mendez Nunez Spanish frigate, in Ferrol, Spain. Spain has temporarily pulled out the frig...
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Spain's defense minister says a decision to remove a frigate from a U.S.-led combat fleet that is approaching the Persian Gulf was taken for "technical reasons" and has no political motive. More>>

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange

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Swedish prosecutors plan to say Monday whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. More>>

Sudan prosecutors charge al-Bashir with killing protesters

(AP Photo, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2019  file photo, Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. As the uprising against S... (AP Photo, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. As the uprising against S...
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Sudan's state news agency says prosecutors have charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month. More>>

Dems say Trump, GOP, twisting Tlaib's Holocaust remarks

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Trump and House Republicans jab Tlaib for remarks about the Holocaust and the creation of the state of Israel. More>>

Filipinos cast vote in midterm elections crucial to Duterte

(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019, photo, a man walks past election banners in the slum district of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's mid-term elections are se... (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019, photo, a man walks past election banners in the slum district of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's mid-term elections are se...
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Filipinos have begun voting in elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies and an opposition fighting for check and balance under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. More>>

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili). FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, an oil tanker approaches to the new Jetty during the launch of the new $650 million oil facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates said Sunday, May 12, 2019... (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili). FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, an oil tanker approaches to the new Jetty during the launch of the new $650 million oil facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates said Sunday, May 12, 2019...
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The U.S. has issued a new alert to maritime traffic over alleged "acts of sabotage" of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates amid heightened regional tensions between American and Iran. More>>

APNewsBreak: Defense say Navy SEAL prosecutors spied on them

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Defense lawyers in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq say prosecutors installed spying software in emails sent to them and to a reporter. More>>

EU calls for calm, warns US-Iran of conflict 'by accident'

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The European Union's top diplomat says EU backers of the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Brussels Monday to discuss ways to keep the pact afloat as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to the Belgian capital. More>>

Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

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World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. More>>

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, women in Tijuana, Mexico, look on as numbers and names are called to from a list of asylum seekers who want to cross the border into the United States. Tijuana is the busiest bord... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, women in Tijuana, Mexico, look on as numbers and names are called to from a list of asylum seekers who want to cross the border into the United States. Tijuana is the busiest bord...
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U.S. authorities in Texas are using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while others have been bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border. More>>

Albania protesters hurl flaming objects after calls for calm

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). Protesters try to remove a metal fence during clashes with police outside the Government building in Tirana, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Thousands of supporters of the Albania's center-right opposition protested in Tirana Saturda... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). Protesters try to remove a metal fence during clashes with police outside the Government building in Tirana, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Thousands of supporters of the Albania's center-right opposition protested in Tirana Saturda...
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The U.S. and European lawmakers are calling on Albania's center-right opposition parties to restrain from violence in their anti-government protests. More>>

Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File). FILE- In this March 7, 2018 file photo, a blocked Facebook window is seen on a smart phone screen in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government has temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps following a fla... (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File). FILE- In this March 7, 2018 file photo, a blocked Facebook window is seen on a smart phone screen in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government has temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps following a fla...
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Sri Lanka's government has imposed a nationwide curfew and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people. More>>

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday start to set out a course for increased political cooperation i... (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday start to set out a course for increased political cooperation i...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online. More>>

Saudi ship facing arms protests leaves Spanish port

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Spanish arms control activists say a Saudi ship they suspect is carrying weapons for possible use in Yemen has left the port of Santander and is on its way to Genoa, Italy. More>>

Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte...
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she won't testify Thursday before a second grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. More>>

China 'has no interest' in joining US-Russia nuclear deal

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for the talks in Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for the talks in Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 13, 2019.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. More>>

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

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A South Korean violinist and a North Korean singer have held a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music. More>>

Bombing suspect convicted for 2013 attack in Turkey

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Turkey's official news agency says a man accused of planning a deadly 2013 bomb attack was sentenced to life imprisonment. More>>

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa

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A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived Saturday at the capital of this American territory. More>>

Shanahan says military won't leave until border is secure Video included

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald ... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald ...
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The acting head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what the Trump administration calls a national emergency. More>>

Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty). Peace activists protest before the presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty). Peace activists protest before the presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 12, 2019.
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As host of this year's Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to flaunt itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased acceptance on the world stage. More>>

