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Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

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Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications. More>>

A sampling of VA drug-theft prosecutions

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More drug theft: Some recently prosecuted cases involving VA health facilities. More>>

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

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AP Exclusive: Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. More>>

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

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Homeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States. More>>

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31 Video included

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Iraqi officials raise death toll to 15 from nighttime bombing outside popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad. More>>

Virginia man who joined Islamic State now facing trial in US

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A one-time bus driver from Virginia is going on trial in federal court, accused of traveling to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State. More>>

UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses

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Sweeping new UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses. More>>

Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega

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Significant dates in life of ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega. More>>

South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage

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South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage, attack on foreign aid workers. More>>

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day Video included

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On Memorial Day, Trump pays solemn tribute to military men and women who lost their lives. More>>

Philippine military: City siege was start of extremist plan

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Lawmakers in the Philippines are calling for a public session of Congress to determine whether martial law is still necessary now that the military is taking control of a southern city from Islamic militants. More>>

S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers

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South Korea's new president is demanding an investigation because he says he wasn't told about the arrival of additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile-defense system. More>>

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

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On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France relations for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for other contenders in the vote. More>>

Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House

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Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House. More>>

Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber's suitcase

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Police have made an arrest on the south coast of England in the widening inquiry into the deadly Manchester concert bombing. More>>

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

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Americans have come together in solemn ceremonies and in Memorial Day parades to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country. More>>

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

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Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22. More>>

City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

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Philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago. More>>

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

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President Donald Trump is thanking the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States. More>>

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

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Iraq's mostly Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces reached the border with Syria Monday after security villages and supply lines west of Mosul. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Survivor recounts Mississippi shooting that leaves eight dead; Iraq car bomb kills over one dozen people. More>>

The Latest: Philippine military says foreign fighters killed

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The Philippine military chief says at least four foreign fighters have been killed in a southern city that Islamic militants planned to burn entirely in an audacious plot to project the Islamic State group's influence. More>>

Sports writer loses job over tweet on Japanese Indy winner

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A veteran sportswriter is no longer working with The Denver Post after he posted on Twitter that he was "uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend". More>>

Correction: Immigration-Nowhere To Deport story

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Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to. More>>

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect. More>>

The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

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Human rights activists are gathered in Paris to draw attention to the situation of gays in Chechnya before Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to France. More>>

The Latest: Greece orders financial probe of refugee NGO

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Greek judicial authorities have ordered an investigation into allegations that staff at a European Union-funded NGO sexually exploited refugees and misused money intended for their welfare. More>>

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

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North Korea's latest missile test may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing it can strike at will against South Korea and U.S. forces in the region. More>>

'Mad Dog' Mattis sleeps well, keeps others awake

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Pentagon chief 'Mad Dog' Mattis, veteran of the military's toughest commands, says he keeps others awake, not the other way around. More>>

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

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Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. More>>

Poland gathers data on foreigners in the country

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Poland's deputy defense minister has cited security concerns in Europe as he tries to justify a move to gather data on foreign nationals in Poland. More>>

German security chiefs upbeat on intel cooperation with US

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says he hopes cooperation with the U.S. won't become more difficult under President Donald Trump, arguing that the Americans also need information from European agencies. More>>

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

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This Memorial Day, friends remember Sharon Lane as the only woman in the U.S. Army killed by hostile fire during the Vietnam War. More>>

Japan public split on idea to cite military in constitution

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A poll shows that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify the legality of the country's military. More>>

Modern-day revolution celebrated in Philadelphia street art

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Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their offerings. More>>

Turkish officers on trial for planning Istanbul leg of coup

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The trial against 23 army officers accused of planning the Istanbul stage of last summer's failed military coup has opened in the outskirts of the city. More>>

NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

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South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. More>>

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

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AP source: Trump son-in-law and adviser proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

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AP FACT CHECK: A rash of questionable statements by Trump and aides under scrutiny. More>>

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

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Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home _ and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House. More>>

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

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Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. More>>

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

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Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. More>>

The Latest: DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russia channels

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The Latest: Trump takes to Twitter to lash out at news reports his son-in-law tried to establish secret communications with Russians. More>>

The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

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Homeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States. More>>

American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize

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An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. More>>

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

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Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. More>>

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. More>>

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

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The Philippine military says it has found the bodies of 16 civilians who were gunned down by Muslim militants in the ongoing fight for the control of southern Marawi city. More>>

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority

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Norway is demanding that the Palestinian Authority reimburse it for funds donated to a women's center on the West Bank because the center was named after a female militant who participated in an attack in Israel that killed 37 civilians. More>>

