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US downs Chinese balloon, a flashpoint in US-China tensions

Feb. 04, 2023 17:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on orders from President Joe Biden after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America, the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing. ...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 16:50 PM EST

Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as the suspected Chinese spy balloon that traversed the U.S. over the past week drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the beach boardwalk cheered as the...

Senior defense official: US collected intelligence on Chinese balloon as it flew over the the US this week

Feb. 04, 2023 16:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense official: US collected intelligence on Chinese balloon as it flew over the the US this week.

Republicans endorse Carluccio for seat on state's high court

Feb. 04, 2023 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Party officials voted Saturday to endorse a Montgomery County judge, Carolyn Carluccio, to be the party’s nominee in this year’s election for an open state Supreme Court seat. Party committee members voting at their meeting in...

Austin says military aircraft downed Chinese balloon over US waters and that shooting it down over land was too risky

Feb. 04, 2023 15:30 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin says military aircraft downed Chinese balloon over US waters and that shooting it down over land was too risky.

President Biden says he gave order on Wednesday to shoot down the Chinese balloon once it was over the water

Feb. 04, 2023 15:24 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden says he gave order on Wednesday to shoot down the Chinese balloon once it was over the water.

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

Feb. 04, 2023 15:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across U.S. airspace triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. China insists the balloon was just an errant civilian airship used mainly for meteorological...

US officials: Suspected Chinese spy balloon was downed by Air Force fighter aircraft

Feb. 04, 2023 15:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Suspected Chinese spy balloon was downed by Air Force fighter aircraft.

US has downed the Chinese balloon off the Carolina coast and an operation is underway to recover the debris

Feb. 04, 2023 14:40 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US has downed the Chinese balloon off the Carolina coast and an operation is underway to recover the debris.

Dems reshuffle primaries to stress diversity over tradition

Feb. 04, 2023 14:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic Party on Saturday approved reordering its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support. Although more...