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North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he filed the claim in Bismarck federal court after the Army Corps of Engineers ignored an...

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreeing with India's contention the man's rights had been violated in a case that has been a source of friction...

Kentucky student begins trial for threatening comments

Jul. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police sergeant testified that a man accused of terroristic threatening owned ammunition that could be considered military grade. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Tuesday began the second day of Timothy Felker's trial. He's accused of saying he would "shoot up" his...

War college announces departure of its financial officer

Jul. 17, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The financial officer at the U.S. Naval War College is leaving, but college officials say his departure isn't connected to an investigation at the school. The college said Wednesday that Comptroller Mark Murphy will leave Aug. 2 to teach at the Defense Acquisition University in...

Military supplier to pay $11M over whistleblower claims

Jul. 16, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California company will pay the U.S. government $11million to settle allegations that it sold electrical connectors to the military that lacked proper testing or had failed tests. The government announced Tuesday that ITT Cannon also agreed to follow strict manufacturing and...

62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

Jul. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. Most are under investigation for posts that surfaced in a...

Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the...

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

Jul. 12, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief even with the nation facing potential armed conflict with Iran....

AP Exclusive: Officer alleges sexual misconduct by general

Jul. 11, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination. Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that...

Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests

Jul. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody was buried by authorities Wednesday against the family's wishes after refusing to return his body to loved ones, an attorney for relatives said. Officials quickly interred Capt. Rafael Acosta at a...