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Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount

Jun. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. The...

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Jun. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches...

Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant

Jun. 17, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it is spending $142 million and hiring 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its south Arkansas facility. The Maryland-based company on Monday announced the expansion of its plant in Camden, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Little...

NY Sen. Schumer: fix Lake Ontario infrastructure

Jun. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

FAIR HAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario. Schumer plans to tour the area Monday morning to survey damage from the winter. A pier and a barrier...

Today in History

Jun. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife,...

Female team leading helicopter training changes command

Jun. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in the history of Helicopter Training Squadron Eight at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, two women held the top two leadership positions in the Navy's oldest helicopter training squadron. For the past 14 months, Cmdr. Jessica R. Parker, commanding officer, and...

US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

A U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether...

Connecticut National Guard members returning from deployment

Jun. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Members of the Connecticut Army National Guard are coming home from deployment just in time for Father's Day. Officials say about ten members of the Connecticut Army National Guard's 192nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company are returning Saturday to Bradley...

War college's 1st female president looks forward to serving

Jun. 15, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College says she's humbled by her selection as college president and looks forward to serving in that role. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam, was named as the 57th president Friday. Navy...

Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

Jun. 15, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border Network for...