India's marathon election reaches next-to-last phase

(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh). Election officers crowd around a distribution center to receive electronic voting machines for their respective polling stations on the eve of polling in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, May 11, 2019. The sixth phase of the se... (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh). Election officers crowd around a distribution center to receive electronic voting machines for their respective polling stations on the eve of polling in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, May 11, 2019. The sixth phase of the se...
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Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party rival Rahul Gandhi for the country's ills. More>>

Venezuela's Guaidó asks for relations with US military

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia). An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday,... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia). An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday,...
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A modest crowd of Venezuelans has taken to the streets to show support for the opposition-led congress which has come under increasing pressure from the government of President Nicolás Maduro. More>>

Berlin Airlift remembered, key moment in Cold War

(Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP). Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen attends a ceremony to dedicate the baseball and softball field of the Berlin Braves baseball team in 'Gail Halvorsen Park' in Berlin , Saturday, May 11, 2019. Halvorsen is known as the "Candy B... (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP). Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen attends a ceremony to dedicate the baseball and softball field of the Berlin Braves baseball team in 'Gail Halvorsen Park' in Berlin , Saturday, May 11, 2019. Halvorsen is known as the "Candy B...
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Berliners are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. More>>

The Latest: Guaidó asks for relations with US military

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Opponents of Nicolas Maduro's government attend a rally led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Opponents of Nicolas Maduro's government attend a rally led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military. More>>

Venezuela's Guaidó promises to persevere despite crackdown

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Opposition leader Juan Guaidó smiles at supporters as he arrives for a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó are unable t... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Opposition leader Juan Guaidó smiles at supporters as he arrives for a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó are unable t...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó looks to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro. More>>

The Latest: Shanahan says troops aim to help secure border Video included

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrive to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the defense budget, Wednesday May 8, 2019, on Capitol Hill... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrive to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the defense budget, Wednesday May 8, 2019, on Capitol Hill...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he intends to accelerate planning to secure the U.S.-Mexican border and bolster the Homeland Security Department's ability to do its mission without continuous military help. More>>

Houthi rebels claim to begin withdrawal from key Yemen ports

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Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city of Hodeida, following a UN-brokered cease-fire. More>>

Syrian troops expand offensive despite calls for calm

(SANA via AP). In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers prepare to launch a mortar towards insurgents in the village of Kfar Nabuda, in the countryside of Hama province on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Britain-... (SANA via AP). In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers prepare to launch a mortar towards insurgents in the village of Kfar Nabuda, in the countryside of Hama province on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Britain-...
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Syria government forces expand ground offensive in northwestern Syria, pushing into the last rebel stronghold, despite calls for honoring a cease-fire. More>>

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

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There have been chaotic scenes at Hong Kong's legislative assembly as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition clashed over access to the chamber. More>>

US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). Worshippers chant slogans against the United States and Israel during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will no... (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). Worshippers chant slogans against the United States and Israel during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will no...
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The Pentagon says the U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East region to counter threats from Iran. More>>

Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans

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The question comes up over and over: Why can't Facebook just fix its problems with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions. More>>

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

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The House has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases. More>>

Trump's foreign policy challenges mounting around the world

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
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Trump's foreign policy entanglements around the world are mounting. More>>

US-China relations near new low amid trade battle

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Feb. 24, 2017, photo, a factory worker assembles the case of an air conditioner on an assembly line at a Haier factory in Jiaozhou near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. U.S. President Donald Trump's la... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Feb. 24, 2017, photo, a factory worker assembles the case of an air conditioner on an assembly line at a Haier factory in Jiaozhou near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. U.S. President Donald Trump's la...
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US-China relations test new lows amid bitter trade battle, political tensions. More>>

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

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The Pentagon says it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border. More>>

2 French commandos killed freeing hostages in West Africa

(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday start to set out a course for increased political cooperation i... (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru). French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday start to set out a course for increased political cooperation i...
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Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two French tourists and two others kidnapped in neighboring Benin. More>>

Drone sighting closes Frankfurt airport for an hour

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Frankfurt's busy international airport has had to halt flights for an hour after a pilot saw a drone, but has reopened. More>>

China Mobile blocked from offering phone service in US

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U.S. communications regulators are rejecting a Chinese telecom company's application to provide service in the U.S. due to national-security risks amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries. More>>

