Military and defense

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meets with reporters just after the Senate advanced a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 13, 2020 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. The rebuke was the Senate's first...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 13, 2020 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is transferring $3.8 billion in recently passed military funding to finance construction of the president's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering not just Democrats but also GOP defense hawks. Thursday's move by the Pentagon would transfer money...
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February 13, 2020 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court has ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work with Microsoft on a $10 billion military cloud contract that Amazon was initially favored to win. Amazon subsequently sued, alleging that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the...
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February 13, 2020 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court has ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work with Microsoft on a $10 billion military cloud contract that Amazon was initially favored to win. Amazon subsequently sued, alleging that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the...
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February 13, 2020 - 2:32 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's military returned to a longtime rebel stronghold with former rebels as well as regular soldiers making up the arriving force of hundreds Thursday, some six years after army forces retreated from the northern town of Kidal amid violence. Kidal has been under the control of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its United States subsidiaries, accusing the company in a plot to steal trade secrets. The indictment from federal prosecutors was announced Thursday by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 13, 2020 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, accusing the company in a plot to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The company is also accused of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, confers with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., during a series of votes on the war powers resolution which asserts that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 13, 2020 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, leans in to talk with President Donald Trump during Trump's meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Kelly is defending former White House national security aide, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president that spurred his impeachment. Kelly made the comments at a public forum Wednesday evening in Morristown, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 13, 2020 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The president's comments...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, leans in to talk with President Donald Trump during Trump's meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Kelly is defending former White House national security aide, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president that spurred his impeachment. Kelly made the comments at a public forum Wednesday evening in Morristown, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 13, 2020 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The president's comments...
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Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, speaks at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Morristown, N.J. The retired Marine Corps general criticized President Donald Trump on several issues during the Drew University Forum lecture series, including the recent ouster of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness. (Karen Mancinelli/Drew University via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The president's comments...
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