Military and defense

The Capitol, with a statue of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, left, is seen at dawn in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without...
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This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Donald Harvey, a serial killer who became known as the "Angel of Death." Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found beaten in his cell Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the state's prison in Toledo, state officials said. He died Thursday morning, said JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for Ohio's prison system. He was 64. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 4:25 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former nurse's aide dubbed the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after he was attacked and beaten in his prison cell. Donald Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found injured...
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March 30, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted the U.S. military more authority to go after al-Qaida linked militants in Somalia, approving a Pentagon request to allow more aggressive airstrikes, officials said Thursday. Trump's decision, which was made Wednesday but not immediately announced...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens to a question during the daily press briefing, Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has invited the heads of congressional intelligence committees investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election to view materials found by the National Security Council. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says a letter was sent to lawmakers Thursday. It comes after...
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March 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe. During her confirmation hearing...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump has given the U.S. military greater authority to go after al-Qaida linked militants in Somalia. The officials say Trump's decision approves a Pentagon request to allow more aggressive airstrikes in the African nation's southern region. It...
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March 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be Air Force secretary is facing criticism from Senate Democrats over her work as a defense industry consultant and her contact a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe. Heather Wilson, a former member of Congress from...
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This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Donald Harvey, a serial killer who became known as the "Angel of Death." Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found beaten in his cell Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the state's prison in Toledo, state officials said. He died Thursday morning, said JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for Ohio's prison system. He was 64. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 12:37 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after investigators said he was attacked in prison, Ohio's prisons department said. Donald Harvey, who was serving multiple life...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, with Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to discuss their panel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, with Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to discuss their panel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 4:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will...
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