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Turkey urges 'review' of US sanction decision over S-400s

Jan. 14, 2021 3:10 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official is calling on the new U.S. administration to engage in a dialogue with Turkey and to review a decision to sanction the country over its purchase of an advanced Russian air defense system. That request comes even though Washington has made clear that there can be...

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Norah O'Donnell: 'Journalism is more important than ever'

Jan. 13, 2021 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including sexual assault in the military, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and interviews with world leaders. Yet, the CBS Evening News anchor says she’s “never covered a year in my entire journalistic career like this last...

FILE _ In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump watches with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the flag for U.S. space Command is unfurled as Trump announces the establishment of the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.   The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Ala. as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to  Gov. Kay Ivey.   The governor said she was informed of the decision Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Jan. 13, 2021 5:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is...

Mike Pence to attend WVa ceremony for the late Chuck Yeager

Jan. 13, 2021 4:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to West Virginia to attend a public celebration for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager. The ceremony is set for noon Friday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Pence's office issued a statement Tuesday saying the vice...

Nebraska bid to attract Space Command includes $107 million

Jan. 10, 2021 1:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's bid to attract the U.S. Space Command's headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base includes $107 million of public and private money. Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce President David Brown said the local money is meant to help offset the roughly $1 billion cost of building the new...

Officials tour possible Space Command site in Albuquerque

Jan. 9, 2021 1:23 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Air Force officials have toured the grounds of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque to evaluate the site as a possible location for the U.S. Space Command. Strategic basing officials during the Thursday tour focused primarily on infrastructure at the base to house the Space...

A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pelosi's talk of limits on Trump nuke power raises old worry

Jan. 9, 2021 2:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's concern about President Donald Trump potentially ordering the launch of a nuclear weapon in his final days in office highlights a little-known fact: Launch authority rests with the president alone. It also resurfaces a question with no certain answer: What...

A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pelosi's talk of limits on Trump nuke power raises old worry

Jan. 8, 2021 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's concern about President Donald Trump potentially ordering the launch of a nuclear weapon in his final days in office highlights a little-known fact: Launch authority rests with the president alone. It also resurfaces a question with no certain answer: What...

Ceremony set in West Virginia for the late Chuck Yeager

Jan. 6, 2021 4:39 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A public celebration has been scheduled for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager in West Virginia. The ceremony is set for noon on Jan. 15 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, the city of Charleston announced in a statement Tuesday. The statement said Yeager's...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 file picture, Romanian children, visiting an airbase, wait to get a close look at a Soviet era Romanian MIG 21 fighter jet in Campia Turzii, Romania. The U.S. Air Force has deployed on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, about 90 airmen and an unspecified number of drone aircraft to a base in central Romania, boosting its military presence in the region where there are allied concerns that Russia is trying to display its military strength. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

US Air Force deploys airmen, drones to base in Romania

Jan. 5, 2021 1:38 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has deployed about 90 airmen and an unspecified number of drone aircraft to a base in central Romania, boosting its military presence in the region where there are allied concerns that Russia is trying to display its military strength. The Romanian Defense...