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  • Stowaway teen is resting at Honolulu hospital

    HONOLULU (AP) — A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu hospital. Hawaii's Department of Human Services said in a statement Tuesday that child welfare services officials are continuing to work to...

  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. North Korea last month threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test and...

  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The options, requested by the administration, include a range of troop numbers from zero to 10,000 U.S. troops and...

  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of national intelligence states that only certain...

  • Joe Biden warns Russia: 'Stop talking and start acting'

    Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Ukraine warned Russia to follow through on a diplomatic deal and take steps to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. “It’s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting,” Biden said in Kiev, alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister...

  • NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

    KIEL, Germany (AP) — Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine. The ships — a minesweeper and a support...

  • Joe Biden: U.S. stands with Ukraine in face of 'humiliating threats'

    Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reassured Ukrainian leaders that the U.S. stands with them in the face of Russian threats to their sovereignty, but urged Kiev to implement reforms to strengthen their country. “You face very daunting problems, and some might say, humiliating threats,”...

  • Chuck Hagel says Pentagon must get troops to act morally to prevent sexual assaults

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that servicemembers must be convinced to act morally, rather than just within the bounds of the law, to combat sexual assault in the military.

  • Poor security policies put national security at risk at defense intelligence agencies, IG says

    Defense intelligence agencies have allowed contract employees fired for misconduct to regain access to classified information, posing a threat to national security, according to a new report by the Defense Department's inspector general.

  • Liberal approach to disarmament makes a victim of Ukraine

    Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally.

  • Joe Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within...

  • High court rejects new Guantanamo appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined another appeal from a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who argues that federal appellate judges in Washington are ignoring the high court's command that the detainees be given a meaningful opportunity to challenge their confinement. Many foreign terror...

  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    NANJING, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound. "Japan is a country without credibility. They pretend to be friendly, but they can't be trusted," Qi Houjie said as...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off...

  • Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure. The Supreme Security Committee, which includes...



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