Military and defense

July 03, 2019 - 5:13 pm
A new push is underway to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At...
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This July 2, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency shows a U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector Dive Team searching for a 2-year-old Haitian girl in Rio Grande River in Del Rio, Texas. According to a news release on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station detained a woman from Haiti shortly after she crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico. The woman told agents she had lost her daughter while crossing the river. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 11:53 am
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents are searching for a missing 2-year-old girl in the Rio Grande near the Texas town of Del Rio. According to a news release on Tuesday, agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station detained a woman from Haiti shortly after she crossed the Rio Grande...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a ceremony to receive credentials from newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Russia in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 11:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill suspending Russia's participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty. Putin's decree, released on Wednesday, formalizes Russia's departure from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States following Washington's...
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In this April 21, 2019 photo, Sri Lankan police chief Pujith Jayasundara, right, leaves after an inspection at St. Anthony's church, one of the sites of Easter Sunday explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested the country's police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and its former defense secretary for alleged negligence leading to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 03, 2019 - 10:30 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan magistrate ordered the detention of the country's suspended police chief and its former defense secretary on Wednesday, a day after they were arrested for alleged negligence leading to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and...
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One of two Bradley Fighting Vehicles is parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was...
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Germany's Ursula von der Leyen smiles during a press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday July 3, 2019. On Tuesday, EU leaders nominated Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to become president of the executive Commission. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 03, 2019 - 9:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on key appointments at the European Union (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The nomination of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to lead the European Union's executive Commission has created new strife in Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition at home. Von...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. A fire on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there were survivors. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 6:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Some crew members have survived a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Sergei Shoigu didn't specify how many crew members were rescued from Monday's fire. Speaking at the navy's...
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In this photo released by the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Rouhani warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 4:30 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, and his wife, Andrea Gallagher smile after leaving a military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in San Diego. A military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 03, 2019 - 3:05 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder case of a Navy SEAL accused of killing a war prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Navy SEAL acquitted of killing a wounded war prisoner in Iraq says he's "happy and grateful." Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher spoke...
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Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks alongside members of the Hispanic Caucus after touring inside of the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Monday, July 1, 2019. Castro's identical twin, presidential candidate Julian Castro, held a rally outside the building over the weekend. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
July 02, 2019 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensity of President Donald Trump's hardline approach to immigration hasn't just pushed the Republican Party rightward — it's also moving Democrats in ways that are profoundly transforming the immigration debate. Gone are hopes for a big, bipartisan immigration overhaul once...
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