Military and defense

An emotional Carryn Owens, widow of widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as she was acknowledged by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 28, 2017 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special operations forces gathered valuable intelligence on the al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen in a raid last month, including data on the explosives they're manufacturing and the types of threats they're developing, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. President Donald Trump,...
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February 28, 2017 - 6:01 pm
TRUMP-IMMIGRATION Trump may address immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is now open to an immigration bill and may address the topic during his address to Congress Tuesday night, according to a senior administration official. It's unclear what specific measures Trump would support...
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February 28, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday he expects a spending boost in President Donald Trump's budget for veterans programs, escaping big-time proposed cuts slated for other domestic programs. Speaking at an American Legion conference, Shulkin also indicated to...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., leaves a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, to meet with reporters before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation. A month into the new administration, the GOP is discovering the difficulties of making good on its promises on repealing Obama's health care law, and other issues. Speaker Ryan says he isn't frustrated though on Trump's lack of detailed direction, saying "I see him as more of a chairman." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2017 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "He's the leader on...
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February 28, 2017 - 9:51 am
TRUMP-COMMERCE UPDATE: Ross sworn in as Commerce secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a Commerce secretary. Vice President Mike Pence has administered the oath of office to Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, a day after the Senate voted 72-27 to confirm him. Ross will help promote American...
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Hilary Ross, center, watches as Vice President Mike Pence swears-in new Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the Vice President's ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2017 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has a Commerce secretary. Vice President Mike Pence has administered the oath of office to Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, a day after the Senate voted 72-27 to confirm him. Ross will help promote...
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February 27, 2017 - 5:59 pm
BAR SHOOTING-KANSAS Man charged in shooting appears in court OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges Monday and was appointed a public defender. Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, appeared by closed-...
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February 27, 2017 - 5:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are looking for the owner of a drone that crashed through a window on a high-rise apartment building. NYPD officials say the drone crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. Saturday into a 27th-floor apartment in the Waterside Plaza tower overlooking the East River in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 26, 2017 - 2:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 25, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some...
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