National security

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, follows President Donald Trump to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 06, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, President Donald Trump's top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, "Not me." They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times opinion piece that was purportedly submitted by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to...
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Paul Huntsburger, a Denver County elections database expert, works with other local Colorado elections officials during a security exercise in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. State, county and federal elections officials held the exercise to prepare for the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Anderson)
September 06, 2018 - 5:50 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation's safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to reinforce the state's preparedness for, and public confidence in, November's midterm elections...
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The Trump administration is planning to circumvent a longstanding court agreement on how children are treated in immigration custody. That means families will be kept in detention longer. Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement which requires the release of immigrant children generally after 20 days. It would instead adopt regulations that administration officials say will provide care of minors, but allow changes to deter migrants illegally crossing the border. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 06, 2018 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are decided. Homeland...
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Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights speaks at ACANU at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
August 29, 2018 - 12:42 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Threatened U.S. funding cuts wouldn't be "fatal" for his office, the United Nations' human rights chief said Wednesday, but he added that he hoped other countries won't follow suit. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein insisted "the office will continue to survive" even if the U.S. carries out the...
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A United Nations flag flutters in the wind next to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, Monday Aug. 27, 2018. Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates economic and consular ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
August 28, 2018 - 6:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that cannot be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court. U.S. State Department legal advisor Jennifer Newstead urged...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. SKavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2018 - 6:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation...
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August 25, 2018 - 11:38 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan president Asharf Ghani accepted the resignation Saturday of the country's national security adviser, Mohammed Haneef Atmar, and replaced him with Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib, according to government officials. A statement from the presidential...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, center, leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump has long demanded loyalty from his friends and associates. But he has been learning the hard way that in politics those relationships come and go. A key defection came this week when Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, implicated the president in a stunning plea deal, followed by a longtime friend and media boss cooperating with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Et tu, Michael Cohen? Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump. But he's learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn't always last. Cohen, the president's former personal attorney, this week implicated the president in a stunning plea deal. Days later,...
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Reality Winner arrives at a courthouse in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after she pleaded guilty in June to copying a classified U.S. report and mailing it to an unidentified news organization. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:10 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor sentenced to more than five years in prison for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization has received what prosecutors are calling the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the media. Reality Winner, 26...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. A complaint expected to be filed Thursday, Aug. 23 with the Department of Homeland Security alleges that immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn't understand. In some of those cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited with their kids. The complaint will be filed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council.(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 7:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Honduran mother said she felt repeatedly pressured to sign documents she wasn't given time to read, so she lashed out at an immigration officer, telling him it shouldn't be this hard to get her son back. The officer put his hands in a motion imitating choking someone and told her...
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