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Indonesia looking for submarine that may be too deep to help

Apr. 22, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy ships searched Thursday for a submarine that likely sank too deep to retrieve, making survival chances for the 53 people on board slim. Authorities said oxygen in the submarine would run out by early Saturday. The...

8 semifinalists for Louisiana State University's top job

Apr. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight candidates seeking to be Louisiana State University's next president were chosen Wednesday by a search committee for interviews, including the leader of another college system in the state and Gov. John Bel Edwards' top budget adviser. LSU...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...

Ukraine adopts military reservist law amid Russia tensions

Apr. 21, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law allowing to call up reservists for military service without announcing a mobilization, his office said Wednesday. The move comes amid a massive Russian troop buildup near Ukrainian borders...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Wait and see right approach on Foxconn Monday’s announcement that Gov. Tony Evers had negotiated a new deal with Foxconn wasn’t entirely a shock. The state had long expressed dissatisfaction...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

Apr. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house at a new...

In Minneapolis, city fortified after Chauvin guilty verdict

Apr. 20, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and trendy shops, two soldiers in jungle camouflage and body armor were on watch, assault rifles slung over their backs. Snow flurries blew around them. A few steps away at...

Russia defends foreign navy limits amid buildup near Ukraine

Apr. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia insisted Tuesday that it has the right to restrict foreign naval ships' movement off Crimea, rejecting international criticism amid Western worries about a Russian troops buildup near Ukraine. Ukraine last week protested the Russian move to close...

Rebels vow to take capital after Chadian president killed

Apr. 20, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a violent battle for control of the...

In race to rearm, Greece seeks partnerships, more hardware

Apr. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ANDRAVIDA, Greece (AP) — Greece has vowed to expand military cooperation with traditional NATO allies as well as Middle Eastern powers in a race to modernize its armed forces and face its militarily assertive neighbor Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited...