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Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

Winnemucca man arrested after 3-hour, armed standoff

Jan. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EST

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man wanted on multiple warrants in California was arrested after an armed standoff with sheriff's deputies in Winnemucca over the weekend that began when he allegedly fled the scene of a minor hit-and-run accident. Humboldt County deputies say they...

North Korean missile tests signal return to brinkmanship

Jan. 17, 2022 23:23 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Grappling with pandemic difficulties and U.S.-led sanctions over his nuclear ambitions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be reviving his 2017 playbook of nuclear and missile brinkmanship to wrest concessions from Washington and his neighbors. North...

North Korea: Tactical guided missiles fired in latest test

Jan. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it had conducted a test-firing of “tactical guided missiles,” a day after South Korea’s military detected the North launching two ballistic missiles into the sea. Monday’s test was North Korea’s fourth round of missile...

Farmington police officer shot, wounded; suspect sought

Jan. 08, 2022 18:37 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington police officer was shot and wounded by a DWI suspect who remained at large, police said Saturday. The officer wounded Friday night, 25-year-old Joseph Barreto, was hospitalized in stable condition, a police department statement said. ...

Concerns persist about pace of cleanup at US nuclear lab

Jan. 07, 2022 19:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s top nuclear weapons laboratories are reiterating their promise to focus on cleaning up Cold War-era contamination left behind by decades of research and bomb-making. But New Mexico environment officials and watchdog...

West: Syria must answer 20 questions on its chemical weapons

Jan. 05, 2022 22:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations accused Syria on Wednesday of refusing for eight years to clear up 20 outstanding issues about its undeclared research, production and possible weaponization of unknown quantities of chemical weapons. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield...

North Korea fires ballistic missile, in 1st test in 2 months

Jan. 05, 2022 14:05 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, its first weapons launch in about two months and a signal it isn’t interested in rejoining denuclearization talks anytime soon and would rather focus on boosting its weapons...

US close to ending buried nuke waste cleanup at Idaho site

Jan. 03, 2022 20:57 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lengthy project to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at a nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer in eastern Idaho is nearly finished, U.S. officials said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week...

Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Jan. 01, 2022 19:44 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said early Sunday it launched strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip, a day after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory. Video filmed in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, showed three huge explosions and fighter jets...