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Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." Bolton gave the keynote speech Wednesday at the 138th commencement at the academy in New London, Connecticut. He...

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn't want war with US

May. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported comments by Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh...

Nebraska police chief quits amid military service questions

May. 22, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. Marines. The Wisner City Council voted Monday night to accept the resignation of Jeffery Treu. The Norfolk Daily News reports that a Howard County sheriff's...

SEAL's lawyer wants prosecutor, judge booted off murder case

May. 22, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A lawyer for a Navy SEAL accused of murder wants military prosecutors and a judge removed from the case for their roles in snooping on emails sent to the defense team and a journalist in an effort to find the source of news leaks. Navy investigators and the prosecutor misled a judge and...

3 rescued after plane crashes in Alaska

May. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a plane has crashed in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Officials say all three people on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon were picked up Tuesday by good Samaritans following the crash. Two of the people were being flown by helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. The...

SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval

May. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors seeking the source of news leaks in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder misled a judge to get permission to track emails sent to defense lawyers and a journalist, an attorney said Tuesday after reviewing newly released investigation documents. Navy...

The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran

May. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Top Trump administration officials have told Congress that recent actions by the U.S. have deterred Iranian attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical of the White House approach...

The Latest: St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

May. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary halt to both arrivals and departures Tuesday...

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of closed-door briefings on...