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Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

Dec. 14, 2018 9:00 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. Defense Minister Margarita Robles said Friday the money will be used to build five new navy frigates and, in a first phase, develop and...

Rep. Brown to discuss Army initiative on STEM-related fields

Dec. 14, 2018 4:28 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown is scheduled to discuss a U.S. Army initiative to expose more young people to fields related to science, technology, engineering and math in national security. Brown will be joined by Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy for the event at City Hall in...

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Dec. 13, 2018 3:58 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11 months...

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delays

Dec. 13, 2018 11:46 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment, an official said Thursday. The dam's construction managers have concerns about the quality of...

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

Dec. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei and...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

Dec. 6, 2018 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will be so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that...

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

Dec. 6, 2018 12:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed nearly 400 sets...

Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

Dec. 3, 2018 4:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to stifle...

Colorado's booming space industry is second to California's

Dec. 1, 2018 8:01 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — When Joe Laurienti talks about his team designing a rocket engine in a rented attic in the early days of his aerospace company, it brings to mind stories about Silicon Valley's high-tech companies that started as projects in somebody's garage. Laurienti's story about his company,...

Hawaii's false missile alert leads to new recommendations

Nov. 26, 2018 8:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has recommended changes to the nation's emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile. The report issued last week calls for mandating that software...