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile

(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File). FILE - This May 4, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows a launch of a missile in the east coast of North Korea. Experts say North Korea’s latest launches suggest it... (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File). FILE - This May 4, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows a launch of a missile in the east coast of North Korea. Experts say North Korea’s latest launches suggest it...
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Experts say North Korea's new missile bears a strong resemblance to something the Russian military has been selling abroad for years and that other nations have cloned. More>>

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

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The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. More>>

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don't stop

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The World Health Organization is warning it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue. More>>

South Korea says North Korea's latest launches were missiles

(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). This Thursday, May 9, 2019, photo provided Friday, May 10, 2019, by the North Korean government shows a test of military weapon systems in North Korea. North Korea fired two suspected short-range ... (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). This Thursday, May 9, 2019, photo provided Friday, May 10, 2019, by the North Korean government shows a test of military weapon systems in North Korea. North Korea fired two suspected short-range ...
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A South Korean military official says the two weapons North Korea flew across its country toward the sea on Thursday were evaluated as short-range missiles. More>>

1 Marine killed, 6 hurt in California training crash

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One Marine is dead and six others have been injured after their light armored vehicle rolled over during training at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. More>>

UN says more displaced likely if Syria violence mounts

(Thiqa News Agency via AP). This frame grab from video provided by the activist-operated Thiqa News Agency, shows residents displaced from the latest violence that hit the last rebel stronghold, taking refuge in olives orchids near the town of al-Atmeh... (Thiqa News Agency via AP). This frame grab from video provided by the activist-operated Thiqa News Agency, shows residents displaced from the latest violence that hit the last rebel stronghold, taking refuge in olives orchids near the town of al-Atmeh...
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In Syria, insurgents fight back, trying to retake territory lost to government forces in northwest stronghold. More>>

Up to 70 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Tunisia

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Tunisia's official news agency says as many as 70 migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, and 16 people were rescued. More>>

Gunman told 911 'I just shot up a synagogue' after attack

(Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo John T. Earnest appears for his arraignment hearing in San Diego. Federal officials announced Thursday, May 9, 2019, that they have filed 109 ha... (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo John T. Earnest appears for his arraignment hearing in San Diego. Federal officials announced Thursday, May 9, 2019, that they have filed 109 ha...
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Prosecutors say a gunman who killed a woman and wounded three at a Southern California synagogue called 911 as he sped away in his car and said 'I just shot up a synagogue' because 'the Jewish people are destroying the white race'. More>>

After Trump invite, Iran commander says: No talks with US

(Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner/U.S. Air Force via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is seen through night vision coming in for a landing at Al Ud... (Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner/U.S. Air Force via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is seen through night vision coming in for a landing at Al Ud...
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The B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran are beginning to arrive at a major American air base in Qatar. More>>

The Latest: Diplomat warns European signatories of nuke deal

(Senior Airman Keifer Bowes, U.S. Air Force via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is parked on the ramp at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The B-52... (Senior Airman Keifer Bowes, U.S. Air Force via AP). In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is parked on the ramp at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The B-52...
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Semi-official Mehr news agency is reporting that Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has sent a warning to European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

UN court hears case of Ukraine sailors, ships held by Russia

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A U.N. court is considering a legal case brought by Ukraine over the capture of 24 sailors and three naval vessels held by Russia since November. More>>

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald ... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald ...
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President Donald Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. More>>

AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship

(Department of Justice via AP). This satellite image provided by the Department of Justice shows what the DoJ says is the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest docked at a unknown port. The Trump administration has seized the North Korean cargo ship used... (Department of Justice via AP). This satellite image provided by the Department of Justice shows what the DoJ says is the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest docked at a unknown port. The Trump administration has seized the North Korean cargo ship used...
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AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship. More>>

APNewsBreak: New Mexico wants lake on Air Force base closed

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The state attorney general's office is demanding the U.S. Air Force close a publicly accessible lake in eastern New Mexico over contamination concerns. More>>

TV pitches for prescription drugs will have to include price

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file phtooHealth and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Azar says drugmakers will soon have to reveal price... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file phtooHealth and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Azar says drugmakers will soon have to reveal price...
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APNewsBreak: Government requiring drugmakers to reveal prices of prescription medications in TV ads. More>>

