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Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

Jan. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along the Southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein said Thursday she hoped to...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Mathieu, Clark turn gambles by Chiefs into wise investments

Jan. 15, 2020 4:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were watching the AFC championship game on television a year ago, their teams knocked out of the playoffs, never thinking for a moment what the following 12 months might bring them. Or more accurately, where it might bring them. But after the Chiefs...

In this image taken from video, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei openly weeps as he leads a prayer over the coffin of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Iran Press TV via AP)

Iranian leader's tears a sign of respect for slain general

Jan. 6, 2020 12:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a rare display of emotion from the typically reserved and measured supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cried openly Monday at the funeral of slain Gen. Qassem Soleimani, his most important military commander with whom he shared a deep bond. “Oh...

Mississippi shipyard receives $453M US Navy contract

Jan. 4, 2020 10:36 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipyard on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been awarded a $453 million contract to provide support to U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers. The Department of Defense contract for Ingalls Shipuilding calls for planning yard design services for existing Ticonderoga-class cruisers and...

Greece deal with Lockheed seals major air force upgrade

Dec. 27, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Greece says it has signed an agreement with U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin that will allow a major upgrade of its F-16 fighter jet fleet over the next seven years as the country emerges from a financial crisis and faces renewed tension with neighbor and fellow NATO member Turkey. The defense ministry...

Judge orders Alabama city to pay legal fees in school fight

Dec. 26, 2019 2:03 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A mostly white Alabama city that tried to form its own school system must pay nearly $850,000 to attorneys representing black people who successfully fought the move, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala ruled Monday that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and...

Navy contract change eliminates Pearl Harbor shipyard jobs

Dec. 23, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — New U.S. Navy contracting terms have resulted in a pullout by a major contractor that is expected to result in the loss of hundreds of jobs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials said. BAE Systems PLC will no longer perform Navy surface ship repair at Pearl Harbor, eliminating about 325...

A McAllen K-9 police officer walks past rebar that will make up the border wall before DHS Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf tours and speaks to the local media at the border wall under construction on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, south of Donna, Texas./The Monitor via AP)

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

Dec. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson...

Firm that boasts about border wall building gets contract

Dec. 3, 2019 10:35 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that has long claimed it can build a U.S.-Mexico border wall cheaper and faster than competitors has been awarded a contract to construct a portion of the structure in Yuma, Arizona. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Fisher Sand and...

North Dakota company awarded contract to build border wall

Dec. 2, 2019 7:41 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company has been awarded a contract to help build a border wall in Yuma, Arizona. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a border wall contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel of Dickinson. Fisher will receive nearly...