Military and defense

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks to reporters following a Democratic strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate's top Democrat is raising questions about the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the China-owned video app TikTok, citing potential national security concerns and a ban by the Department of Homeland Security, he said in a letter Saturday, Feb. 22, to TSA Administrator David Pekoske. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2020 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues. New York Sen...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves as she finishes speaking during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 23, 2020 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local): 2 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is promising to legalize marijuana, throw out past marijuana convictions and support other countries that want to legalize. The Massachusetts senator’s plan released Sunday would also fund...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington, en route to India. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 23, 2020 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a...
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A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange wears a mask and chains outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 23, 2020 - 9:57 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents. A judge at Woolwich Crown Court will begin hearing...
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In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic inspects arms at the Batajnica military airport outside Belgrade, Serbia. President Vucic says his country has taken delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state that formally seeks European Union membership. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
February 23, 2020 - 6:51 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks to reporters following a Democratic strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate's top Democrat is raising questions about the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the China-owned video app TikTok, citing potential national security concerns and a ban by the Department of Homeland Security, he said in a letter Saturday, Feb. 22, to TSA Administrator David Pekoske. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2020 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat is raising questions about the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the China-owned video app TikTok, citing potential national security concerns and a ban by the Department of Homeland Security. Sen. Chuck Schumer raised the concerns in a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, listens as President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says he has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to get the president re-elected. The comments by O'Brien were released Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in a transcript of an interview with ABC's “This Week with George Stephanopoulos" set to air on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 22, 2020 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump. Robert O'Brien's comments come after conflicting accounts emerged from a recent...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, listens as President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says he has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to get the president re-elected. The comments by O'Brien were released Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in a transcript of an interview with ABC's “This Week with George Stephanopoulos" set to air on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 22, 2020 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to help get the president re-elected. Robert O'Brien's comments were released Saturday in a transcript of an interview with ABC's “This Week with...
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February 22, 2020 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to help get the president re-elected. Robert O'Brien's comments were released Saturday in a transcript of an interview with ABC's “This Week with...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
February 22, 2020 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls. What if one militant with a suicide vest kills dozens in a Kabul market? Or, if a U.S...
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