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Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck...

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a cease-fire and a massive Russian military buildup...

Capitol Police watchdog says force needs a “culture change”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police will tell a House committee on Thursday that there is a need for...

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq’s capital

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's...

EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

BERLIN (AP) — Negotiations to bring the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran resumed Thursday in Vienna amid signs of...

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to...

Saudi university catches fire near Yemen border in attack

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi university near the country's border with Yemen caught fire early Thursday after the kingdom's air defenses intercepted...

Iran’s supreme leader: Vienna offers ‘not worth looking at’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal...

Biden’s gamble: Will pulling troops revive extremist threat?

BRUSSELS (AP) — At its start, America’s war in Afghanistan was about retribution for 9/11. Then it was about shoring up a weak government...

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans Wednesday to visit Mexico and Guatemala on what would be her first official trip abroad,...

Stinging report raises new questions about Capitol security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shields that shattered upon impact. Weapons too old to use. Missed intelligence in which future insurrectionists warned, “We get our president...

Biden going ahead with big Trump fighter-jet sale to UAE

The Biden administration says it will go ahead with a big Trump administration sale of jet fighters and advanced armed drones to the United...

Probe faults DC Guard use of aircraft during June protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Washington D.C. National Guard lacked clear guidance and didn't fully understand how to appropriately use helicopters during the...

Trump-era spike in Israeli settlement growth has only begun

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree during the Trump era pushed deeper than ever into the occupied West Bank —...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. ...

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border...

Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a...

Austin: US adds 500 troops in Germany, despite Trump pledge

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the U.S. military presence in Germany by 500 troops and...

Russia says troop buildup near Ukraine is a response to NATO

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister said Tuesday that the country's massive military buildup in the west was part of readiness drills amid what...

NATO, US vow support for Ukraine, warn Russia on troops

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and NATO on Tuesday expressed strong support for Ukraine and warned Russia against pressing ahead with a major...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S....

Attack on Iran’s Natanz plant muddies US-Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over the resumption of indirect talks between the U.S....

Divisional arms races heat up at NHL trade deadline

Thank divisional play through the first two rounds of the playoffs for a little extra spice at the NHL trade deadline. ...

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in...

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended...

Attack on Iran’s Natanz plant muddies US, Iran nuke talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over Tuesday’s resumption of indirect talks between the U.S....

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White...

Pentagon chief orders review of deadly 2020 attack in Kenya

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security....

Biden nominee Wormuth would be first woman to lead Army

BERLIN (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, a former senior Pentagon official, to be the first woman to lead the...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S....

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran blamed Israel on Monday for an attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges...

Investigation finds Syria likely behind 2018 chlorine attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog found “reasonable grounds to believe” that a Syrian air force military...

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the...

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by...

Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic...

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising...

Pentagon chief declares ‘ironclad’ US commitment to Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at...

US-Philippines officials discuss concerns over China’s ships

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels”...

Iran says nuke program testing newest advanced centrifuge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers...

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike...

US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities...

Prosecutor: Salvini should not be tried for migrant policy

ROME (AP) — An Italian prosecutor on Saturday told a court in Sicily that there's no reason to order right-wing leader Matteo Salvini to...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic...

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and...

Positive atmosphere, little progress in Iran nuclear talks

BERLIN (AP) — Nascent talks aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran broke Friday without any immediate...

Pentagon to better screen recruits for extremist behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing ways to better screen military recruits for extremist behavior, while improving training for troops leaving the service...

Policy changes help drive US migrant crossings to new highs

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Paying a smuggler, Edgar Mejia could afford to take only one child with him to the United States. He chose...

J&J vaccine problems hamper US military vaccines overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders said Thursday that recent problems with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have made it more difficult to provide...

Space Force field command to be located at LA military base

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Air Force Base will serve as a field command site for the U.S. Space Force, California Gov. Gavin...

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing...

Number of kids alone at border hits all-time high in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest...

US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that...

Jill Biden shines fresh spotlight on military family program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday delivered on her promise to prioritize the struggles of military families by reviving a decade-old initiative that...

Medic who shot 2 was assigned to medical research center

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base...

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mission of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted to training and advisory roles, allowing for redeployment of combat forces remaining...

Albania sends troops, police, to end flight control strike

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government sent troops and police Wednesday evening to clear striking air traffic controllers out of the flight control tower...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in...

Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Moscow and Islamabad will boost ties in the fight against terrorism, with Russia providing unspecified...

Turkish aerobatic jet crashes during training; pilot killed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish Air Force aerobatic jet crashed in central Turkey on Wednesday, killing its pilot, Turkey’s defense ministry said. ...

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials in separatism cases

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a former education official and a former legal official in the northwestern region of Xinjiang to death with...

Jordan issues gag order as new audio backs prince’s claims

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan imposed a sweeping gag order on coverage of its palace feud Tuesday after a recording indicated that authorities tried to...

Marines open another probe into sunken tank blamed on errors

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps has launched a probe looking at the readiness of its troops before they participated in an exercise...

Navy medic shoots 2 US sailors; is stopped, killed on base

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Navy medic shot and wounded two U.S. sailors at a military facility Tuesday, then fled to a nearby Army...

Senators press for more on SolarWinds hack after AP report

Key lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned they've been kept in the dark about what suspected Russian hackers stole from the federal government and they...

World powers seek to bring US back into Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Officials from five world powers began a new effort Tuesday to try to bring the United States back into the foundering...

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reveal first Netflix docuseries

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the...

Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that...

2 men on terrorism watch list stopped at U.S. border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Two men on a terrorism watch list were arrested after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into California, the U.S....

Lawyer says mediation resolves feud among Jordan royals

BEIRUT (AP) — Mediation between Jordan's King Abdullah II and his outspoken half brother, Prince Hamzah, successfully de-escalated one of the most serious political...

AP-NORC poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving...

Transient held in fatal West Los Angeles vehicle assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A transient used a vehicle to assault two other transients, killing one, in the West Los Angeles area, authorities said. ...

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention center that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved...

Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort Sill

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female...

Turkey: Ex-admirals derided for statement on straits treaty

ISTANBUL (AP) — A group of retired Turkish admirals came under fire Sunday for issuing a statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history...

5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

PARIS (AP) — Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack...

Explosions in Somalia kill at least 15; army bases targeted

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Simultaneous large explosions were heard in and around two Somali army bases on Saturday, with the military confirming that at...

Unaccompanied migrant kids may be housed on California base

SAN MIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — The federal government may house unaccompanied migrant children on a California Army National Guard base in central California, officials...

France urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks

PARIS (AP) — France's top diplomat spoke with his Iranian counterpart Saturday and urged Iran to be “constructive” and avoid further nuclear escalation ahead...

US consults with Japan, South Korea on North Korea approach

National security adviser Jake Sullivan consulted with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea on Friday as the Biden administration settles on its approach...

‘First step:’ US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

The United States and Iran said Friday they will begin indirect negotiations with intermediaries next week to try to get both countries back into...

Italy: Officer held for spying says he had no sensitive info

ROME (AP) — An Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia says he didn’t have access to any information that would...

In ghostly border video, dangers for migrant kids revealed

PHOENIX (AP) — A border wall. Smugglers. Small children being dropped into America in the darkness. ...

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during counterterrorism operations in a mountainous zone in...

US looks to keep critical sectors safe from cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Biden administration official says the government is undertaking a new effort to help electric utilities, water districts and other...

Biden admin lauds talks on readmitting US to Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday welcomed a European Union announcement that the participants in the Iran nuclear deal will meet this...

In Italy spy story, Navy captain struggled with mortgage

ROME (AP) — Italy’s spy thriller took a decidedly mundane turn Thursday with indications that the Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents...

Migrants freed without court notice — sometimes no paperwork

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed and underprepared, U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families on the Mexican border without notices to appear in immigration court...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader’s entry shakes up planned vote

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said...

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules...

Authorities: Smugglers drop 2 children over US border wall

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Video released Wednesday by federal authorities show two Ecuadoran children being abandoned by smugglers after they were dropped over...

EXPLAINER: Questions remain about conditions of migrant kids

DONNA, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration's decision this week to allow journalists to see Customs and Border Protection's main holding center for unaccompanied...

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. ...

US expresses concern about rising Russian-Ukrainian tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday expressed concern about what it called escalations of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces...

Italy orders 2 Russian Embassy officials expelled for spying

ROME (AP) — Italy ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled Wednesday and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught the...

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