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2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait, draw China protest

May. 23, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in an apparent show of support for the government of the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own. Taiwan's defense ministry said in a statement the ships passed through from south to north on Wednesday without incident,...

SEAL's trial delayed as defense seeks info on email snooping

May. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge delayed the murder case Wednesday of a decorated Navy SEAL to first make sure the government's monitoring of defense team emails did not compromise his right to a fair trial. Lawyers defending Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher want the judge in the case removed because he...

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

May. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers. The extraordinary comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first time he's...

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

May. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear if...

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants

May. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security made the request, and it was...

The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

May. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A judge has delayed the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused of murder while lawyers resolve questions over whether the...

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." "You will help the United States challenge growing Russian military influence in the Arctic, and push...

Nebraska police chief quits amid military service questions

May. 22, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. Marines. The Wisner City Council voted Monday night to accept the resignation of Jeffery Treu. The Norfolk Daily News reports that a Howard County sheriff's...

3 rescued after plane crashes in Alaska

May. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a plane has crashed in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Officials say all three people on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon were picked up Tuesday by good Samaritans following the crash. Two of the people were being flown by helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. The...

SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval

May. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors seeking the source of news leaks in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder misled a judge to get permission to track emails sent to defense lawyers and a journalist, an attorney said Tuesday after reviewing newly released investigation documents. Navy...