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Video: Palestinian kids lined up for photo in Israeli raid

Nov. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A video has emerged showing an Israeli soldier lining up school-aged Palestinian children and photographing them in a nighttime raid on their home. The video shines a light on the military's tactics in the occupied West Bank, which activists say violate Palestinian...

Palestinians: Israeli NSO spyware found on officials' phones

Nov. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it has detected spyware developed by the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on the phones of three senior officials and accused Israel of using the military-grade Pegasus software to eavesdrop on them. ...

Report: NSO spyware found on 6 Palestinian activists' phones

Nov. 08, 2021 14:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Security researchers disclosed Monday that spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists, half affiliated with groups that Israel’s defense minister controversially claimed...

Putin urges development of new hypersonic missiles, lasers

Nov. 03, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the country's arms manufacturers Wednesday to develop even more advanced hypersonic missiles and high-energy lasers to maintain the country's edge in military technologies. Speaking during a meeting with officials,...

Jill Biden dons apron and gloves, helps students make pasta

Nov. 01, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Jill Biden, a descendant of Italians, donned an apron and rubber gloves Monday to help culinary students at a Navy school in Italy make ravioli and noodles, a task she says she mastered with her grandmother. “I'm used to Italian cooking,” the...

Congress plans fixes for US military's AWOL weapons problems

Oct. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Congress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes. Under the proposals,...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

Oct. 22, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. ...

China calls missile launch 'routine test' of new technology

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused. The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could...

AP: Military units track guns using tech that could aid foes

Sep. 30, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

Determined to keep track of their guns, some U.S. military units have turned to a technology that could let enemies detect troops on the battlefield, The Associated Press has found. The rollout on Army and Air Force bases continues even though the Department of Defense...

Takeaways: AP’s investigation of military gun tracking tech

Sep. 30, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

A tracking tag that some units in the U.S. military are using to keep control of guns could let even low-tech enemies detect troops on the battlefield, an ongoing Associated Press investigation has found. Radio frequency identification technology — RFID, as it is known...