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Russian, Chinese bombers fly joint patrols over Pacific

Nov. 30, 2022 04:58 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Chinese strategic bombers on Wednesday flew a joint patrol over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defense ties between the two countries. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-95 bombers of the Russian air force and the Chinese...

US dismisses Chinese objections to South China Sea mission

Nov. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday dismissed Beijing’s protests over a "freedom of navigation operation” conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, in the latest incident drawing new attention to one of the world's potential military flashpoints. The...

Turkish strikes harming counter-IS operations, US, Kurds say

Nov. 29, 2022 15:47 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. and Kurdish military officials said Tuesday that Turkish airstrikes and a threatened ground invasion in northern Syria are impacting their joint operations against the Islamic State extremist group. Mazloum Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic...

US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on Pentagon's arms stockpile

Nov. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intense firefight over Ukraine has the Pentagon rethinking its weapons stockpiles. If another major war broke out today, would the United States have enough ammunition to fight? It’s a question confronting Pentagon planners, not only as they aim to supply...

US sending Ukraine $400 million in ammunition, generators

Nov. 23, 2022 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending an additional $400 million in ammunition and generators to Ukraine, the White House announced Wednesday, and is pulling the gear from its own stockpiles to get the support to Kyiv as fast as possible as Russia continues to target Ukraine's energy sources and...

Ukraine experts join probe of fatal missile blast in Poland

Nov. 18, 2022 10:17 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Experts from Ukraine have joined Polish and American investigators who are looking into a missile blast that killed two men in eastern Poland this week. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Friday that the Ukrainian experts were at the grain-drying...

US sending Ukraine $400 million more in military aid

Nov. 10, 2022 20:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send $400 million more in military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials announced Thursday, amid concerns that financial assistance for the war against Russia could decline if Republicans take control of Congress. The aid comes as the vote counting from...

Republican Rep. Bacon wins 4th term in Omaha-based district

Nov. 09, 2022 02:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Don Bacon won a fourth term Tuesday in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District, which is typically Nebraska’s only competitive U.S. House district and is one the GOP has tried to tighten its hold on through redistricting. It was a tight race...

US to send $400 million more to Ukraine in military aid

Nov. 04, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending Ukraine $400 million more in military aid and establishing a security assistance headquarters in Germany that will oversee all weapons transfers and military training for Ukraine, the Pentagon announced Friday. Notably, the $400 million in aid...

Nebraska: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

While Republicans have a firm hold on Nebraska’s state government, the state’s Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District has morphed into a swing district in the last 15 years and is the state’s only consistently competitive U.S. House seat. It is currently held by Republican Rep....