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Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

May. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb. The incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a...

Iran inaugurates new drone production line in Tajikistan

May. 17, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it inaugurated a production line for manufacturing a new military drone in Tajikistan, a first for both nations. A report by the official IRNA news agency said the ceremony took place during a visit to the Central Asian nation by Gen. Mohammad...

Ukraine evacuates civilians from steel plant under siege

May. 07, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a besieged steel mill in Mariupol, hoping to complete their conquest of the port in time for Victory Day celebrations. Officials announced that the last women,...

DJI halts Russia, Ukraine business to prevent drone misuse

Apr. 27, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Drone company DJI Technology Co has temporarily suspended business activities in Russia and Ukraine to prevent use of its drones in combat, in a rare case of a Chinese company pulling out of Russia because of the war. “DJI is internally reassessing compliance...

Israeli strike on Syria kills 4 soldiers, wounds 3

Apr. 27, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli missile attack on suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus killed four soldiers and wounded three others, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said earlier in the day that the missiles were fired from northern Israel shortly after...

Syria says Israel attacked areas near the capital, Damascus

Apr. 26, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses were active early Wednesday as Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at military positions near the capital, Damascus, state media reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. State media quoted an unidentified Syrian...

White House seeks more power to counter use of drones in US

Apr. 25, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is calling on Congress to expand authority for federal and local governments to take action to counter the nefarious use in the U.S. of drones, which are becoming a growing security concern and nuisance. The White House on Monday released...

EXPLAINER: Why Washington is boosting heavy arms for Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight weeks into the war, the Biden administration's decision to dramatically ramp up delivery of artillery guns to Ukraine signals a deepening American commitment at a pivotal stage of fighting for the country's industrial heartland. It also brings into stark...

Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged an additional $1.3 billion Thursday for new weapons and economic assistance to help Ukraine in its strong but increasingly difficult battle against the Russian invasion, and he promised to seek much more from Congress to keep the guns, ammunition and...

Feds indict 2 men accused of impersonating federal agents

Apr. 19, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men accused of impersonating federal agents and offering gifts and free apartments to Secret Service officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury, prosecutors said Tuesday. Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali were indicted in Washington on charges of false...