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. More>>

The Latest: Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

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Pope Francis is urging prayers for the victims of the Manchester concert attack and has denounced how "so many young lives were cruelly broken.". More>>

The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

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Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror. More>>

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. More>>

Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

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Two Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul. More>>

Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018

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The World War II bomber Memphis Belle goes on display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. More>>

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

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British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11. More>>

India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

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Government forces have enforced strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir after Indian soldiers killed a prominent rebel commander in the disputed region. More>>

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

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Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29. More>>

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

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Lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators about campaign contacts. More>>

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

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A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days. More>>

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

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Syria government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State group militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert. More>>

The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president

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President Donald Trump is starting his second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. More>>

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

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British police say they are evacuating residents around a house being searched in connection with the Manchester concert bombing. More>>

The Latest: Former presidents recall Brzezinski's influence

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Former presidents are remembering Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, as an "influential voice" who "shaped decades of American national security policy.". More>>

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

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Interior Ministry official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

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It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam. More>>

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

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The financial services firm USAA is facing a backlash for pulling advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show. More>>

Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

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Soccer fans are arriving for the FA Cup final with armed police on the streets outside at Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing. More>>

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

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As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM. More>>

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. More>>

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

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Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupt in Indian-controlled Kashmir after government forces kill a prominent rebel commander and his associate. More>>

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

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Once marked for retirement by Obama's Pentagon, Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration. More>>

The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on Coptic Christians south of Cairo that killed 29. More>>

The Latest: Merkel reminds Trump about German investment

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The chairman of the European Union's council says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the international community should be "tough, even brutal" on terrorism and Islamic State. More>>

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

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An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. More>>

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

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Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers tried to wrest back control of a southern city from fighters linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. More>>

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

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Old City siege draws out Mosul fight and endangers trapped civilians as Iraqi forces inch toward victory against IS. More>>

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda Video included

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The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. More>>

Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

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Residents of Mosul neighborhood hit by US airstrike in March deny findings from coalition probe of the deadly attack. More>>

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

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Human rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen. More>>

Civilians bear brunt as fresh Syria strikes kill 35, says UN

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UN official pleads for Syrian civilians under IS rule, says they paying the price of airstrikes against militant group. More>>

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

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With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, Pentagon officials are planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will use an intercontinental-range missile as a target. More>>

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

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Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo. More>>

Correction: Britain-Concert Blast story Video included

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Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

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British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers. More>>

The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

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London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. More>>

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans Video included

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President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. More>>

Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

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The military will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II. More>>

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

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Daughter to bury father, Navy pilot whose plane crashed half century ago during Vietnam War. More>>

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester, England, to help victims of deadly bombing at her show earlier this week. More>>

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

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A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. More>>

US: 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

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The Pentagon says two Chinese aircraft conducted an unsafe and unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea. More>>

KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks

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Following the deadly terrorist attacks at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, this week, KISS has canceled its show at the same arena. More>>

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

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President Donald Trump is vowing to crush "evil organizations of terror" after an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt killed 28 people near Cairo. More>>

The Latest: Aviator killed in Vietnam comes home for burial

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Remains of US Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War brought to San Diego for burial. More>>

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

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The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded. More>>

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

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The A-10 Warthog attack plane was once on the brink of forced retirement, but now the plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life. More>>

Shawn Mendes: 'You should never be afraid to enjoy music'

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Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should "never be afraid to enjoy music.". More>>

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier Video included

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After a roadside bomb killed her brother in Iraq, a Wisconsin violin maker finds solace, and healing, in the creative process. More>>

A look at extremist attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians

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A look at major extremist attacks against Egypt's Coptic Christians in recent years. More>>

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military Video included

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President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. More>>

Pakistan presents new $50 billion development-heavy budget

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Pakistan's Finance Minister has presented a $50 billion development-heavy budget that also promises a seven percent increase in military spending. More>>

Official: Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

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An Afghan official says Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in southern Kandahar province, killing at least 15 soldiers. More>>

San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times

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Authorities have released a detailed report with the accounts of more than two officers involved in a shootout with a couple who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack. More>>

After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

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Though others are canceling events and concerts after the terror attacks at a Ariana Grande concert in England, Aerosmith have decided to still perform. More>>

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

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Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital. More>>

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

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Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban. More>>

Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping

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Key dates in Sri Lanka's recent history of conflict and contributions to U.N. peacekeeping. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, couple, friends

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The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. More>>

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

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Philippines military chief says top terror suspect Isnilon Hapilon is still hiding in the besieged city of Marawi in the country's south. More>>

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

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The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee says there is no question that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup. More>>

