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Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:48:42 GMT2017-06-22T23:48:42Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii....



Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:11:31 GMT2017-06-22T23:11:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons....



EU moves to boost military cooperation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:47:35 GMT2017-06-22T18:47:35Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Weeks after being berated by U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to spend enough on defense, European nations vowed Thursday to boost military cooperation in their part of the world....



UK interior minister: Britain facing a new phase of terror

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:07:08 GMT2017-06-22T11:07:08Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's interior minister says the country has entered a new phase of global terrorism....



Russian diplomat Voronkov named UN counterterrorism chief

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:48:13 GMT2017-06-21T16:48:13Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to head the newly established United Nations Counterterrorism Office....



Dutch police arrest 18-year-old 'terror' suspect

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:25:06 GMT2017-06-21T08:25:06Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch prosecutors say an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of spreading propaganda for the Islamic State group....



Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:14:16 GMT2017-06-21T01:14:16Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Back-to-back fatal maulings of people by black bears in Alaska appear to be flukes by rogue animals, experts said Tuesday. But they warn that people venturing into bear habitat should always carry repellent spray or guns....



Vegas man challenging basis for terrorism, weapon charges

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:10:08 GMT2017-06-20T23:10:08Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A lawyer asked a Nevada judge on Tuesday to throw out charges of terrorism and possessing weapons of mass destruction against a Las Vegas man being held on $8 million bail after police found large amounts of powders at his home that prosecutors say could be mixed to produce powerful explosions....



When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:49:02 GMT2017-06-19T19:49:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims....



A look at attacks in Britain in recent weeks and years

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:30:12 GMT2017-06-19T14:30:12Z

LONDON (AP) -- A van plowed into Muslim worshippers leaving evening prayers at a London mosque early Monday, just one of a string of attacks in Britain in recent weeks and years. Here are some of the major ones:...