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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan react on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot in early 2020

Sep. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain said Monday it broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran earlier this year to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. The announcement came hours after Saudi state television and a Bahraini local...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.” U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general

Sep. 19, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard's website quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for...

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Arabian Sea on Aug. 17, 2020. The U.S. Navy searched through the night into the morning of Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, for a sailor who went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its patrol of the northern Arabian Sea amid tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt/U.S. Navy via AP)

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

Sep. 18, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier safely transited on Friday through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important chokepoint for oil shipments, the U.S. Navy said, as tensions with Iran continue to simmer. In a “scheduled” maneuver, the U.S. sent...

Salt Lake City mulls limiting police access to military gear

Sep. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council said it is considering an ordinance that would limit its police department's access to decommissioned military equipment. A provision in the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act makes it easy for police departments nationwide to ask for surplus military...

Man wanted in shootings arrested after early-morning search

Sep. 16, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of shooting one man and injuring another has been arrested, officials with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Jamys Flying Horse, 22, was taken into custody about around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on charges of first degree murder, attempted...

This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Drone maker hurt by US-China rift, opening door to US rivals

Sep. 11, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all by themselves. Now police officers, firefighters and soldiers are interested in the self-flying machines. That's...

Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

Sep. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant. The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technology violates the right to...

Drone damaged after going off runway at New Mexico air base

Sep. 2, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force attack drone was damaged Wednesday when it went off a runway during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, the military said. The remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 49th Wing was the only aircraft involved, base officials said...

FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens speaks in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities have released Requesens to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro, his relatives said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Venezuelan politician jailed in 2018 drone attack sent home

Aug. 28, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have released an opposition politician to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro, his family said Friday. Images on social media showed Juan Requesens arriving home...

Montana drone technology company acquired for $350M

Aug. 27, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An international electronic warfare company has acquired a drone technology company in southern Montana for $350 million. CACI International purchased Ascent Vision Technology earlier this month, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. Ascent Vision Technology develops and builds drone...