National security

In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera consoles her 10-year-old daughter, Santo, who sobbed as her mother described how she became more anxious about being deported since Donald Trump was elected president, during a meeting with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. People in the United States illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricane Harvey will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities instead. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
September 20, 2017 - 1:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands...
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FILE- In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg smiles at the beginning of the informal meeting of the EU ministers of defence in Tallinn, Estonia. Stoltenberg said in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 19, with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting that after many years of decline, "we have now seen for the first time since the end of the Cold War a real increase in defense spending across Europe and Canada." (AP Photo/Liis Treimann, File)
September 19, 2017 - 11:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. Jens Stoltenberg said in a wide-ranging interview with The...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:51 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "The various investigations arising out of the 2016 presidential election have...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group. There, in the windowless meeting room known as "The Tank", Trump...
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September 17, 2017 - 5:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police made progress Sunday in their frantic pursuit of suspects and evidence connected to the bomb that partially exploded on a packed London subway, leading counter-terrorism officials to lower the country's threat level because they no longer considered a fresh attack to be...
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September 17, 2017 - 1:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the acid attack on U.S. tourists in the French city of Marseille (all times local): 7:45 p.m. French authorities are not investigating the acid attack on four American women in the southern city of Marseille as an act of terrorism for the time being. The Paris prosecutor'...
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September 17, 2017 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At nearly 6-foot-6, Tom Bossert is hard to miss. Yet he came and went through the gilded lobby at Trump Tower multiple times during the presidential transition largely unnoticed among the parade of White House job candidates headed for the elevators. A Nov. 17 video from the lobby...
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September 16, 2017 - 12:30 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say...
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September 16, 2017 - 3:15 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say...
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September 15, 2017 - 10:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 10 p.m. The president of Amtrak's police labor committee says the attack in London highlights the need to make sure that officers in the United States responsible for protecting rail systems are prepared to...
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