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Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Dec. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump's bias against the company harmed its chances at winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Amazon's legal complaint against the Pentagon is sealed. A federal judge summarized its arguments in comments released Thursday. The...

Apparent Nazi salute photo leads to suspensions in WV agency

Dec. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a photo surfaced of West Virginia correction officer trainees giving what appears to be the Nazi salute, state officials quickly suspended some employees and the governor ordered the firing of those involved. The image, showing more than two dozen trainees with their arms...

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine people were hurt, including one critically, when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska...

Iran accuses France, Germany and UK of false missile claims

Dec. 5, 2019 4:31 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran accused France, Germany and the United Kingdom on Thursday of “a desperate falsehood” for saying its missile program goes against a U.N. resolution calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Iranian officials said...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Video showing the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead. The footage published Thursday by ProPublica calls into question the Border Patrol's treatment of Carlos...

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

TV news helicopter struck by object over Los Angeles

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles television news helicopter made a precautionary landing after it was struck in flight by an object that may have been a drone. KABC-TV reports its AIR7 HD helicopter was flying near downtown Wednesday evening at an altitude of about 1,100 feet (335 meters) when the crew...

US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

Dec. 5, 2019 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for...

Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft case

Dec. 5, 2019 2:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to indict seven men, including close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a sweeping graft case related to a possible conflict of interest involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines. State prosecutor Shai...

Official: Sailor used service weapon to kill at Pearl Harbor

Dec. 5, 2019 2:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. sailor shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War...