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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

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The Pentagon says a U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. More>>

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

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Iraq's parliament speaker has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul where U.S.-backed government troops are fighting the Islamic State group. More>>

Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

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Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes have struck the northwestern rebel-held city of Idlib, inflicting casualties. More>>

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials

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Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen in province where deadly violence grows. More>>

Roadside bomb, sniper kill 4 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces. More>>

Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US

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A former CIA director has accused former national security adviser Michael Flynn of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United States. More>>

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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The family real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son in law and senior adviser, has longstanding business ties to Israel, including an ongoing real estate deal with an Israeli insurance company. More>>

Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissident

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Supporters of a jailed former parliament member tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades and arrested dozens. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

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A variety of statements by President Donald Trump did not stand up to scrutiny over the past week. More>>

Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group

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Congo must help in search for missing UN experts as deadly violence grows, rights group says. More>>

UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements

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The United Nations says Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law. More>>

The Latest: Trump meets Medal of Honor recipients Video included

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President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Egypt's president next month. More>>

The Latest: White House congratulates European Union

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Poland's prime minister will sign the declaration from the weekend's European Union summit, saying it's a compromise acceptable to all. More>>

The Latest: McConnell disappointed about GOP health bill Video included

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White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has "a lot of confidence" in President Donald Trump's ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump "also wants to move on" if the deal collapses. More>>

General favors more aggressive approach in Somalia

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia. More>>

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

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London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. More>>

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

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London's top terror officer says Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

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France's defense minister says battle to take IS main stronghold in Syria _ city of Raqqa _ will start in coming days. More>>

UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime

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The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. More>>

US-aided fighters face little resistance in Syrian operation

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A U.S. military spokesman says the Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters airlifted into combat in northern Syria earlier this week have encountered only light resistance, suggesting that the operation caught Islamic State militants by surprise. More>>

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

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A Colombian official said an incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the neighboring South American nation. More>>

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

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Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention. More>>

US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China. More>>

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

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A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. More>>

Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival

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From the ashes of Arab Spring revolts, Mideast autocrats exiled, killed or fighting for survival. More>>

Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

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Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region. More>>

Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

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Serbia's prime minister has pledged that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped a crackdown in Kosovo. More>>

US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

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US-led coalition fighting IS probing reports of airstrike in western Mosul that allegedly killed more than 100 civilians. More>>

1 killed as large fire rips through Ukraine military arsenal

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A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country's Kharkiv region near the Russian border. More>>

Swiss authorities extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia

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Prosecutors in Bosnia say a woman wanted for war crimes she allegedly committed against Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war has been extradited from Switzerland. More>>

The Latest: Clashes erupt near key IS-held dam in Syria

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The U.N. Syria envoy has kicked off the formal start of the fifth round of peace talks over 14 months between envoys from President Bashar Assad's government and opposition groups, amid few hopes for an immediate breakthrough. More>>

French candidate Macron wins key backer: defense chief

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Independent French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the defense minister, which could bolster voter confidence that the Macron is presidential material despite having no party and minimal political experience. More>>

EU prolongs satellite support to Ukraine monitors

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The EU is prolonging its satellite imagery support to help observers monitor the conflict in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

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Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

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Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills at least 1 and wounds 2, police say. More>>

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge Video included

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A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured. More>>

Correction: Trump Ethics-Flynn story

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not sign a mandatory ethics pledge ahead of his forced resignation in February, raising questions about the White House's commitment to the lobbying and ethics rules it imposed. More>>

The Latest: Dozens of French teenagers return to homeland

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attack outside Britain's Parliament in London. More>>

London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52 Video included

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British armed police have carried out a raid on a property in the central English city of Birmingham, after an attacker killed four people before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds. More>>

Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man Video included

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New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, "an assault" on the city's inclusiveness and diversity. More>>

White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. More>>

VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits. More>>

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

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The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions _ including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses _ spanning two decades, London police said. More>>

Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

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The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters behind enemy lines. More>>

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

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Londonderry is filling with mourners for the funeral of former IRA chief Martin McGuinness, who helped lead his militant movement to compromise with British Protestants. More>>

Egypt says Sinai fighting kills 12 security forces

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Egypt says 10 soldiers killed in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai. More>>

The Latest:: GOP intel chairman apologizes to Democrats

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Sen. John McCain says it is "disturbing" that the chairman of the House intelligence committee is publicly airing often-secret information. More>>

A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons Video included

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When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons. More>>

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

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Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. More>>

In Trump's America, Hungary finds a friendlier partner Video included

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Hungary's government built a fence along its southern border, boasts about making Europe great again and says political correctness can't interfere with fighting terrorism. More>>

