Military and defense

March 05, 2019 - 7:17 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities. The contamination — linked to a class of...
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With surveillance footage in the background, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 05, 2019 - 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number...
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In this handout photo provided by Sky News, a suspect package that was sent to Waterloo station is seen in England, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Britain’s counter-terrorism police are investigating after three suspicious packages were found in London, including one near City Airport and one near Heathrow Airport. Police said Tuesday all three write postal bags contained yellow bags thought by specialist police to be small improvised explosive devices. Police say the devices “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” (Sky News via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism police with the investigation. London's Metropolitan Police Service said the devices found...
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President Donald Trump shows off an executive order on a "National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at stemming a persistently high number of veteran suicides, urging expanded outreach by awarding grants to community programs. The order creates a Cabinet-level task force that will seek to develop a national roadmap...
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March 05, 2019 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. global surveillance program that was revealed to the public by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been at least temporarily halted, according to a senior congressional aide. The NSA program, which involved the mass collection of information...
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March 05, 2019 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States should not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, the top U.S. military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, said...
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A member of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) watches a wounded man climb off of a truck after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz, Syria, Monday, March 4, 2019. Hundreds of people including IS fighters evacuated their last foothold in eastern Syria hours after U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were forced to slow their advance because the extremists are using civilians as human shields.(AP Photo/Andrea Rosa)
March 05, 2019 - 11:30 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria with the push on the last patch of territory held by the Islamic State group (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Russia's Defense Ministry has accused the U.S. military of keeping tens of thousands of people in a refugee camp in southern...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:34 am
PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating a knife attack by a prison inmate that injured two guards in western France. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said the prisoner's wife was visiting him Tuesday and he locked himself in a visiting room after stabbing the guards with a...
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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside a closed market during a strike in protest against the ban on Jama'at-e-Islami, in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. India has banned Jama'at-e-Islami, a political-religious group in Kashmir, in a sweeping and ongoing crackdown against activists seeking the end of Indian rule in the disputed region amid the most serious confrontation between India and Pakistan in two decades. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
March 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the latest escalation between Pakistan and India (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Pakistan's Interior Ministry says authorities have arrested dozens of suspects, including the brother of the leader of the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad group that India has blamed for the Feb...
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Journalists film Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering the work reports at the opening session of the China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 05, 2019 - 6:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against...
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