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis). Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite speaks to the members of press at a polling station during the advance presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Lithuanians will head to the polls on Sunda... (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis). Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite speaks to the members of press at a polling station during the advance presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Lithuanians will head to the polls on Sunda...
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Nine candidates are vying Sunday to follow Lithuania's popular President Dalia Grybauskaite as head of state. More>>

US sanctions to hit Iran's metals industry, a major employer

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2012 file photo, an Iranian worker cuts a steel roll at the Mobarakeh Steel Complex, some 280 miles (460 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, and some 40 miles, 65 kilometers, southwest of centr... (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2012 file photo, an Iranian worker cuts a steel roll at the Mobarakeh Steel Complex, some 280 miles (460 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, and some 40 miles, 65 kilometers, southwest of centr...
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New US sanctions are targeting Iran's vital metals industry, a major employer in the country's troubled economy. More>>

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends a discussion at the media convention "Republica" in Berlin. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail afte...
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro tightens pressure on opposition

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Opposition Deputy of the National Assembly Stalin Gonzalez talks to journalists at the Democratic Action political party headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after National Assembly Vice President Edgar Za... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Opposition Deputy of the National Assembly Stalin Gonzalez talks to journalists at the Democratic Action political party headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after National Assembly Vice President Edgar Za...
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Members of the Venezuelan opposition overseas are calling for the international community to condemn the arrest of a top lawmaker in the crisis-wracked nation. More>>

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

(Joe Klamar/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, from left to right: European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali ... (Joe Klamar/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, from left to right: European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali ...
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EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, says it aims to continue trading with Islamic Republic despite US sanctions. More>>

Prosecutors say synagogue gunman boasted of hate for Jews Video included

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Officials have announced federal hate crime charges against the 19-year-old man accused of opening fire on a Southern California synagogue during a Passover service. More>>

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

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South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile from its western area. More>>

The Latest: News agency: Kim Jong Un oversaw missile drill

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). People watch a TV showing a file photo of North Korea's weapon systems during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 9, 2019. North Korea on Thursday fired at least one unidentified p... (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). People watch a TV showing a file photo of North Korea's weapon systems during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 9, 2019. North Korea on Thursday fired at least one unidentified p...
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Seoul says North Korea firea 2 suspected short-range missiles. More>>

Ex-intelligence analyst charged with leaks to reporter

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A former government intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns against terrorist group al-Qaeda to a reporter. More>>

Putin on Victory Day: Russian military will be strengthened

(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 9, 2019.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the annual massive military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces. More>>

2 Russian spies sentenced in Montenegro in coup attempt

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A Montenegro court has sentenced 13 people, including two Russian secret service operatives, to up to 15 years in prison after they were convicted of plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. More>>

Kenyan: UK man jailed for 4 years for explosive possession

(AP Photo). Guarded by heavy security, British suspect Jermaine Grant, centre, walks out of a Mombasa court after being sentenced, in Mombasa, Kenya, Thursday, May 9, 2019, A Kenyan court has jailed a British national believed to be part of an extremis... (AP Photo). Guarded by heavy security, British suspect Jermaine Grant, centre, walks out of a Mombasa court after being sentenced, in Mombasa, Kenya, Thursday, May 9, 2019, A Kenyan court has jailed a British national believed to be part of an extremis...
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A Kenyan court has jailed a British national believed to be part of an extremist cell to four years in prison for possession of bomb making material. More>>

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle Video included

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida ... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida ...
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President Donald Trump is set to view recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle following last year's Hurricane Michael ahead of an evening rally in Panama City Beach. More>>

Sessions, Christie say US not facing 'constitutional crisis'

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say a move by U.S. House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt does not create a "constitutional crisis," as one key Democratic lawmaker claimed. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds gather for school shooting vigil

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Police tape remains near the scene following Tuesday's shooting at STEM Highlands Ranch school, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Police tape remains near the scene following Tuesday's shooting at STEM Highlands Ranch school, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
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Columbine school officials are sending a message of support to a nearby school south of Denver that is the scene of the latest mass shooting. More>>

Trump's Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

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The United States is slapping new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran. More>>

Northern Ireland police arrest 4 in Lyra McKee murder probe

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Police investigating the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by paramilitary gunfire in Northern Ireland last month, have made four arrests. More>>

