Military and defense

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the presidential election, in Philadelphia. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told state officials that he is moving toward designating U.S. election systems as critical infrastructure, a designation that will provide more federal help for states to keep election systems safe from tampering. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 06, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that's "vital to our national interests," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he's designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure, a move that provides more...
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Law enforcement officers stand guard at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the airport Friday, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody in an attack that sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the tarmac, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 06, 2017 - 5:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An arriving airline passenger with a gun in his checked luggage opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before throwing his weapon down and lying spread-eagle on the ground, authorities and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the presidential election, in Philadelphia. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told state officials that he is moving toward designating U.S. election systems as critical infrastructure, a designation that will provide more federal help for states to keep election systems safe from tampering. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 06, 2017 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that's "vital to our national interests," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he's designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure, a move that provides more...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 06, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 4:50 p.m. Intelligence officials say in their new public report on Russian hacking that they believe with high confidence that Moscow's intelligence services relayed to WikiLeaks material it hacked from the Democratic...
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President-elect Donald Trump, left, departs a meeting at the Condé Nast offices at One World Trade Center in New York, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 06, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a briefing from the nation's top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he didn't say whether he now accepts the intelligence assessment that Moscow did meddle...
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President-elect Donald Trump departs a meeting at the Condé Nast offices at One World Trade Center in New York, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 06, 2017 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump was hours away Friday from listening to the nation's top intelligence officials make their most detailed and persuasive case yet that Russia's government interfered in this year's U.S. presidential elections. Without seeing the intelligence, Trump...
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In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. spy agency conclusions about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election and praises Russian President Vladimir Putin and appears to side with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ryan and other Republicans have Trump’s back and are much less eager to defend the U.S. intelligence community. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 06, 2017 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was among those piling on when President Barack Obama came under fire several years ago for reading some of his daily intelligence briefings, rather than receiving them in-person. "I have a hard time comprehending that, because the primary job of the...
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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, talks with National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the conclusion of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 06, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year's U.S. political process. The officials — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan...
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In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. spy agency conclusions about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election and praises Russian President Vladimir Putin and appears to side with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ryan and other Republicans have Trump’s back and are much less eager to defend the U.S. intelligence community. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 06, 2017 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago President Barack Obama came under conservative fire for choosing, at times, to read his daily intelligence briefings, rather than receive them in-person. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was among those piling on. "I have a hard time comprehending that, because the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, then-Indiana Sen. Dan Coats on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump is planning to appoint former Coats as Director of National Intelligence. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 05, 2017 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a role that would thrust him into the center of the intelligence community that Trump has publicly challenged, a person with knowledge of the...
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