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Navy halts use of fuel storage complex above Hawaii aquifer

Dec. 07, 2021 01:23 AM EST

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel...

Today in History

Dec. 07, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2021. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well as...

Biden to warn Putin of economic pain if he invades Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as the U.S. president seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near...

Saudi crown prince visits Oman on tour of Gulf Arab states

Dec. 06, 2021 21:18 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince traveled Monday to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. ...

EXPLAINER: What is the revived US policy on Mexico border?

Dec. 06, 2021 17:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday reinstated a Trump-era policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, seeking to comply with a court order and agreeing to changes and additions demanded by Mexico. It began in El Paso, Texas,...

Family of 6, including child, wounded in US strike in Syria

Dec. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded a family of six, including a 10-year-old child who suffered serious head injuries, The Associated Press has learned. Ahmad Qassim had picked up his family from his in-laws in northwestern Syria...

New Veterans Affairs clinic opening in Miles City this week

Dec. 06, 2021 14:28 PM EST

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — A new Veterans Affairs clinic is opening in Miles City this week, VA officials said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 2 at the 4,500-square-foot (418-square-meter) Miles City VA Clinic. It will see its first patients on Tuesday, the 80th...

Drone crashes on runway at Holloman Air Force Base

Dec. 06, 2021 12:55 PM EST

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says an unmanned aircraft has crashed on a runway during takeoff from Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. Officials with the 49th Wing say no injuries were reported in the Monday morning crash of an MQ-9 Reaper....

Fearing misuse, Israel tightens supervision of cyber exports

Dec. 06, 2021 12:21 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Ministry on Monday announced that it was tightening supervision over cyber exports — a move that follows a series of scandals involving Israeli spyware company NSO Group. The ministry said the countries purchasing Israeli cyber technology would...

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with Iran's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat. The visit by Sheikh Tahnoon bin...