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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

HONG KONG (AP) — China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the territory's...

AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the...

No Oscars or sensitive art spark Hong Kong censorship fears

HONG KONG (AP) — Decisions in Hong Kong not to display a politically sensitive photograph in a museum exhibition and not broadcast the annual...

Suicide bomb hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia, 20 wounded

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two attackers believed to be members of a militant network that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group blew themselves...

General says attacks by foreign hackers are ‘clarion call’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at thwarting interference in last November's presidential election, the general...

Photos of migrant detention highlight Biden’s border secrecy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has tried for weeks to keep the public from seeing images like those released Monday of immigrant...

Rivals seeking to gain as Biden mulls approach to Syrian war

The Biden administration is mulling over America’s role in Syria’s ongoing conflict as the U.S. tries to break away from Middle East wars, but...

Photos of migrant detention highlight Biden’s border secrecy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has tried for weeks to keep the public from seeing images like those that emerged Monday showing...

US officials to hold talks in Mexico on migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Monday that several top U.S. advisers on border and immigration issues will meet with Mexican officials on Tuesday...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank’s chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of...

Tool created to aid cleanup from Microsoft hack in broad use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has...

2nd Canadian goes on trial in China on spying charges

BEIJING (AP) — A second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a...

US ties with Russia, China sink as Biden toes tough lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Joe Biden tries to assert America's place...

Critics of Brazil’s president being targeted by security law

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil are starting to employ a dictatorship-era national security law against critics of President Jair Bolsonaro, while lawyers...

Brazil security law being turned on president’s critics

SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defied police in the capital Friday, a day after the latest round of arrests...

Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

DANDONG, China (AP) — China on Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for...

Biden meets with UN Security Council members to talk climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told the permanent representatives of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the United States will join the...

Appeal court reinstates conviction of Flynn business partner

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated the conviction of a one-time business partner of former National Security Adviser...

China slams US plan to expel phone carriers in tech clash

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday called on Washington to drop efforts to expel three state-owned Chinese phone companies from the United States...

Homeland Security head spars with Congress over border surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s head of Homeland Security sparred Wednesday with members of Congress over the surge of migrants at the Southwest...

EXPLAINER: Stakes high as Moscow opens 1st of 3 Afghan meets

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia is to host on Thursday the first of three international conferences aimed at jump-starting a stalled Afghanistan peace process ahead...

US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on political freedoms in the...

White House sets low expectations for China talks in Alaska

The White House is setting low expectations ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s first face-to-face meeting with...

Child border crossings surging, straining US facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive, with the head of Homeland Security...

In early foreign policy tests, Biden takes on world as it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden in his early days in office has vowed a dramatic reordering of U.S. foreign policy from his predecessor....

AP Interview: Minister says Afghan forces can hold their own

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s interior minister said Saturday that Afghan security forces can hold their ground even if U.S. troops withdraw, challenging a...

FEMA to help manage unaccompanied minors at US-Mexico border

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of...

Sri Lanka to ban burqas, close over 1,000 Islamic schools

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas and said it would close more than...

US, Indo-Pacific allies to expand India’s vaccine production

President Joe Biden and fellow leaders of the Indo-Pacific group known as the Quad have announced a plan to expand coronavirus vaccine manufacturing capacity...

Kenyan police believe man who shot 2 dead was an extremist

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's head of criminal investigations said Friday that police now believe that a man who grabbed a gun from a...

EXPLAINER: What’s behind Hong Kong election law changes

HONG KONG (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature this week approved a resolution to alter Hong Kong's election law that many see as effectively ending...

Biden aides hold talks with Israel on Iran, regional issues

Top U.S. and Israeli national security officials met Thursday by secure video conference for their first round of talks on Iran and other regional...

Microsoft server hack has victims hustling to stop intruders

BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a massive global hack of Microsoft email server software — estimated in the tens of thousands by cybersecurity responders...

GOP senators criticize Pentagon nominee’s ‘partisan’ tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services...

Report: Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic...

Hong Kong court keeps 47 democracy activists in custody

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday ordered all 47 pro-democracy activists charged under a Beijing-imposed national security law to be...

EXPLAINER: How a primary got Hong Kong activists in trouble

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy supporters are being locked up in jail, charged with being a threat to national security. ...

Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent...

