Military and defense

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves after saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump says the Singapore summit put North Korea on a path to eliminating its nuclear weapons. If that proves true, then it also may have poked a hole in the Pentagon's main argument for a multibillion-dollar expansion of missile defense. Although uncertainty remains over North Korea's intentions, if it does disarm, then Congress may see less logic to spending $6 billion or more to expand a missile defense system based in Alaska. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
June 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Singapore summit put North Korea on a path to eliminating its nuclear weapons, as President Donald Trump says it has, then it also may have poked a hole in the Pentagon's main argument for a multibillion-dollar expansion of homeland missile defenses. The Singapore...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., confers with his press secretary AshLee Strong, right, as a member of his protection detail escorts at left, following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Ryan has scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but he's showing little confidence that the package will survive. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus is defending Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters for telling an audience to "push back" on members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in public settings. Waters' remarks...
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June 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is pushing foreign countries to cut their oil imports from Iran to zero by November, a senior State Department official said Tuesday, as the Trump administration escalates its bid to pressure Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal. The price of U.S. crude...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, hundreds of protesters in green fatigues gather outside the Chinese Ministry of National Defense to protest in Beijing. On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People's Liberation Army as key to the country's rising global power. But the nationalist drumbeat rings hollow for many retired soldiers who feel left behind, and they have taken to the streets in droves to complain about having to fend for themselves with meager pensions and little support. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
June 26, 2018 - 10:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People's Liberation Army as key to the country's rising global power. But the nationalist drumbeat rings hollow for many...
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 6:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-Anbari, a...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, is greeted as he arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
June 26, 2018 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Beijing for meetings with senior Chinese leaders, as the world waits for indications North Korea is taking steps to dismantle its nuclear program following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
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U.S. Border Patrol agent Rene Cisneros gives migrant Gerberht Caraac, from Guatemala, a pat-down after he was caught trying to illegally enter the United States, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 26, 2018 - 2:29 am
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The 4-month-old Honduran had just entered the United States illegally with a man who first claimed to be her father, then said he was her uncle, and presented what appeared to be a false birth certificate. The girl, wrapped in white bedding, was placed in a white crib under...
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 1:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican American civil rights group says two female past detainees want a federal investigation of the privately run immigrant detention center where they'd been held. In a Monday statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the women alleged that...
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U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions talks about immigration at the NASRO School Safety Conference at the Peppermill Resort on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Reno, Nev. (Andy Barron /The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 8:07 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the the separation of more than 2,300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the...
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