National security

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser during an Oval Office meeting in the days after the 2016 election, according to three former Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 05, 2017 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States?...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, pedestrians crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry wait to use biometric kiosks in San Diego. A government report says inefficient computer systems and a lack of exit screening hamper U.S. authorities' efforts to track the number of foreigners who overstay their visas. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General said Thursday, May 4, 2017, that immigration agents and analysts need better and more integrated computer systems to check visitors' immigration status. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 04, 2017 - 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, pedestrians crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry wait to use biometric kiosks in San Diego. A government report says inefficient computer systems and a lack of exit screening hamper U.S. authorities' efforts to track the number of foreigners who overstay their visas. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General said Thursday, May 4, 2017, that immigration agents and analysts need better and more integrated computer systems to check visitors' immigration status. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 04, 2017 - 7:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released...
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May 04, 2017 - 6:16 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.N. rights expert visiting Saudi Arabia as part of an unprecedented invitation by the government to assess the country's legislation and actions in fighting terrorism said Thursday he was not given access to imprisoned bloggers and activists. Special Rapporteur...
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FBI Director James Comey walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers are meeting behind closed doors with members of a House committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers were quizzed for more than two hours behind closed doors on Thursday by members of the House intelligence committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. The committee's work had been...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to State Department employees, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 03, 2017 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States must not condition its national security efforts on other countries adopting U.S. values. Tillerson was addressing State Department employees Wednesday ahead of a major overhaul of the agency. His comments come amid concern...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2016, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. Yates is expected to testify to Congress on May 8, 2017, that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel. Yates is expected to recount in detail her Jan. 26 conversation about Michael Flynn and that she saw discrepancies between the administration's public statements on his contacts with ambassador Sergey Kislyak and what really transpired, according to a person familiar with that discussion and knowledgeable about Yates's plans for her testimony. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
May 03, 2017 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has...
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May 02, 2017 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she warned the White House that President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador could leave him compromised. That's according to a person who's...
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May 02, 2017 - 12:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — Five men were detained and weapons seized in anti-terrorist operations across France on Tuesday as the country prepares for a tense presidential runoff, the Paris prosecutor's office said. The suspects are between 18 and 24 years old. The prosecutor's office said they were picked up in...
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A woman walks past electoral posters of French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, torn at left, and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Ascain, southwestern France, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. France vote Sunday May 7 for the second round of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
May 02, 2017 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lifted verbatim parts of a speech by a former rival in what her critics called plagiarism and her aides said was a deliberate "wink" to him to woo his conservative voters in France's presidential runoff Sunday. The stolen words and casual reaction by...
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