Ex-postal worker admits scamming $1.2M in federal benefits

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A former U.S. Postal Service worker in western New York has pleaded guilty to scamming the federal government out of more than $1.2 million in benefits. More>>

Aid group says medical assistance needed in Iraq's Mosul

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Doctors Without Borders appeals for more medical aid to cope with huge numbers of Iraqi civilians fleeing western Mosul. More>>

20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

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Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot. More>>

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

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A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in Syria. More>>

Explosion slightly hurts 2 in Albania's military base

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Albania's defense ministry says an unexplained explosion has slightly injured two army personnel at a base in the west of the country. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A knife-wielding man goes on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. More>>

The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack Video included

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The Latest: South Korea's acting head of state has instructed the country's Foreign Ministry to help the five South Korean nationals injured in London during Wednesday's attack outside Parliament. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby. More>>

The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack Video included

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The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. More>>

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period in an "incidental collection.". More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

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AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. More>>

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people Video included

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Police say a white man accused of stabbing a black man to death with a sword in New York City told investigators he traveled to the media capital of the world to make a statement and attack black people. More>>

Lawmakers want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments

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A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years. More>>

US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS

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The U.S. and top officials from the 68-nation coalition fighting the Islamic State group are looking to increase the pressure on the extremists. More>>

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

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The head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency says the inspections regimen put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

Movie of Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' to debut Sept. 15

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The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn's counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September. More>>

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

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Syrian activists say dozens of civilians are dead or still missing after an airstrike on a shelter for the displaced in an Islamic State-held village in northern Syria. More>>

Mattis says he welcomes approval from Congress for IS fight

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria. More>>

Before Parliament violence, other attacks on Britain Video included

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Britain has been targeted anew by what authorities are calling a terrorist incident. More>>

The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. More>>

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. More>>

Correction: Oil Pipeline story

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. More>>

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states say they aren't responsible for recent acts of vandalism against the Dakota Access pipeline. More>>

'Be tender', Belgian king says a year after Brussels attacks

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Belgian leaders, victims and families of those who died in the March 22 suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and subway are marking the first anniversary of the attacks. More>>

US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

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South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

Bid to strip terrorist's citizenship may mark new Trump way

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The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of trying to strip a convicted terrorist of his U.S. citizenship in what some critics say could mark a new, tougher line under President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado Video included

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Some liberal interest groups and advocates are calling on the Senate to put off confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee while the FBI is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. More>>

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior

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The Navy and the Marine Corps say they're considering new ways to punish inappropriate online activity by service members, including posts of "intimate" images on social media sites. More>>

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

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Afghanistan says it wants the Trump administration to send more forces and help meet "military shortfalls" in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. More>>

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say Video included

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The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. More>>

Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

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The United States says it's exploring new diplomatic, security and economic measures in response to the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. More>>

Poland says EU's Tusk hurt nation's interest over 2010 crash

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Poland's government is accusing European Council President Donald Tusk of betraying national interests and bowing to Moscow in the investigation of the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. More>>

The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday

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The Latest: Dubai-based Emirates says it's not aware of ban on electronics in aircraft cabins on US-bound flights. More>>

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

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The Trump White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials to not give follow-up details to Congress about the deep cuts contained in last week's divisive proposed budget. More>>

Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace: Official

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Car bomb near Somalia's presidential palace in capital kills 5, police say. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

The Latest: McGuinness' coffin carried through streets

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Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the peace process in northern Ireland wouldn't have been possible without the courage displayed by Martin McGuinness. More>>

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

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Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter- million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. More>>

Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus

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Hezbollah: Syrian rebels detonate car bomb in eastern neighborhood of Damascus in renewed attacks on Syrian capital. More>>

Greek police contacting targets of parcel bombs

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Police in Greece are contacting the targets of eight parcel bombs addressed to European finance officials and businesses in various European countries, after the devices were discovered and neutralized at a postal sorting office near Athens. More>>

Ireland's McGuinness trod unlikely path from war to peace

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From Bogside battlegrounds to the center of Belfast government power-sharing, Martin McGuinness traveled a long-unthinkable path from war to peace. More>>

Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts

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Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. More>>

Sept. 11 families sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 attacks

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Hundreds of Sept. 11 family members have sued Saudi Arabia, blaming the 2001 terrorist attacks on the kingdom. More>>

Martin McGuinness, IRA leader turned peacemaker, dies at 66 Video included

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Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army warlord who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with its age-old British enemies, has died, his Sinn Fein party announced Tuesday on Twitter. More>>

