- Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border Updated: Feb-06-16 2:02 pm
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia - Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Former New Jersey mayor wants brother's remains returned Updated: Feb-06-16 11:25 am
CLAYTON, New Jersey - Gene Costill has a lot to be proud of.
- EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow Updated: Feb-06-16 9:34 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.
- Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14 Updated: Feb-06-16 8:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments that suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.
- Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.
- Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse Updated: Feb-05-16 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces.
- Obama signs Louisiana emergency declaration Updated: Feb-05-16 8:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Louisiana in areas affected by flooding that occurred Dec. 28 through Feb. 1.
- New Mexico REAL ID bipartisan compromise passes 2nd test Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Following an emotional meeting where senators revealed they were getting racist emails, a second Senate committee passed Friday a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.
- VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.
- Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight Updated: Feb-05-16 6:16 pm
MILWAUKEE - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson framed his re-election campaign as a matter of security - both military and economic - at a town hall meeting Friday, saying jobs and health care demand the same attention as the fight against terror.
- Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
- Senators decry decision downsizing Pope Field planes Updated: Feb-05-16 5:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's senators are decrying a decision that will leave Fort Bragg without any C-130s permanently based at the Army base.
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum to reduce collection, operations Updated: Feb-05-16 4:59 pm
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.
- Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain Updated: Feb-05-16 3:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge cleared the way Friday for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain that he helped plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war - a notorious crime that prompted international outrage.
- $10M government drone for being flight tested in San Angelo Updated: Feb-05-16 3:10 pm
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A West Texas commercial airport is being used to test a $10 million government drone meant for border security.
- Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.
- Serbia's defense minister dismissed over sexist remark Updated: Feb-05-16 2:47 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbian lawmakers have voted to dismiss the defense minister who had insulted a female journalist with a sexist remark.
- Minot Air Force Base economic impact estimated at $600M Updated: Feb-05-16 12:43 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot Air Force Base officials say the facility contributed nearly $600 million to the local economy last year.
- Fired Tomah psychiatrist setting up practice in La Crosse Updated: Feb-05-16 12:23 pm
MILWAUKEE - The former chief of staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah who was fired after allegations of overprescribing narcotics is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.
- Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism Updated: Feb-05-16 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
- Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison's fate Updated: Feb-05-16 12:02 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for them. The number of hunger strikers is down to a handful.
- Barker part of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi anniversary Updated: Feb-05-16 11:23 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker will return to a Texas military installation where he became a Navy fighter pilot to help celebrate its 75th anniversary.