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High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

Jan. 22, 2019 12:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it...

Supervisor of Navy SEAL accused of murder faces charges

Jan. 22, 2019 12:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 is due in a military court to face various offenses Tuesday, including allegedly conducting the SEAL's re-enlistment ceremony next to the corpse and encouraging enlisted personnel...

Supreme Court: Pentagon can move forward with plan to limit transgender military service while lawsuits continue

Jan. 22, 2019 9:37 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court: Pentagon can move forward with plan to limit transgender military service while lawsuits continue.

Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congress

Jan. 21, 2019 9:40 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the opposition-controlled congress' defiant new leadership. Socialist party chief...

The Latest: Group in video threatens action in Venezuela

Jan. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a reported national guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military appears in a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President...

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

Jan. 21, 2019 8:58 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status before heading...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the...

Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government.

Jan. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EST
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government. .

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

Jan. 21, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. The mustachioed national security adviser developed a reputation as a bureaucratic bulldozer through more than three decades...