Military and defense

Two men, both of Honduras, walk with attorneys as they cross into the United States to begin their asylum cases, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. A group of about five men were on their way to report for their first hearing under a new policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their case winds through U.S. immigration court. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 19, 2019 - 10:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several asylum seekers who are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court told a judge Tuesday that they are afraid to return to Mexico as they await their next hearing — a development that introduces a new wrinkle to a major U.S. policy...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An international human rights group says it has credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, and charged that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties. U.S. Africa Command officials immediately...
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President Donald Trump walks with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro along the Colonnade of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 19, 2019 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will work to designate Brazil a "major non-NATO ally" — and maybe even full NATO membership —as he welcomed the country's new Trump-friendly far-right leader to the White House. That's despite the fact that Brazil doesn't quality to...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:40 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move is the latest step by the government of President Abdel...
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FILE-In this June 27, 2015 file photo an airplane lands at the US Air Base in Ramstein, Germany. A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that drone strikes controlled from German territory are in line with international law. (Ronald Wittek/dpa via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the ban that human rights activists...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis, who resigned as Pentagon chief three months ago, is returning to Stanford University. The Hoover Institution at Stanford announced Tuesday that Mattis will join the public policy think tank to research and write about domestic and international security policy. He was...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The Pentagon has sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to lawmakers who want to know which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the border with Mexico. Democrats say the list shows that Trump is willing to cut needed defense spending and make the U.S. less secure, just to finance his wall. Trump has vetoed legislation aimed at blocking the cuts, and a veto override vote is set for next week. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 18, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday as lawmakers tried figuring out which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that the task would make lawmakers more likely to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with local residents and veterans at the historical memorial the Malakhov Kurgan (Malakoff redoubt) in Sevastopol, Crimea, Monday, March 18, 2019. Putin visited Crimea to mark the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 6:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia. Speaking at an outdoor...
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March 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted a picture of a $100,000 check he recently wrote to the Department of Homeland Security, his latest donation to a federal agency. Trump pledged as a candidate in 2016 to not accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary he would be due if elected...
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A forensics expert looks for clues inside a tram after a shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, sparking a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with sniffer dogs zero in on an apartment building close to the shooting. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 18, 2019 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local): 8 p.m. Turkey's foreign ministry has condemned the Utrecht tram shooting that killed at least three people. In a written statement Monday, the ministry said it "strongly" condemned the attack, "...
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