Military and defense

Children look at candles lit up at the Peace Park in Nagasaki Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a day before the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the southwestern Japan city. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 5:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Friday, as the mayor criticized nuclear states including the U.S. and Russia for challenging survivors' efforts toward a nuclear-free world. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue lamented in his peace declaration that the opinion...
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for a trip to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, the president will confront a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2019 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire and now current director of the National Counterterrorism Center, appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has named Maguire as acting national intelligence director. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 08, 2019 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation's top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, El Paso Fire Medical personnel arrive at the scene of a shooting at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks, at the Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that far with a shooting at an Ohio entertainment district. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven days, three mass shootings, 34 dead. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks , at a Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that...
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In this Aug. 1, 2019, photo, migrants rest near a Mexican immigration center where migrants set up camp in Matamoros, Mexico. Turning Mexican border cities into waiting rooms for asylum seekers may be the Trump administration’s most forceful response yet to a surge of migrants, many of them Central American families. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
August 08, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrants encountered by U.S. authorities at the southern border has dropped below 100,000 for the first time in five months amid increased collaboration with Mexico and Guatemala to crack down on the flow, according to government data released Thursday. In July,...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Curt James Brockway. Montana authorities have charged Brockway with assault on a minor after a witness said he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground because the boy didn't remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo. Brockway's attorney says his client believes he was acting on an order from President Donald Trump. (Montana Department of Corrections via AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who refused to remove his hat during the national anthem believed he was doing what President Donald Trump wanted him to do, his attorney said. Attorney Lance Jasper told the Missoulian he will seek a mental health...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, a family watches explosions at a military ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, in Achinsk, Russia. Russian officials say powerful explosions at a military depot in Siberia left 12 people injured and one missing and forced over 16,500 people to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Dmitry Dub)
August 08, 2019 - 9:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said two people died and four others were wounded Thursday when a rocket engine exploded during a test. The ministry said the explosion occurred at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region, causing a fire. It said a total...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper poses with a horse presented as a gift at the Defense Ministry in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Esper's stop in Ulaanbaatar — the third U.S. engagement with Mongolia in recent weeks, underscored its key role in America's new defense strategy that lists China and Russia as priority competitors. (AP Photo/Chimgee Tuvdendagva)
August 08, 2019 - 6:27 am
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — With one hand resting on the mane of a sturdy Mongolian horse, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper invoked the name of one of America's great soldiers as he sought to strengthen the military bonds between the U.S. and this landlocked democracy sandwiched between Russia...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. Carlson faced criticism Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 07, 2019 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson has faced criticism before for his...
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In this video grab made available on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russia's military drone Okhotnik is seen taking off at an unidentified location in Russia. The ministry said the drone, which has stealth capabilities and is equipped with advanced reconnaissance equipment, made its maiden flight Saturday. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 7:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says a heavy drone it's developing has made a successful maiden flight. The Defense Ministry on Wednesday released a video showing the Okhotnik (Hunter) taking off, performing maneuvers and landing. The ministry has said that the drone, which has advanced...
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