Friday, February 23, 2018

US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets.

US tells anti-IS coalition to ‘keep eyes on prize’

Distractions are adding up, such as Turkey’s fighting with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria and renewed spillover from Syria’s civil war. Meanwhile, hostilities between non-coalition actors — Iran, its proxies in Syria, and Israel — risk creating a new conflict in an already crowded battle space.

Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite President Donald Trump’s angry rejection of any negotiations for now.

Judge to hear case of Powerball winner who wants anonymity

In Georgia, lawmakers continue to push a similar resolution.

FBI: No evidence of attack in Border Patrol agent’s death

Investigators have conducted more than 650 interviews and involved 37 field offices in their probe, but have not found definitive evidence of an attack

Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year,

Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong...

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

All the headlines from around the state and nation for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHY FBI, TRUMP ARE FIGHTING, AGAIN The agency declares...

Q&A: Why Afghanistan suffers unrelenting attacks

Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday’s assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people.