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The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

Feb. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout...

Seamstress, Gaston College create prototype military uniform

Feb. 4, 2019 12:05 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A Bessemer City seamstress has teamed with Gaston College to design a prototype flame-retardant U.S. Army uniform. Known as "The Squirrel Lady" around town — due to her affinity for the woodland creatures, which she raises in her backyard — Linda Thompson threaded her...

Nominees picked for open Pennsylvania state Senate seat

Jan. 28, 2019 10:04 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Navy veteran and former Veterans Affairs official will compete with an information technology consulting firm owner for an open state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh. Republican delegates chose D. Raja and Democrats chose Pam Iovino in Sunday's votes. April 2's special election...

Stealthy destroyer commissioned in San Diego ceremony

Jan. 27, 2019 6:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An American flag was raised as part of a ceremony in San Diego commissioning the USS Michael Monsoor, one of the new stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers. The Los Angeles Times reports California congressman Scott Peters was among the dignitaries who spoke during the event Sunday that drew...

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to...

APNewsBreak: SC inmates to get tablets for movies, calling

Jan. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling...

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

Jan. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech at the Pentagon,...

Bomb-laden rebel drone kills 6 at Yemen military parade

Jan. 10, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade Thursday for the Saudi-led coalition, killing at least six people in a brazen attack threatening an uneasy U.N.-brokered peace in the Arab world's poorest nation. The attack at the Al-Anad Air Base...

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

Jan. 6, 2019 2:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown...