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Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

Aug. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Aug. 17, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises. Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA,...

Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Army football looks to keep the good times rolling

Aug. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Entering his sixth season at Army, coach Jeff Monken is in a very good place — 29 wins in three seasons and a team that's driven to keep the excellence going. The Black Knights are coming off an academy-record, 11-win season and their first national ranking — No. 19...

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Aug. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U.S. officials and a congressional aide say the administration informally notified lawmakers of the proposed sale late...

Coast Guard reports oil spill in southern Louisiana

Aug. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill has been spotted near an estimated 200-foot (61-meter) by 600-foot (183-meter) area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish in southern Louisiana. In a news release, the Coast Guard said late Thursday that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet (91 meters) of...

2 Blue Angels planes touch during midair practice run

Aug. 16, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says two Blue Angels jets touched midair during a practice run in the Florida Panhandle. Navy spokeswoman Lt. Michelle Tucker tells the Pensacola News Journal a jet made momentary contact with the underside of a second jet's outer wing Wednesday as the pilots practiced...

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

Aug. 16, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday bluntly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the U.S. and over his rosy comments on inter-Korean diplomacy, and said Pyongyang has no current plans to talk with Seoul. The statement by an unidentified...

Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast. The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1...