Military and defense

Relatives of missing submarine crew member Celso Oscar Vallejo, react to the news that a sound detected during the search for the ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, at the Mar de Plata Naval Base, in Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. A Navy spokesman said that the relatives of the crew have been informed and that the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the submarine. He said there was no sign the explosion might be linked to any attack on the sub. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 23, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the...
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A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base after learning that Argentina's navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. A Navy spokesman said that the relatives of the crew have been informed and that the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan. He said there was no sign the explosion might be linked to any attack on the sub. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 23, 2017 - 10:43 am
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the...
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November 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of...
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171117-N-KH151-061 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) on Nov. 17, 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/U.S. Navy via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 4:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2A "Greyhound" transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas...
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November 22, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. The move comes after the Air Force acknowledged that a man who killed more than two dozen people in a south...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2009, file photo, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on policy czars. Ridge was in critical condition Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says "it's great to be alive" this Thanksgiving. Ridge issued a statement Wednesday from the hospital in Austin, Texas, where he's recovering from a heart attack. He says he's thankful for the "outpouring of love and concern"...
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People pray for the crew of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan during a mass at the Buenos Aires's Cathedral, in Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The search continues for the missing submarine, with 44 crew members, that has been lost since Nov. 15 in the South Atlantic. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 22, 2017 - 3:33 pm
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Federico Ibanez clings to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support for his brother and 43 other crew members of a missing submarine that should have arrived to a naval base days ago. But his hopes are slowly dwindling...
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Vice President Mike Pence talks with Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, 36, of the 3rd Battalion 5th, Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, and his wife Meghan, during a visit with patients and their families and care providers at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 22, 2017 - 3:01 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave thanks Wednesday for medical professionals who help service members overcome injury, saying during an early Thanksgiving visit with some of those who care for the wounded that they give their best to America's best." Trump and his wife, Karen, met...
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