Coast Guard: Missile test could occur as early as next week

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from a rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The launch from Kodiak Island is scheduled to occur at the P...

Amid disputes, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Key provisions in House-passed defense policy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill for the 2018 fiscal year that would provide $696 billion in defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year. ...

Missile Defense Agency announces successful Alaska intercept

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it has conducted a successful test from Alaska of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, part of the nation's ballistic missile defense ...

Battles over health care, budget await Congress' return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmak...

Welcome back, Congress. Health care, budget await lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmak...

Solving North Korea: Even allies have different priorities

One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark...

A look at US-Russia summits of the past

WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch. For decades, summits between leaders of the world powers have been heavily anticipated ...

Transcript: Trump address Thursday in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A transcript of President Donald Trump's address Thursday in Poland, provided by the White House. Thank you very much. That's so nice. The United States has m...

Russia-US ties zigzag wildly during Putin's rule since 2000

MOSCOW (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday will be the fourth American leader that Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced since taking helm in 2000 when they meet on the sidelines of the Group...

North Korean missile advances put new stress on US defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon's missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it m...

North Korean missile advances put new stress on US defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon's missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it m...

How North Korea made it from Kim's New Year's boast to ICBM

TOKYO (AP) — Keeping North Korea from having a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile has long been considered a key U.S. red line, and one the North has thumbed its nose at for years. Its F...

NKorea long-range missile test spurs US calls for action

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, demonstrating a dangerous new reach for weapons it hopes to top with nuclear warheads one day, is spurring U.S. dem...

AP Photos: 8 US presidential visitors in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When President Donald Trump arrives in Warsaw on Wednesday night he will be the eighth U.S. president to visit Poland, one of the staunchest U.S. allies in Europe. Here is a hist...