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Dual hearings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump's Iran policy

May. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked for a second opinion. The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday, unusual and potentially polarizing, come...

Republicans say New Mexico should re-deploy border troops

May. 21, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Republican state legislators want Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to reverse course and deploy more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico. GOP House lawmakers including minority leader James Townsend of Artesia provided a letter Monday to the governor's office...

The Latest: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state....

Architects of post-9/11 CIA interrogation program to testify

May. 20, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former CIA contractors who designed the harsh interrogation program used after the Sept. 11 attacks are being summoned to testify before the military tribunal at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were among a dozen approved witnesses...

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast's powers and proxies

May. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens of thousands of troops scattered across military bases in the Middle East. It recently sent the USS Abraham Lincoln...

Buckeye police identify man who died in a motorcycle crash

May. 20, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Buckeye say a man who died in a crash involving two motorcycles was an Illinois man living in Phoenix and reportedly serving in the Army Reserves. They say 19-year-old Edgar Miguel Acevedo was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday. Police say the two motorcyclists were on a...

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

May. 20, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked for a second opinion. The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday, unusual and potentially polarizing, come...

Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

May. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker, named Coimbra, since April 29 and has pumped more than 62,000 gallons (235,000 liters) of oil since May 11, the Coast Guard...

Washington man arrested for pointing laser at helicopter

May. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say a Port Angeles, Washington man is under arrest for pointing a laser at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. U.S. Attorney Brian Moran says Randall Muck was arrested Monday after being indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft and...

Deployed Army dad surprises daughter at Florida graduation

May. 20, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida high school graduate got an unexpected gift when she was called back up on stage during the ceremony and then joined by her soldier father, whom she hadn't seen in 10 years. The audience in the auditorium erupted into applause Sunday afternoon as U.S. Army Staff Sgt....