Military and defense

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement _ the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant’s workforce. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 16, 2019 - 6:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees...
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Six year old Kashmiri girl Muneefa Nazir, lies at a hospital bed after she was wounded by a marble shot from a sling used by Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his government's controversial measure to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions in an Independence Day speech Thursday, as about 7 million Kashmiris stayed indoors for the 11th day of an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout. (AP Photo/ Aijaz Hussain)
August 16, 2019 - 4:02 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Farooq Ahmed Wani was driving home on his motorcycle with his 6-year-old niece in Indian-controlled Kashmir when they were stopped by paramilitary soldiers, one of whom he said used a verbal slur. "I objected and asked him 'Why are you using this kind of language? This is not...
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Migrants stand aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrives near Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 15, 2019 - 2:11 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on immigration in Europe (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Authorities have allowed nine people to disembark from a Spanish humanitarian boat on an Italian island, but the 138 other migrants aren't being allowed to get off. The Open Arms boat tweeted Thursday night that five...
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Occupy Central leader Benny Tai, center, talks to reporters outside the High court in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. Tai, a top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 9:48 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as images this week showed paramilitary exercises in a neighboring mainland city. The officers added that they...
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Migrants sit aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrives near Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 15, 2019 - 7:02 am
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian boat carrying 147 migrants rescued at sea was anchored in choppy waters Thursday near a southern Italian island while the country's interior and defense ministers sparred over its fate, reflecting Italy's escalating political crisis. Two weeks after rescuing migrants in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas gestures during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Balderas says his office is evaluating public safety at big-box stores and other shopping venues in the aftermath of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Balderas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 attended a summit on domestic terrorism convened by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:22 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A summit about domestic terrorism threats has convened in New Mexico to consider expert testimony from the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas gestures during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Balderas says his office is evaluating public safety at big-box stores and other shopping venues in the aftermath of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Balderas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 attended a summit on domestic terrorism convened by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A summit about domestic terrorism threats has convened in New Mexico to consider expert testimony from the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern...
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August 14, 2019 - 10:11 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali military officers say at least four soldiers and a photographer embedded with the army were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an army base in the town of Awdhegle, southwest of the capital. Gen. Yusuf Rage, commander of the Somali infantry division, said...
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File - In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, hundreds of people overflow onto the sidewalk in a line snaking around the block outside a U.S. immigration office with numerous courtrooms in San Francisco. Santa Clara and San Francisco have filed suit against the Trump administration over its new controversial "public charge" rule that restricts legal immigration. This lawsuit is the first after the Department of Homeland Security's announcement Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, that it would deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Trump administration's new "public charge" rules to restrict legal immigration. The lawsuit is the first after the Department of Homeland Security's announcement Monday that it would deny green cards...
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In this video grab taken from a footage on Aug. 13, 2019, and distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a view of Russian air force's Su-27 fighter jet, seen from the window of a passenger plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the Baltic Sea. A video aired on Russian state television shows a fighter jet warding off a NATO military aircraft that approached a passenger plane carrying Russia's defense minister. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian fighter jet warded off a NATO military aircraft that approached a passenger plane carrying Russia's defense minister Tuesday, according to media reports in Russia. State-owned news channel Rossiya 24 broadcast a video of the in-flight encounter over the Baltic Sea shortly...
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