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EXPLAINER: What are US options for sanctions against Putin?

Jan. 25, 2022 05:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial options being considered to punish President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine range from the sweeping to the acutely personal — from cutting Russia off from U.S. dollars and international banking to slapping sanctions on a former Olympic gymnast reported...

US combat jet crashes in South China Sea exercise, 7 hurt

Jan. 25, 2022 04:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven sailors, the military said Tuesday. The pilot was able to eject before the aircraft slammed...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

Wisconsin GOP to vote on tougher penalties for protesters

Jan. 24, 2022 23:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators were poised Tuesday to vote on a pair of bills that would create tougher penalties for protesters who participate in riots and deface public statues. The bills come after protesters burned swaths of downtown Kenosha and damaged the Hans...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

UAE, US intercept Houthi missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi

Jan. 24, 2022 21:05 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates and the U.S. military intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile...

Afghan resettlement work wrapping up at Indiana Guard base

Jan. 24, 2022 14:54 PM EST

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Officials on Monday marked the winding down of work at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base that has helped resettle about 7,200 Afghan refugees in the U.S. since September. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb called the resettlement operation...

Army: Man who breached gate, tried to ram police shot dead

Jan. 24, 2022 11:11 AM EST

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Military police fatally shot a man who breached the main gate at Kentucky's Fort Knox and tried to run over officers, officials said. The shooting happened early Sunday when the man drove toward Fort Knox police officers after initially fleeing from them...

Head of US Special Operations Command has COVID-19

Jan. 24, 2022 10:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command has tested positive for COVID-19, the command said Monday. Gen. Richard D. Clarke has very mild symptoms and is working remotely, said Col. Curt Kellogg, his spokesman. Kellogg said Clarke hasn't been...

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

Jan. 23, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must...