Weapons of mass destruction

July 18, 2018 - 1:47 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — In a story July 17 about the writer who was forcibly removed from the room where the U.S. and Russian presidents were about to give a news conference, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Sam Husseini's explanation of the paper he held up at the time. Husseini told the AP he...
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FILE--In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, land that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists are trying to stop the refuge from opening to the public this summer, claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not adequately study the safety of the site. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public. But an...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump seems of two minds about nuclear weapons. He has mused about their elimination. But he also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." How these seemingly competing instincts will play out in his Helsinki talks with Putin on July 16, 2018, could profoundly affect the direction of U.S. defense policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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This 1975 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of smallpox viruses. On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the first treatment for smallpox _ a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago _ in case the virus is used in a terror attack. (Fred Murphy/CDC via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 7:08 pm
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo, an elderly man walks by as British police officers guard metal fencing surrounding tents set up by search teams at the end of Rollestone Street, outside the location of the John Baker House for homeless people in Salisbury, England. British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southern England said Friday, July 13, 2018 that scientists have found the source of the deadly substance. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 13, 2018 - 6:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent said Friday that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for Novichok, a lethal substance produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Dawn Sturgess, 44,...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech entitled "ROK and ASEAN: Partners for Achieving Peace and Co-prosperity in East Asia" during the 42nd Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
July 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. Moon said at a forum in Singapore that Trump and Kim would "face the stern judgment of the...
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July 09, 2018 - 5:35 pm
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories as it looks to rebuild its reputation. The National Nuclear Security Administration issued an official notice to proceed to Triad...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, arrive for a lunch at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
July 09, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea's leader would "honor" his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang's accusation that the U.S. is making "gangster-like" demands in negotiations. It was Trump's first public response since North Korea gave a...
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FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo shows the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited the top scientists to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results were going to be. What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs. The Los Alamos Monitor reports the once-secret city on Saturday, June 30, 2018, marked 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a day of speeches and activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The once-secret city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is marking 75 years since J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists to the state in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon. The anniversary comes as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares for a shift in leadership...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, walks through the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Pompeo is on a trip traveling to North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi and Brussels. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
July 08, 2018 - 11:38 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearization deal with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Korea's leadership to follow Vietnam's path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States. Pompeo called...
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