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Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy...

 

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday serv...

 

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over...

 

Mothers: Air Force failed when child sex assaults reported

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — the neighborhood was full of kids — except that young girls...

 

AP Interview: Navy's top admiral discusses war college probe

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral said Wednesday that he felt he had enough information to warrant removing the president of the Naval War College from his post this week, days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation at t...

 

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — Under a starry sky, U.S. Navy fighter jets catapulted off the aircraft carrier's deck and flew north over the darkened waters of the northern Arabian Sea, a unmistaken signal to Iran that the foremost symbol...

 

Protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti, at least 1 dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of the Haitian capital Sunday as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. At least one person was reported killed. Demonstrators...

 

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the...

 

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The...

 

US commander says Mideast buildup prompted Iran 'step back'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has chosen to "step back and recalculate" after making preparations for an apparent attack against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, but it is too early to conclude the threat is gone, the top commander of American forces...

 

Agency watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees' rights. The Office of Inspector General made...

 

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

BEIRUT (AP) — The father could hardly bear seeing his 18-month-old daughter's panic every time the Syrian government warplanes flew over their home. Every day for a month, she ran to him to hide in his arms, tearful and breathless. Abdurrahim had...

 

US, Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the Philippine Sea. Acting Defense Secretary...

 

APNewsBreak: Navy probing claims against war college leader

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in...

 

Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile in capital

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — More than 40 bodies of people slain by Sudanese security forces were pulled from the Nile River in the capital of Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy demonstrations said Wednesday, and new clashes brought the death toll in...

 

AP Was There: D-Day correspondent returns 10 years later

OMAHA BEACH, Normandy (AP) — This story was first published on June 5, 1954 AP journalist Don Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," returned to Normandy for the tenth anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which he covered when he...

 

Pompeo says US ready to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions'

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United...

 

3 bombings in Afghan capital; 2 killed, 2 reporters injured

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three explosions struck the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 24 others, officials said. At least two Afghan journalists were also injured in the blasts, according to a local non-government...

 

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister warned Sunday that its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. Speaking at an annual security conference in Singapore, G...

 

The Latest: Mourners gather to remember shooting victims

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hundreds of people have gathered to remember the 12 victims of a mass shooting in Virginia. City and state officials were among the mourners...

 

Saudi King Salman urges international effort to thwart Iran

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Islam's holiest city of Mecca on Friday with a call for the international community to use all means to confront Iran, but he also said the kingdom...

 

Shanahan to call out China over South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he will call out China in a speech Saturday over its militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea and broader use of coercion to advance its national interests. He...

 

Amid report of N. Korea purge, there are reasons for caution

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea, a country that...

 

Trump adviser warns of 'strong response' to any Gulf attack

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a "very strong response" from the U.S., taking a hard-line approach with Tehran after...

 

Report: WH wanted USS John McCain moved for Trump Japan trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain "out of sight" for President Donald Trump's recent trip to Japan. The Wall Street Journal , citing a May 15 email,...

 

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