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Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the...

 

US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials...

 

White House: Trump salute to NK general 'a common courtesy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general. "It's a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you re...

 

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry...

 

Trump's halt of 'war games' could weaken defenses in Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage seems even greater....

 

Saudi-led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world's poorest nation...

 

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how...

 

US Navy leaders looking to light 'a fire in our gut'

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A top military commander asked scholars on Tuesday for bold ideas on how the U.S. Navy can maintain superiority at sea. Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, addressed the 69th annual Current Strategy Forum at...

 

Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for "a bright new future" for Kim's isolated and impoverished nation. Yet he immediately...

 

Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement Tuesday that he will suspend U.S. military drills in South Korea appeared to catch the Pentagon and the Seoul government flat-footed, and it contradicted a pillar of Defense Secretary...

 

Iran, spurned by US, angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iran, the so-called "Axis of Evil" has boiled down to a party of one, as President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea. With Saddam Hussein overthrown and Kim Jong Un now preparing for a planned meeting...

 

Marine Corps weighs wooing older members for new cyber force

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the Marine Corps says it's time the U.S. military branch known for its fierce, young warriors becomes a little more mature. The Marine Corps is considering offering bonuses and other perks to entice older, more experien...

 

Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — Embarking on a self-described "mission of peace," President Donald Trump's seat-of-the-pants foreign policy is facing its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea's nuclear program in...

 

North Korea quiet about summit until day after Kim's arrival

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must have been buzzing with excitement Sunday, right?...

 

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a...

 

Trump seizes upon Obama-era license aimed at helping Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday seized upon an investigation by Senate Republicans that found the Obama administration secretly tried to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system after the 2015 Iran nuclear deal....

 

Putin: Cooperation with China at "unprecedented level"

BEIJING (AP) — Cooperation between Russia and China is at an all-time high, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Friday, underscoring how pressure from the West has magnified Beijing's political and economic...

 

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected...

 

1 US soldier killed, 4 wounded in attack in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an "enemy attack" Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said — casualties that are likely to put renewed scrutiny on America's counterterror...

 

Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering...

 

Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani...

 

Veterans, families mark 74 years since Allied D-Day landings

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Families of fallen soldiers and dwindling numbers of veterans of the D-Day invasion gathered on the Normandy shore Wednesday to mark 74 years since the massive military operation that helped change the course of...

 

Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. The historic meeting will be held at the Capella...

 

Kurdish militia to exit Syria's Manbij under US-Turkey deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force a realignment of troops along the...

 

Remains of 8 veterans, long unclaimed, buried in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The remains of eight U.S. military veterans stored for years in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio. The servicemen were buried Friday at Fort...

 

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