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Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

Dec. 12, 2018 12:24 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. In recent months, Turkey has shelled...

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Dec. 12, 2018 8:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet. The five crew members...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and...

The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

Dec. 11, 2018 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local): 4:35 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted...

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Dec. 11, 2018 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided...

US military's Aegis system intercepts test missile in Hawaii

Dec. 11, 2018 6:39 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense system has intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile in a test near Hawaii. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday's test showed an interceptor missile the military is developing with Japan is ready to be manufactured. Defense...

Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive

Dec. 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump highlighted the spirit of giving Tuesday by sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The first lady said she had been looking forward to the Toys for Tots event all year. The charity collects new toys and...

Massachusetts pilot who crashed during WWII accounted for

Dec. 11, 2018 11:39 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Massachusetts whose plane crashed during World War II has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner, of Brookline, was accounted for in September. The 25-year-old Turner was the pilot of a C-109...

5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Dec. 11, 2018 8:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor. The five were on a KC-130...

Russian National Guard chief sues opposition leader Navalny

Dec. 11, 2018 6:14 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's National Guard chief has filed a lawsuit against opposition leader Alexei Navalny after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard of President Vladimir Putin, sought 1 million rubles (about $15,000) from Navalny, whom he accused of slander. The lawsuit...