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  • US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 days

    The U.S. Navy said it rescued three fishermen Tuesday who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days.

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  • US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 days

    The U.S. Navy said it rescued three fishermen Tuesday who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days. The men were reported missing Feb. 12 after failing to return from a fishing trip in Micronesia, the Navy said. The men had food and water aboard their 19-foot skiff but no...

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  • Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.

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  • Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

    Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday. The state Department of Defense, the agency...

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  • US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

    The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 "is a floor" and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South...

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  • Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

    The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments. Donald Trump Jr. posed for photos Tuesday morning with Indian developers, who are building the...

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  • Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notes

    Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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  • Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

    A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico’s Baja California Sur state.

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  • Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

    While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

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  • The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn't do more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump's tweet on Monday says: "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016...

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  • Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

    While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

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  • Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

    Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. "The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at...

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  • Kremlin dismisses US election indictment as lacking evidence

    The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence. The indictment handed Friday by a federal grand jury alleges that a wealthy entrepreneur with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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  • Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

    Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign and said "they are laughing their asses off in...

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  • Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

    From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability.

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  • Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

    From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing...

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  • Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

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  • The Latest: Ex-Russian diplomat calls US charges 'fantasies'

    The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local):

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  • 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.

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  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center...

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  • Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

    After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that...

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  • Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

    A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual...

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  • Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute

    Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute .

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  • US Navy says it won't be deterred by Chinese-built islands

    A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.

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