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South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Sep. 24, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. ...

Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

Sep. 21, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests. The risky order follows humiliating...

China sanctions Raytheon, Boeing Defense CEOs over Taiwan

Sep. 16, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China announced sanctions on Friday against the CEOs of American defense contractors Raytheon and Boeing Defense over a major U.S. arms sale to rival Taiwan. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning did not specify what the sanctions would be against Gregory Hayes,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 26, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 25, 2022. Editorial: CT communities should share ideas about services for people experiencing homelessness More than 500 visits. That’s visits to a one-stop pop-up site that has had warm showers and now haircuts, too. ...

After firing public defense commissioners, new members named

Aug. 16, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. ...

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders

Aug. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. The...

Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

Aug. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion, scooping up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances amid broader concerns from anti-monopoly and privacy advocates about Amazon's market...

US ambassador to Japan warns of Chinese economic coercion

Aug. 02, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States is working with Japan and other likeminded countries to counter China's efforts to use its economic might to force political change around the world, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Rahm Emanuel,...

Northrop Grumman plans new missile integration facility

Jul. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. (AP) — Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to build a new missile integration facility in West Virginia. The company announced plans last week to build the 113,000-square-foot (10,498 square-meter) facility to increase its capacity to deliver weapons to meet...