1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN

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1st units of South Sudan regional protection force arrive within weeks: UN peacekeeping chief. More>>

Heartbreak and paperwork weigh on Brussels attack victims

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In the year since suicide bombings ripped through the Brussels airport and subway, those affected have found themselves imploring the Belgian government to recognize them as victims. More>>

Germany: 3 teenagers convicted in bomb attack on Sikh temple

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A German court has convicted three 17-year-olds of participating in a bomb attack last year on a Sikh temple that was motivated by hatred of other religions. More>>

Norway: South Sudan crisis is man-made, government must act

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Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. More>>

Blockade of rebel-held east forecast to hurt Ukraine economy

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Ukraine's central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting growth. More>>

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by his own men

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Israel's military chief says Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group. More>>

Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad attack

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing that killed 27 people on Monday. More>>

Administration tries to distance campaign aides from Trump Video included

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An FBI investigation into possible connections between Donald Trump "associates" and Russia is causing the White House to distance itself from two former senior members of the president's team. More>>

Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support Video included

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President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. More>>

White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides Video included

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The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump's team, amid an FBI investigation into possible connections between Trump "associates" and Russia. More>>

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

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Royal Jordanian Airlines is advising passengers that laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics won't be allowed in carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights starting Tuesday. More>>

DHS releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants

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The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. More>>

The Latest: Manafort says he had 'no role' in DNC hack Video included

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of fabricating allegations of election interference against Russia. More>>

Greece: Police find 8 parcel bombs headed to EU countries

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Police in Greece have discovered and neutralized eight parcel bombs, addressed to European Union finance officials and businesses in various European countries, at a postal sorting office near Athens. More>>

US boycotts UN rights council debate on Israel, Palestinians

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The U.S. State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel. More>>

Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government

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Syrian state TV: Government forces regain control of Damascus areas attacked, captured by rebels the previous day. More>>

Israel's multi-layer defense system nearing completion

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A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country's multi-layer defense system. More>>

Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23

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Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others. More>>

Syrian Kurdish militia says it's getting Russian training

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A Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey views as a terrorist group says Russian servicemen are training its forces in northern Syria. More>>

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

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Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. More>>

N.Korea says it's not afraid of US threat of military strike

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North Korea says it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. More>>

Top Palestinian official: Trump committed to 2 states

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A senior Palestinian official says he is encouraged by early signs that the Trump administration remains strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. More>>

$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

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France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. More>>

Germany's Merkel disputes Trump's NATO debt claim

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining Germany's rejection of a claim by President Donald Trump that it owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. More>>

Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint

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The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute. More>>

The Latest: EU grants more border aid to Italy

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Hungary's defense minister has inaugurated a small military base on the country's southern border for soldiers patrolling to prevent the entry of migrants. More>>

Hungary opens base for army border patrols to stop migrants Video included

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Hungary's defense minister has inaugurated a small military base on the country's southern border for soldiers patrolling to prevent the entry of migrants. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China's premier that he wants to boost their countries' cooperation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant. More>>

Air Force arsenal of land-based nukes shrinking as planned

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. More>>

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

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The Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy after being battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal. More>>

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

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The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. More>>

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

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French police have released the father of the Orly Airport attacker who was shot and killed while taking a soldier hostage. More>>

Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

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Fierce clashes have broken out on eastern side of the Syrian capital following an ambush on the city by rebel-aligned forces. More>>

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO 'vast sums'

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Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim the country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. More>>

Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

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Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. More>>

Iraqi troops push into area around symbolic Mosul mosque

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Iraqi government forces have pushed into the area around a highly symbolic mosque in western Mosul where the Islamic State group's leader made his first and only public appearance. More>>

UK anti-terror police simulate Thames tourist boat hijacking

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Police in inflatable powerboats have boarded a River Thames cruise boat as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. More>>

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. More>>

3 suicide bombers kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria

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A Nigerian police officer says that three suicide bombers detonated themselves Saturday night, killing at least four people in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. More>>

Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah

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French police say a man was shot to death after trying to seize the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris' Orly Airport. More>>

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

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The Trump administration is planning for a 30-foot-high border wall that is difficult to climb and "aesthetically pleasing" on the north side. More>>

The Latest: Orly attacker used revolver to detain soldier

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The Paris airport authority says Orly Airport is being entirely evacuated and all flights redirected after a man was shot dead after seizing a weapon from a soldier guarding the site. More>>

Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

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Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for 'horrific' deadly strike on boat with Somali refugees. More>>

Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

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Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow, violence spreads to new areas. More>>

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs

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Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs as part of a Russian-backed evacuation deal signed earlier this week. More>>

