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Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Jul. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan rolled...

North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

Jul. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion. The statement by the North's Foreign Ministry comes during...

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul. 11, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets, warning Thursday that it will respond by developing and testing unspecified special weapons of its own to "destroy" the aircraft. The statement, which also urged South Korea to abandon its...

Birds at border prompt S. Korea to launch jets, issue alert

Jul. 1, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a brief media frenzy, South Korea's military said it turned out to be a flock of birds that prompted it to launch fighter jets and alert journalists that it had detected an unidentified object flying near the border with North Korea on Monday. The South's earlier...

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

Jun. 18, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons. Here's a look at what...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

Jun. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2005 and became affiliated with the...

S. Korea urges restraint after North's missile test

Jun. 1, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were being investigated and a conclusion is within reach. "There are...

Russia rejects US claim of violation of nuke test ban

May. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily rejected a U.S. claim of Moscow's possible violation of a global nuclear test ban. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, said Wednesday that Russia "probably" is not adhering to a pact banning nuclear weapons...

US official: Russia 'probably' not adhering to nuke test ban

May. 29, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia "probably" is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley. Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Ashley said Russia's nuclear...

Correction: Trump-Japan story

May. 29, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a story May 26 about President Donald Trump's visit to a sumo match in Japan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that spectators at sumo matches sometimes throw seat cushions when they are disappointed with the outcome. Cushions are tossed to praise the winner of a tough fight or in...