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Questions raised about of China anti-locust 'duck army'

Feb. 27, 2020 8:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Questions were raised Thursday about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation. The Ningbo Evening News had said the legion of lotus-eating waterfowl would be sent from the eastern...

This combination of two file photos shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 14, 2019, and President Donald Trump on April 17, 2018. New York's Democratic governor told reporters Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that the Republican president is punishing blue states, including New York, over their politics as the president runs for re-election. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Cuomo; Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Trump, File)

Cuomo says Trump is punishing New York for being too blue

Feb. 26, 2020 9:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal. In the past few weeks, New York has come out on the losing end on a series of federal acts. The Army Corps of Engineers slashed funding for a study of a colossal offshore sea...

Construction crew perform a controlled detonation at the base of Monument Hill in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of Lukeville, Ariz., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Construction crews in southern Arizona have recently began blasting hills at the site to clear space for a new border wall system, bulldozing through a place called Monument Hill to construct a 30-foot (9-meter) steel wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land

Feb. 26, 2020 7:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land they consider sacred to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “No...

In this Feb. 21, 2020, photo, a South Korean marine wearing a mask stands in front of the Navy Base after a soldier of the unit was confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus on Jeju Island, South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. (Woo Jang-ho/Yonhap via AP)

US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

Feb. 26, 2020 10:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. As the new coronavirus, which...

Pro-democracy students wave mobile phones with flashlights switched on, during a large rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Thailand's normally docile students have been holding large rallies around the country, triggered by a court ruling dissolving a popular opposition political party whose democracy-promoting policies had attracted substantial support among younger Thais. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thai student rallies protest dissolution of opposition party

Feb. 26, 2020 10:08 AM EST

PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's normally docile students have been holding rallies around the country to express their discontent with the established political order. The rare mass activism was triggered by a court ruling dissolving a popular opposition political party whose democracy-promoting...

Report expected to decide fate of Snake River electric dams

Feb. 25, 2020 7:31 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Washington state environmentalists, farmers, tribal leaders and public utility officials are awaiting a federal report concerning whether four Snake River dams can coexist with a dwindling salmon population. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the...

This undated photo provided by the United States Air Force shows Brig. Gen. Paul E. Knapp. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has selected Gen. Knapp in the U.S. Air Force reserves to take over as commander of the Wisconsin National Guard following a sexual assault scandal that led to the former leader resigning in December, Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (United States Air Force via AP)

Air Force reservist picked to lead Wisconsin National Guard

Feb. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force reserves who has more than 25 years of military experience will take over as commander of the Wisconsin National Guard following a sexual assault scandal that led to the former leader resigning in December, Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday....

Armed off-duty police officers take cover during and exchange of gunfire with army soldiers, as they protest over police pay and working conditions, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Off-duty police officers and their supporters exchanged fire for nearly two hours with members of the newly reconstituted Haitian army in front of the national palace. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police

Feb. 24, 2020 4:09 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters. The ministry said another soldier is in stable condition with a bullet wound. Haitian police...

This is a court artist sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers as he appears at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court for his extradition hearing, in London, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.  (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks' Assange

Feb. 24, 2020 2:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court. A lawyer for the U.S. authorities, who want to try Assange on espionage charges,...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers hone their long-distance marksmanship skills as they train at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The soldiers are members of the Army's new Security Force Assistance Brigade. The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of it's new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

New Army training team heads to Africa

Feb. 24, 2020 1:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent. The decision to send a couple hundred soldiers from the 1st...