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Trump’s budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh … Continue reading Trump’s budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign

AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON (AP)   — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict … Continue reading AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP)  — Authorities say nearly four dozen fishermen trapped on an ice floe in Lake Erie have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel in northern Ohio. The Coast Guard and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports around 8:30 a.m. Saturday that a large number of people had become … Continue reading Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

Officials: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned. Wilson was confirmed by the Senate in May 2017, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary. No reason for Wilson’s sudden departure was immediately provided, and the Air Force had not officially announced the move. One official said Wilson was taking a … Continue reading Officials: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned

In Senate hearing, McSally says she was raped in Air Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military … Continue reading In Senate hearing, McSally says she was raped in Air Force

Trump eases restrictions for vets to be Merchant Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making it easier for active-duty service members and veterans to find civilian jobs by becoming U.S. Merchant Mariners, who transport cargo and personnel in peace and war. Trump signed an executive order Monday that allows veterans to apply their experience on military ships toward mariner credentialing and waives … Continue reading Trump eases restrictions for vets to be Merchant Marines

Transgender troops tell Congress they excel in military

SAN DIEGO  (AP) — Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration’s desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, an infantry officer and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at … Continue reading Transgender troops tell Congress they excel in military

Russia presses case for greater control over its internet

MOSCOW / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday that reports that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack in Russia ahead of the U.S. midterm elections proves that the country needs to create its own, self-controlled segment of the internet. Russia’s parliament this month passed the first reading of a bill … Continue reading Russia presses case for greater control over its internet

The Latest: Trump, Kim, top aides to have a ‘social dinner’

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:35 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for what the White House is calling a “social dinner,” as they begin their second summit … Continue reading The Latest: Trump, Kim, top aides to have a ‘social dinner’

The Latest: Trump: NK can learn from US-Vietnam relationship

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam an “example” of what can become of North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons. Trump … Continue reading The Latest: Trump: NK can learn from US-Vietnam relationship

7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

WARSAW, Poland(AP) — Polish and U.S. officials in southwestern Poland say that seven U.S. troops were injured, two of them, seriously when their van veered off the road and rolled over. A police spokeswoman in Zagan, Anna Kublik-Rosciszewska, said the crash took place Sunday afternoon near Trzebien, on the A18 road as the troops were … Continue reading 7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

TOKYO | Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan‘s southwestern island region of Okinawa have rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base that was put to a referendum, dealing a blow to a bilateral security deal stalled for years. The results of Sunday’s vote showed 72 percent opposed the plan for a Marines air base … Continue reading TOKYO | Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

HANOI, Vietnam | Nightmare result of US-NKorea talks: Bad deal, little change

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t so much “fire and fury” and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Nightmare result of US-NKorea talks: Bad deal, little change

LONDON | US officials honor UK man who tends memorial of US Airmen

LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have honored a British man who has for decades tended a memorial for 10 U.S. World War II airmen who sacrificed their lives to save children in Sheffield, England. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson sent a tweet Saturday thanking Tony Foulds for “remembering and honoring our Airmen.” Missouri … Continue reading LONDON | US officials honor UK man who tends memorial of US Airmen

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep “all options open” in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido’s call came after a turbulent day in which a U.S.-backed … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaido will meet VP Pence in Bogota

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he will meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a meeting Monday of regional diplomats. The emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the so-called Lima Group of mostly conservative Latin American nations … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaido will meet VP Pence in Bogota

LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

LONDON (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they wanted to land. One of those children, Tony Foulds, watched the fly-past after he spent decades lobbying for public … Continue reading LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

WASHINGTON | Conservatives warn Trump not to retreat on border wall

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding, with some aggressively lobbying the president against signing a short-term deal with no wall dollars. Trump has not said if he will support a temporary funding measure approved by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Conservatives warn Trump not to retreat on border wall