Turkey's president campaigns for referendum at war memorial

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Turkish leaders, soldiers and flag-waving spectators are commemorating a World War I campaign in which Ottoman armies held off an Allied expeditionary force, a bloody event that helps to underpin staunch nationalism in Turkey today. More>>

Israel returns fire from Gaza, strikes Hamas targets

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The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes against two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to a projectile fired from Gaza into southern Israel. More>>

Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

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President Donald Trump has defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

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AP FACT CHECK: Many bold claims about Trump's first spending plan and a CBO report on Republican health care don't stand up to scrutiny. More>>

In Beijing, Tillerson urges China-US cooperation on N. Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes. More>>

Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

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A spokesman for Britain's prime minister says the White House has promised that it won't repeat a claim that U.K. spies snooped on U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized

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From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the United States government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s. More>>

More victims come forward in Marine nude photo scandal

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A Navy investigator says more victims are complaining about explicit photos of them being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps. More>>

US denies striking mosque in Syria amid high death toll

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Syrian opposition activists say Friday prayers were cancelled in parts of northern Syria that are held by rebels after an airstrike on a mosque killed at least 40 people. More>>

Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes

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Israeli military: Anti-aircraft missiles launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory after Israeli airstrikes. More>>

Gaza artist fashions limbs from honeycomb to honor wounded

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A Gaza artist is crafting art out of honeycomb to draw attention to Palestinians who lost limbs in fighting with Israel. More>>

Activist: Basque separatist group ETA to disarm by April 8

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A representative of civil society groups says separatist group ETA's disarmament will be completed by April 8, in the latest initiative for laying down the militants' weapons. More>>

Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast

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Yemen rebel-run news agency says airstrike in the Red Sea hit boat carrying Somali migrants, killing and wounding dozens. More>>

Thousands stage anti-militia protests in Libya's capital

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Thousands of Libyans have staged mass demonstrations in a rare show of defiance against powerful militias encroaching into Libya's capital, Tripoli, after days of clashes that have effectively chopped the city into warring fiefdoms. More>>

Brother of Toulouse attacker on trek against radicalism

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Five years after his brother killed seven people in the name of Islam, Abdelghani Merah is now walking across France to preach tolerance and warn against the dangers of religious radicalism. More>>

House passes bill to help VA fill critical job openings

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The House has unanimously passed legislation designed to speed up the hiring of doctors and nurses at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Tillerson: Pre-emptive force an option with NKorea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has visited the world's most heavily armed border, which stands between rivals North and South Korea. More>>

The Latest: Rebel missile attack kills 22 Yemeni troops

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The Latest: UN agency says at least 31 killed in attack on a boat carrying Somali migrants off Yemen's Red Sea coast. More>>

How the US mission in Syria has evolved and could expand

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Over two-and-a-half years, the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Syria has evolved from airstrikes and training of local forces to an increasingly complicated mission. More>>

Documents detail Flynn payments from Russian interests

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A Democratic congressman has released documents showing payments of more than $67,000 in fees and expenses to former national security adviser Michael Flynn by Russian companies. More>>

China plans 1st structure on disputed South China Sea shoal

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China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson cites pre-emptive option for NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level 'that we believe requires action'. More>>

Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

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President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the Pentagon budget by $54 billion is missing an essential element. More>>

Many Trump voters would feel program cuts in budget proposal

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Many of the domestic programs facing deep cuts in President Donald Trump's budget proposal benefit his rural and lower-income supporters. More>>

Trump budget cuts would hit UN, international agencies hard

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The United Nations and dozens of its affiliated agencies are facing deep funding cuts and possibly an end to U.S. contributions, as the Trump administration seeks to save billions of dollars in diplomacy and development assistance spending. More>>

AP Explains: Trump's budget not the final word on spending

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President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.15 trillion budget, but it's hardly the final word on how the federal government will spend taxpayer dollars. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Who needs a wall? Trump says border is strong

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President Donald Trump says the border with Mexico is already "getting extremely strong" and would-be illegal crossers are giving up because they think "we can't get in.". More>>

US, Asia-Pacific allies rolling out F-35 stealth fighter

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The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, planes that cost about $100 million each and have cutting edge technology. More>>

As Trump touts Guantanamo, civilian prosecutors notch wins

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The conviction of an al-Qaida operative in New York City has helped federal prosecutors there maintain a perfect record in going after accused foreign fighters in civilian courts. More>>

Travel ban rulings highlight trouble posed by Trump record

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President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has been put on hold by a federal judge in Hawaii who questions the government's argument that the measure was motivated by national security concerns. More>>

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