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Fight over surveillance cameras sent back to Fayette judge

Jul. 5, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A legal fight to reveal what kind of surveillance cameras Kentucky's second-largest city has and how they're used will return to Fayette Circuit Court after an order to release the information was reversed on appeal. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a circuit judge ordered...

Documents show NSA again improperly collected call records

Jun. 26, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained...

US protests spying suspect's treatment in Russian jail

Jun. 26, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says that it has officially protested the reported mistreatment of a U.S. national who is kept in jail on spying charges. The U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that it has sent a note of protest to the Russian foreign ministry, asking it to investigate...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

Jun. 21, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the...

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions

Jun. 18, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. The Pentagon said the deployment includes...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

The Latest: UN committee meets Friday on Ebola emergency

Jun. 12, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization says an expert committee will meet on Friday to discuss whether to declare the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. This is the third time the committee is meeting on the current...

Justice Dept.: Review of Russia probe 'broad in scope'

Jun. 10, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department review of the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation is "broad in scope and multi-faceted," and intelligence agencies have already been asked to preserve records and make witnesses available, according to a letter sent to Congress on Monday. Attorney General...

The Latest: Jury wraps deliberations for day in border trial

Jun. 7, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments at the trial of an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Jurors have wrapped up deliberations for the day in the trial of a border activist in Arizona accused of harboring...