The Latest: Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the extremists. More>>

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

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He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer _ and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others. More>>

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

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A U.S. diplomat says Chinese officials say they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of international sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. More>>

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. More>>

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

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For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia. More>>

The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

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Filipino Catholics have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. More>>

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

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AP Analysis: Iran president's biggest challenge likely meeting his supporters' expectations. More>>

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

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Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege. More>>

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending Video included

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NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting Islamic State but will not wage war against the extremists, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Britain angered by US leaks of Manchester bombing probe; Trump meeting with EU, NATO leaders; Montana congressional candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter. More>>

Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car

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Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. More>>

The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack

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Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. More>>

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

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A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. More>>

The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US Video included

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British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester. More>>

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

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Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in a California federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. More>>

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

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Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries. More>>

The Latest: Trump to review US sanctions on Russia

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President Donald Trump is pledging to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information. More>>

The Latest: Poland ready to boost military help in Mideast

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's important for NATO and partners to share information, as a row brews between Britain and the United States over Manchester bomb scene photos. More>>

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

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Leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies. More>>

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

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Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds of homemade alcohol from their cells. More>>

Qatar hack, bloody Bahrain raid follow Trump's Mideast trip

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Bahrain, Egypt block access to Al-Jazeera-run websites after Saudi Arabia, UAE did the same amid dispute with Qatar. More>>

Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast Video included

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Queen Elizabeth II has met with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack "wicked.". More>>

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast Video included

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It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. More>>

Ariana Grande's manager: 'Fear cannot rule the day'

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Ariana Grande's manager says he plans to honor those killed during the bombing of her concert with "love and joy and life.". More>>

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters in Washington by Turkish security forces was "completely indefensible.". More>>

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

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Manchester's race relations have been in the spotlight since bombing suspect Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and injured dozens more. More>>

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

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Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban at security checkpoints. More>>

Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

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A United Arab Emirates citizen who was detained at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was a terrorist has sued a hotel chain, police and others in federal court. More>>

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

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The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. More>>

Thousands honor Finland ex-president Koivisto before burial

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Tens of thousands of Finns have lined the roads in central Helsinki to honor former President Mauno Koivisto as his coffin was borne from the Helsinki Cathedral to the city's main cemetery. More>>

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math Video included

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Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax plans. More>>

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

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Hamas says it has put to death 3 men it accused of killing senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza. More>>

Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

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A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world's most iconic barriers. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman Video included

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The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. More>>

London premiere for 'The Mummy' scrapped after attack

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Universal has scrapped plans for the London premiere of Tom Cruise's "The Mummy," the latest big, glitzy event cancelled following the terror attack in England. More>>

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

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China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of manmade islands in the South China Sea that are controlled by Beijing. More>>

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network Video included

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British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer Video included

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Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

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The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack. More>>

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. More>>

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen

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Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. More>>

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

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Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. More>>

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

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Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month. More>>

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

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Brazil's president has ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evacuation of some ministries amid clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster. More>>

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya Video included

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The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage. More>>

The Latest: Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says if it's true that the president asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny that there had been any "collusion" between Russian and the Trump campaign, it would suggest obstruction. More>>

Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

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Manchester United gave its grieving home city a moment to cheer by winning the Europa League by beating Ajax 2-0 in the final. More>>

On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality Video included

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President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy sets foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the daily transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. More>>

London premiere of 'Wonder Woman' is canceled after attack

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The glitzy London premiere of "Wonder Woman" has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester. Stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine had been scheduled to help welcome the super hero film to Europe on May 31 but now will not. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers critical of cuts in security grants

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Donald Trump's budget chief is defending the president's plans to cut social programs as a means to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first.". More>>

US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria Video included

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A senior American Air Force commander says U.S. military phone calls with Russians have increased as the two nations work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. More>>

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants; cites Manchester attack. More>>

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing Video included

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UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing. More>>

Lawsuit: VA contracting changes could cut jobs for the blind

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Advocacy group is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the agency ignored a longstanding law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. More>>

Secret Service budget asks for $25M to protect Trump Tower

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The Trump administration wants more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and bolster security at the White House. More>>

Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

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Activists: Syrian government forces battle insurgents, strikes southern city declared safe zone under Russia-backed deal. More>>

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

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NATO is rolling out the red carpet, opening a massive new HQ and repackaging its image for President Donald Trump. More>>

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

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Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 outside restaurant in capital, police say. More>>

Writer shares Mister Rogers' words following terror attack

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The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television's "Mister Rogers.". More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees Video included

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The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. More>>

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