Armed forces

FILE - Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, front right, meets with Arizona National Guard soldiers prior to their deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation on Monday, April 9, 2018, in Phoenix. Ducey told the group of soldiers preparing to deploy from the Phoenix military base that their "mission is about providing manpower and resources" to support agencies on the border and denied that there was a political motive. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 30, 2018 - 4:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain...
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Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro celebrate in front of his residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The far-right congressman took a commanding lead in the race for Brazil's presidency, as voters apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 28, 2018 - 9:44 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that he would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after...
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen walks away from a plaque adorning a newly fortified border wall structure Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 26, 2018 - 5:44 pm
CALEXICO, California (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that "everything is on the table" as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 26, 2018 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administrations plan to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:42 a.m. A U.S. official says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has directed the military to work out details of a troop deployment to the southern border that could number 800 or...
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The sprawling caravan of migrants hoping to make their way to the United States set off again, forming a column more than a mile long as the group trekked out of the town of Mapastepec in southern Mexico before dawn. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 25, 2018 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Women can now serve in all roles in Britain's military, including front-line combat units and the special forces. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the change Thursday, saying "the idea that we are excluding half the population from some of these most vital roles...
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North Korean Vice Minister of the People's Armed Forces, Col. General Kim Hyong Ryong, center, gestures as he chats with South Korean delegations during a tea break for the Xiangshan Forum, a gathering of the region's security officials, in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The top North Korean general says his country wants to turn the Korean Peninsula into "the cradle of peace and prosperity." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 25, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean general said Thursday that his country seeks a "stable peace" and wants to turn the Korean Peninsula into "the cradle of peace and prosperity," furthering a departure from the bellicose language of the past. Vice Minister of the People's Armed Forces, Col. Gen. Kim...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, left, arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Tucson, Ariz., where opening arguments began in his murder trial in Tucson. Swartz will face a second trial Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in the killing of a 16-year-old Mexican teen across the international border. Swartz was acquitted of second-degree murder in Tucson earlier in the year and now will be tried on voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
October 23, 2018 - 7:09 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will once again try a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting. The agent was acquitted earlier this year of murder, but a jury deadlocked on manslaughter charges. A jury was selected Tuesday and opening arguments are...
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October 22, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident. The 100 mile-wide (160 kilometer-wide) strait divides the island nation from mainland China. Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway Chinese province and objects to...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, Satyawart, left, and Balvinder Singh, immigrants from India freed from the federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., talk at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Salem, Ore. After Trump's zero-tolerance policy recently sent immigrant detainees to a federal prison in rural Oregon, more than 100 lawyers, retirees, recent college graduates, clergy and others in the area stepped up to help out. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
October 22, 2018 - 10:55 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that...
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