National security

February 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two car bomb explosions killed at least six people and wounded 43 others including civilians on Saturday in Yemen's southern city of Aden, security officials and witnesses said, in an attack later claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. The explosions targeted the site of...
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February 23, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is retiring after a tenure that included several months as acting secretary. Elaine Duke said Friday that she would step down in April with "mixed emotion." She was a top department official under Presidents George W...
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU-Sahel meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from Africa's Sahel in a show of support for the impoverished region fallen prey to extremists and a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 23, 2018 - 7:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa's Sahel region (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The European Union's top diplomat says donors have pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa's Sahel region, much of it to fund a...
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This photo released Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 100 people since Monday in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 5:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the nearly 400,000 residents trapped under siege. Rescuers...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, right, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. On Friday Feb. 16, 2018, Yevgeny Prigozhin along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations, were charged by the U.S. government as part of a vast and wide-ranging effort to sway political opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 18, 2018 - 12:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is undercutting a top aide again — this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the...
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FILE - In this file image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown said on Friday, Feb. 16, that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend’s house in a Maryland suburb. But he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 3:31 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., confers with aides off the Senate floor during a series of procedural votes on a bipartisan immigration deal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2018 - 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. The White House says Thursday's failed immigration votes in the Senate demonstrate that Democrats "are not serious" about finding a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...
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Fort Meade gate next to the The National Security Agency is seen Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Fort Meade, Md. One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 15, 2018 - 1:37 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two of the three people who were in a sport utility vehicle that was stopped and fired upon when it tried to enter the National Security Agency campus without authorization have been released, an FBI spokesman said Thursday. NSA police turned over the other person to the...
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In this image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A suspect has been held, taken from the black SUV that stopped at barrier after a shooting outside National Security Agency. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 3:19 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An unauthorized vehicle tried to enter the secure campus of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning, sparking a confrontation that left three people injured, authorities said. Gunshots were fired during the incident, but officials said they did not...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Shane Bouvet, a campaign volunteer, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 10, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe was a trap meant to "blame the White House for lack of transparency." Citing...
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