At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Biden weighs a dilemma

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's longest war is approaching a crossroads. ...

IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to...

US shifts state grant focus to extremism, cyberthreats

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants...

Senegal, Morocco, Caymans added to terror finance watch list

PARIS (AP) — An international agency that monitors terrorism funding kept North Korea and Iran as the only two countries on its black list...

Israeli plan to share vaccines frozen by legal questions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial plan to ship surplus coronavirus vaccines to a group of allied nations was frozen Thursday...

Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly investigated by the FBI on...

Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries,...

Violent attack as Niger’s voters select a new president

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Deadly violence struck Niger's presidential elections Sunday when seven members of the National Electoral Commission were killed when their car...

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce...

US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement in the U.S. would be more targeted under President Joe Biden than under his predecessor, with authorities directed to...

Colorado judge maintains charges for Dane accused in fire

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday decided against dropping criminal charges lodged against a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large...

Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Watchdog groups want the Biden administration to reconsider a decision by a U.S. agency not to conduct a more extensive...

US still unraveling ‘sophisticated’ hack of 9 gov’t agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities are still working to unravel the full scope of the likely Russian hack that gave the “sophisticated” actor behind...

Homeland Security seizes roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in ongoing counterfeit investigation across...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security seizes roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in ongoing counterfeit investigation across the US.

Pentagon rethinking how to array forces to focus on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more...

Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S....

Vigorous preparation returns as Biden calls other leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new-old ritual is taking shape in the Biden White House, one that starts with bulky briefing packages, war-gaming the “what-ifs,”...

France, West Africa step up counterterrorism efforts

PARIS (AP) — Leaders from five West African nations and France agreed Tuesday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in the Sahel...

Okonjo-Iweala is 1st woman, African to lead world trade body

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African...

China fires back at US allegations of lack of transparency

BEIJING (AP) — China fired back at the U.S. on Sunday over allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the...

Biden to slowly allow 25,000 people seeking asylum into US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of people who are seeking asylum and have been...

White House names SolarWinds response leader amid criticism

After members of Congress criticized as “disorganized” the U.S. response to a massive breach of government departments and private corporations discovered late last year,...

Biden calls for China review during first Pentagon visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced plans for a Pentagon review of national security strategy on China as part of his...

Australian court rules terrorists can be imprisoned longer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday upheld a law that can keep extremists in prison after they have served their sentences. ...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges...

New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed on highway

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico was in mourning Friday over the shooting death of a State Police officer in a highway-stop confrontation linked...

Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine

BEIJING (AP) — Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door....

US ends deal with Arizona restricting Biden on immigration

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the...

Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

CHICAGO (AP) — As federal officials grapple with how to confront the national security threat from domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the...

Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White...

Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of...

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden’s homeland security chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden's homeland security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post...

Long-detained immigrant families could soon face deportation

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers working with immigrant families detained by the U.S. government for more than a year say they’re worried the families could...

Hundreds deported under Biden, including witness to massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days despite his campaign pledge to stop removing most...

Hong Kong government critic Jimmy Lai returns to court

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai returned to court Monday to contest an attempt by the...

Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kongers have already made the sometimes painful decision to leave behind their hometown and move to Britain...

Biden presses Iran diplomacy as new special envoy tapped

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it’s going to revamp and enhance diplomacy toward Iran as the U.S. looks at restoring constraints on...

China derecognizes British National Overseas passport

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it will no longer recognize the British National Overseas passport as a valid travel document or form of...

Lithuania set to block Chinese airport scanner firm Nuctech

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Chinese state-owned maker of security-screening equipment should be blocked from supplying equipment for Lithuania’s three international airports over national...

Former Obama aide to be tapped as Iran envoy, angering hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top national security aide to former President Barack Obama will be tapped as U.S. envoy for Iran, a senior State...

Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the last moments of his presidency, Donald Trump trumpeted Space Force as a creation for the ages. And while President...

US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated...

Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global...

Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global...

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority...

Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America’s top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden’s commitment to reverse...

Correction: Trump-Biden-Immigration Snub story

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Jan. 25, 2021, story about the Trump administration’s efforts to limit the Biden administration’s changes to immigration policy,...

Woman sentenced in scheme to offer information to Russia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who once served in the Air Force was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal...

Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism...

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