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The Latest: Colombia tribunal orders 4 FARC leaders arrested

Aug. 29, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the decision of former rebel leaders to return to arms in Colombia (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Colombia's peace tribunal has ordered the arrest of four rebel leaders who appeared in a video Thursday pledging to resume their insurgency. A tribunal statement says that...

Japan's move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

Aug. 28, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting their relations. Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, rather than the simpler...

Pentagon auditor probing disputed cloud computing contract

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the...

Navy orders justice system review after SEAL's acquittal

Aug. 2, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...

Pentagon is reviewing the 'war cloud' contract Amazon wants

Aug. 1, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pentagon said new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military's $10 billion cloud-computing contract . President Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing complaints from other companies, as potentially biased toward Amazon. The e-commerce...

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

Jul. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has...

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

Jul. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing "tremendous complaints" he's heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc., a...