Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

President Joe Biden has directed his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism in the United States By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:09 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration … Read more

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don’t have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital of the U.S. also has lagged on coronavirus testing in heavily Hispanic neighborhoods and just ran out of vaccines. But some support is coming from … Read more

Death toll from violence in Sudan’s West Darfur rises to 48

A Sudanese doctors’ union says the death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in West Darfur province has climbed to at least 48, including women and children By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press January 17, 2021, 1:33 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — The death toll … Read more

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press January 13, 2021, 10:23 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters … Read more

Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the violent mob at the Capitol last week underscored the need for a swift confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s national security picks By LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press January 12, 2021, 10:26 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Senate … Read more

French police detain 7 in probe of teacher’s beheading

A French judicial official says anti-terrorism police have detained seven more people in their investigation of the killing of a schoolteacher beheaded by an Islamic extremist last year By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press January 12, 2021, 7:11 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LE PECQ, France — French anti-terrorism … Read more

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Iraq’s judiciary says it has issued an arrest warrant for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year ByThe Associated Press January 7, 2021, 11:06 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — An arrest warrant … Read more

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

A British judge has denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, who has been jailed in Britain since 2019 as he fights extradition to the United States By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press January 6, 2021, 11:41 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — A British judge on Wednesday … Read more

CIA’s new recruitment website aims to diversify spy agency

The CIA is looking for spies from all backgrounds and walks of life By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press January 4, 2021, 11:41 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Wanted: Spies from all backgrounds and walks of life. Striving to further diversify its ranks, the CIA launched a … Read more

Brian Urquhart, early leader of United Nations, dies at 101

Brian Urquhart, an early leader of the United Nations who played a central role in developing the U.N. practice of peacekeeping, has died at his home in Tyringham, Massachusetts, according to his family ByThe Associated Press January 4, 2021, 2:30 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TYRINGHAM, Mass. — … Read more