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US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Feb. 16, 2019 7:45 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. Three scheduled Air Force C-17...

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

Feb. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports . Gov. Mike Dunleavy says in a video message that the soldiers...

Merrill scores 20 to lift Utah St. past Air Force 76-62

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had 20 points as Utah State beat Air Force 76-62 on Saturday. Neemias Queta had 17 points for Utah State (20-6, 10-3 Mountain West Conference). Diogo Brito added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Abel Porter had 10 points for the visitors. Lavelle Scottie had 25 points...

Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

Feb. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview with reporters...

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

Feb. 16, 2019 7:37 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. In an interview with The Associated Press in the capital Kabul, Karzai worried that...

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Feb. 16, 2019 6:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement....

Iowa couple collects donations for veterans in son's honor

Feb. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Falls couple continues to hold a donation drive for residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in memory of their son killed in Afghanistan in 2007. For more than a decade, Kandie and Brad Vaughn have put on their annual "Shower of Gifts" of toiletries and other necessary items for...

Omaha to move war memorials for riverfront project

Feb. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — War memorials in the path of Omaha's downtown riverfront project will soon get a new home. Pieces honoring the U.S. Marine Corps, airborne troops and hundreds of bricks memorializing various service members could make the move to Memorial Park by the end of the year, the Omaha...

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

Feb. 15, 2019 10:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal...

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

Feb. 15, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. Republicans are deeply torn over Trump's decision to invoke executive power after...