Police tow No. 2 leader of Venezuela congress to jail in car

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian National guards officers form a cordon around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move that could provide political cover for greater international invol... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian National guards officers form a cordon around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move that could provide political cover for greater international invol...
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The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a government crackdown following last week's failed uprising. More>>

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

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North Korea has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. More>>

Iran threatens more uranium enrichment if no new nuke deal

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Iranian state television says letters outlining the Islamic Republic's partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been delivered to ambassadors. More>>

Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

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Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp. More>>

Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File). FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, an election officer counts votes at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Election Commission has officially endorsed the results from the country's March 2... (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File). FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, an election officer counts votes at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Election Commission has officially endorsed the results from the country's March 2...
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Final count in Thailand's 1st election since 2014 military coup left no party with a majority and the likelihood of legal challenges. More>>

The Latest: US ready to shift military assets in Middle East

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida to visit with those affected by... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida to visit with those affected by...
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American officials: U.S. poised to move more military assets to the Middle East in response to perceived threats from Iran. More>>

Europeans struggle to preserve Iran nuclear accord

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, attend a news conference during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, attend a news conference during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
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Nations trying to keep alive the deal meant to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon are urging Tehran to back off its threat to resume higher enrichment of uranium. More>>

Army training brigade prepares for new worldwide deployments

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing for the Departments of the Army and Air Force on Capitol Hill in Washingto... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing for the Departments of the Army and Air Force on Capitol Hill in Washingto...
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Just months after the Army's new training brigade returned from Afghanistan, its teams are preparing for a different type of deployment that will scatter them around the world. More>>

The Latest: Police take No. 2 leader of Venezuela congress

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, incoming National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, arrives with incoming National Assembly President Juan Guaido, center, and Omar Barboza, outgoing president of Vene... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, incoming National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, arrives with incoming National Assembly President Juan Guaido, center, and Omar Barboza, outgoing president of Vene...
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Venezuelan lawmakers say security forces have arrested the No. 2 leader in the opposition-controlled congress as political tensions mount in the crisis-wracked nation. More>>

US will train dozens of border agents to screen for asylum

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Immigration officials say they will train dozens of U.S. border agents to help screen immigrants arriving on the southwest border for asylum. More>>

Congressman vows to seek Trump pardon for accused Navy SEAL

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A California congressman says he will ask President Donald Trump to pardon a Navy SEAL if he is found guilty of murder in the stabbing of an Iraqi war prisoner. More>>

Migrants at Southern border top 100K for 2nd month in a row

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The number of migrants apprehended at the Southern border topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, as the Trump administration manages an ever increasing number of Central American families streaming to the U.S. More>>

Kushner moves beyond talking points, new path on immigration

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'Not just talking points': White House changes approach with latest immigration push. More>>

Pompeo revels in US-UK 'special relationship' despite cracks

(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP). US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland, Tuesday May 7, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP). US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland, Tuesday May 7, 2019.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in London for talks with British officials on the status of the special relationship between the nations amid heightened tensions with Iran and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says US will wait to see what Iran does

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File). FILE - In a Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, an Iranian woman holds an effigy of US president Donald Trump, during a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Hassan... (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File). FILE - In a Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, an Iranian woman holds an effigy of US president Donald Trump, during a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Hassan...
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Iran's president says the Islamic Republic will keep its excess enriched uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms for its nuclear deal. More>>

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave

(Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several peo... (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several peo...
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Syrian troops have pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge. More>>

Officer who killed teen was 'ticking time bomb,' lawyers say

(AP Photo/Dave Collins). Anthony Colon, left, comforts Jose Vega, whose son was killed by a police officer, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Wethersfield, Conn. Relatives and lawyers gathered in front of the police department to decry the killing of Antho... (AP Photo/Dave Collins). Anthony Colon, left, comforts Jose Vega, whose son was killed by a police officer, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Wethersfield, Conn. Relatives and lawyers gathered in front of the police department to decry the killing of Antho...
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Relatives of a Connecticut man killed by a police officer last month are calling for the officer to be arrested and say he was a "ticking time bomb". More>>

FBI: 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism

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Officials from the Justice and Homeland Security departments say they have more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow. More>>

Pentagon suspends war remains effort with North Korea

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The Pentagon says it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations with North Korea on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed during the Korean War. More>>

Taliban attack aid group office in Afghan capital, kills 5

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Afghan officials are reporting a huge explosion near the offices of the attorney general in the capital, Kabul. More>>

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