National security

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, center, arrives for a closed doors meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is "on track" to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said. Wednesday's assertion by...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, during a hearing on diplomacy and national security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and by postponing a second proposed summit between Trump and Russian leader...
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Desirae Shapiro, 19, right, and her mother, Gina Shapiro, friends of 18-year-old Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon, mourn after visiting a makeshift memorial, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Toronto, remembering the victims of the shooting on Sunday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 9:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday there was no national security risk following the mass shooting that killed two people and wounded 13, as they continued to probe the life of the 29-year-old gunman for clues to what prompted the deadly rampage in a popular Toronto neighborhood. Authorities...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., attends a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of top former officials critical of his administration left congressional leaders stunned and confused, with the House speaker shrugging it off as a bit of "trolling." "I think he's just trolling people, honestly,"...
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., right, sitting next to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, listens during a hearing on "Cyber-securing the Vote: Ensuring the Integrity of the U.S. Election System," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 24, 2018 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show he's taking the threat of Russian interference seriously, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence Tuesday that Moscow will be "fighting very hard" to help Democrats win in the 2018 midterm elections. Trump, who has offered mixed messages on Russian...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, children watch a robot picking soft drink at a vending machine in the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing. With U.S. President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies may be in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose increasingly more tariffs on China, Europe and other key U.S. trading partners. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 24, 2018 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to expand its powers to block takeovers by foreign companies that pose national security concerns. Proposals unveiled Tuesday would allow the government to review deals in a wide variety of industries in which a foreign buyer acquires as little as 25...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with a group of foreign ministry officials in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Rouhani warned President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump's explosive Twitter threat to Iran's leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic. Trump's bellicose, all-caps...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 23, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former top national security officials who have been critical of his administration, a move that opponents and experts say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process. White House...
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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2007, file photo, shows construction crews are seen as they work on early stages of a new mixed oxide fuel, or MOX fabrication facility at the Savannah River nuclear complex near Aiken, S.C. The agency that oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially be removed from direct oversight under a defense policy bill being negotiated in Congress. The little-noticed provision is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties. The report cites series of delays and cost overruns at the NNSA, including a now-canceled project to reprocess weapons-grade plutonium and uranium into fuel for commercial reactors. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility has ballooned from $1.4 billion in 2004 to more than $17 billion. (Grace Beahm /The Post And Courier via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is abandoning an effort to loosen Cabinet control over an agency responsible for securing the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. A provision in a defense policy bill would have removed the National Nuclear Security Administration from direct control of the Energy...
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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2007, file photo, shows construction crews are seen as they work on early stages of a new mixed oxide fuel, or MOX fabrication facility at the Savannah River nuclear complex near Aiken, S.C. The agency that oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially be removed from direct oversight under a defense policy bill being negotiated in Congress. The little-noticed provision is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties. The report cites series of delays and cost overruns at the NNSA, including a now-canceled project to reprocess weapons-grade plutonium and uranium into fuel for commercial reactors. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility has ballooned from $1.4 billion in 2004 to more than $17 billion. (Grace Beahm /The Post And Courier via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to remove the National Nuclear Security Administration from direct control of the Energy Department (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Congress is abandoning an effort to loosen Cabinet control over an agency responsible for securing the nation's nuclear...
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