Military and defense

May 12, 2017 - 7:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won't identify them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it will notify finalists over the next several days. It won't say how many...
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Patrick Ward, 47, a sales director at Purbeck Ice Cream, from Dorset in England, poses for photographs after giving media interviews after his heart operation scheduled today was cancelled because of a cyberattack, outside St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 12, 2017 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability that was purportedly identified by the U.S...
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Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Friday, May 12, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis will canonize on Saturday two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Fatima shrine in Portugal (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Pope Francis says Catholic leaders do a "great injustice" when they say God judges sinners when in fact he forgives sinners with his mercy. At an evening prayer service Friday in...
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An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London, one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 12, 2017 - 4:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reported cyberattack on Britain's hospitals (all times local): 9:30 p.m. France's government cybersecurity agency is urging French Internet users to take measures to protect themselves from a new ransomware detected in several other countries. An official with the ANSSI...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 29, 2017, airport staff inform passengers at the check in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco. European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes are holding urgent talks Friday May 12, 21017, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/ Abdeljalil Bounhar, FILE)
May 12, 2017 - 11:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the EU. Such a move, which some airline officials expect will happen, would...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 29, 2017, airport staff inform passengers at the check in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco. European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes are holding urgent talks Friday May 12, 21017, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/ Abdeljalil Bounhar, FILE)
May 12, 2017 - 8:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes from the EU are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Chief among the concerns are whether any new threat prompted the proposal, said...
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French Navy ships sit in port at Naval Base Guam, Friday, May 12, 2017. Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Jeff Grimes announced Friday that joint exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan at the U.S. Pacific island of Guam have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground. The exercises, expected to begin Friday, were designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters, an issue that has come to the fore amid concerns China will restrict access to the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 12, 2017 - 2:06 am
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Military drills on Guam in which four countries were to practice amphibious landings and moving their troops have been postponed indefinitely after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. The weeklong exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan were intended to...
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French Navy ships sit in port at Naval Base Guam, Friday, May 12, 2017. Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Jeff Grimes announced Friday that joint exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan at the U.S. Pacific island of Guam have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground. The exercises, expected to begin Friday, were designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters, an issue that has come to the fore amid concerns China will restrict access to the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 12, 2017 - 1:55 am
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Military drills on Guam in which four countries' militaries were to practice amphibious landings and moving their forces have been postponed indefinitely after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. The weeklong exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan were...
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The French stealth frigate Courbet is docked at Naval Base Guam on Thursday, May 11, 2017 near Hagatna, Guam. Military personnel from the United States, Japan, France and the United Kingdom are gathering in the remote U.S. Pacific islands of Guam and Tinian. The exercises come at a time of regional tensions in the South China Sea and North Korea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 11, 2017 - 9:53 pm
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Multinational military drills on Guam designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters amid concerns China may restrict access to the South China Sea have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. U.S. Navy...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. If you’re missing your daily dose of Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1999 and the commitment for monthly service occasionally keeps him away from his high-profile job as the public face of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 11, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's because President Donald Trump's chief spokesman has been serving the country in another way: He's been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer's commitment for monthly service occasionally pulls him away...
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