National security

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 09, 2020 - 12:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he didn’t know the Justice Department was planning to drop its case against his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. But it didn't really matter. The extraordinary action underscored the extent to which Trump and Attorney General William...
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This combination of two screen grabs, one from the webpage of Silvercorp USA, top, and the bottom one from Tucker/Hall, a Jacksonville, FL-based PR firm that specializes in crisis management. The Silvercorp USA webpage, a company owned by U.S. citizen Jordan Goudreau, a former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela shows a complete paragraph at top left, lifted from the the Tucker/Hall webpage. Goudreau has claimed responsibility for a failed military incursion Sunday to capture socialist leader Nicolas Maduro that resulted in the detention in Venezuela of two of his former special forces colleagues. (Silvercorp USA, Tucker/Hall via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 11:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela can add another infraction to his growing list of potential screw ups — cut and paste plagiarism. The website for Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp USA appears to have lifted entire passages from the website of the...
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In this May 5, 2020, photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top intelligence official, Ratcliffe, is adamant that if confirmed he will not allow politics to color information he takes to the president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
May 06, 2020 - 5:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump's pick to be the nation's top intelligence official, was nothing if not consistent as he told lawmakers a dozen or so times that he wouldn't allow politics to color information he took to the president. The senators kept asking anyway as...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary in Seattle. Washington is a vote by mail state. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state conducting elections exclusively by mail, 47% to 29%. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
May 05, 2020 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a pandemic is provoking online disinformation and conspiracy theories that could undermine trust in the results, even if there are no major problems. With social...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall from the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2020 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is making ever louder pronouncements casting blame on China for the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to sidestep domestic criticism of the president's own response, tarnish China’s global reputation and give the U.S. leverage on trade and other aspects of U.S.-...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns. That's according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 04, 2020 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns, according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press. The Feb. 3...
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May 04, 2020 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A West Virginia woman who had already been accused of kidnapping her daughter faces a new charge of storing top-secret information from the National Security Agency in a storage facility she leased, court papers show. Elizabeth Jo Shirley was charged with willful retention of...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2019, file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, departs a federal courthouse after a hearing, in Washington. Trump said Sunday, March 15, 2020, that he is considering a full pardon for Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia’s ambassador before Trump took office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 30, 2020 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday voiced strong support for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, raising speculation that a pardon may be coming after Flynn's lawyers disclosed internal FBI documents they claim show the FBI was trying to entrap him. Trump has long...
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April 28, 2020 - 9:47 am
PARIS (AP) — A 29-year-old Frenchman who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group is facing possible terrorism charges after he rammed his car into police, injuring three officers. The incident occurred Monday in the northwestern Paris suburb of Colombes, while police were conducting an ID...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, an armed member of the militant group al-Shabab attends a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. An American military airstrike in Somalia more than a year ago killed two civilians and injured three others, U.S. Africa Command is acknowledging in a new report expected on Monday, April 27, 2020. (AP Photo, File)
April 27, 2020 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American military airstrike in Somalia more than a year ago killed two civilians and injured three others, U.S. Africa Command acknowledged in a new report on Monday. The deaths, confirmed by an internal investigation, mark only the second time Africa Command has determined...
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