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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces trade mission to Europe

Jul. 18, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said she's traveling to Europe for her second trade mission there as governor, which will include a visit to an air show in the United Kingdom. The Republican governor announced she's traveling to the...

Elon Musk says he's moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas

Jul. 16, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk says he's moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California. Musk posted on X Tuesday that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket launch site dubbed Starbase in...

Russian assassination plots against those supporting Ukraine uncovered in Europe, official says

Jul. 12, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western intelligence agencies have uncovered Russian plots to carry out assassinations, arson and other sabotage in Europe against companies and people linked to support for Ukraine’s military — one of the most serious being a plan to kill the head of a German arms...

Ukraine opens DC weapons office and Europe bolsters defense spending as November US election looms

Jul. 09, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO countries are moving to shore up their weapons production capabilities as a hedge against the November presidential vote, signing a nearly $700 million contract for more Stinger missiles and making pledges to boost their own defense production. Ukraine, a...

One dies after explosion at Arkansas defense weapons plant

Jul. 05, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — One person has died after an explosion at a defense weapons plant in Arkansas, the facility's operators confirmed Friday. The explosion happened Wednesday at the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ plant in Camden, about 86 miles (138 kilometers)...

Mali's army and Russian mercenaries accused of killing dozens of civilians in Kidal region

Jul. 05, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's army and Russian mercenaries killed dozens of civilians during a military operation last month in northern Mali, civil organization and community members alleged Friday, amid a surge in violence after the ruling junta broke off a peace agreement with rebel groups. ...

Putin calls for resuming production of intermediate missiles after scrapping of treaty with US

Jun. 28, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for resuming production of intermediate-range missiles that were banned under a now-scrapped treaty with the United States. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, or INF, which banned ground-based nuclear and...

A father who lost 2 sons in a Boeing Max crash waits to hear if the US will prosecute the company

Jun. 28, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

As they travel around Alaska on a long-planned vacation, Ike and Susan Riffel stop now and then to put up stickers directing people to “Live Riffully.” It's a way for the California couple to honor the memories of their sons, Melvin and Bennett, who died in 2019 when a Boeing 737...

US sanctions Boeing for sharing information about 737 Max 9 investigation

Jun. 27, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Boeing is being sanctioned by U.S. investigators for sharing information about a federal investigation of a door plug blowout that left a gaping hole in a Boeing 737 Max 9. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that Boeing “blatantly violated” the agency's...

A mechanic for a Boeing subcontractor says he was fired after complaining about poor repair work

Jun. 26, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A mechanic for a Boeing subcontractor claims he was fired after complaining about poor repair work on planes in a Boeing factory near Seattle. Boeing says the man’s concerns did not raise safety issues. Lawyers for the mechanic said Wednesday that the man saw...