Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says a secretive project to build an underground wall along the border with Gaza is proving to be a deterrent against militant attack tunnels from the Palestinian territory.


UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology that officials hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with cellphones.


The Latest: SK says talks with NK a 'significant first step'

The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 9:40 a.m.

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Hawaii's false missile threat: Worker who pushed wrong button to be reassigned

The civil defense employee who pushed the wrong button, causing more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile Saturday, will be reassigned, according to officials.

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Hawaii's false missile threat: Worker 'feels terrible' after pushing the wrong button

Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday evening that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, which a state emergency official attributed to someone pushing the wrong button.


The Latest: Tsunami threat issued for Peru, Chile

The Latest on Peru earthquake (all times local): 5:20 a.m.

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Golfer Tom Hoge stays calm during missile threat, takes lead at Sony Open in Honolulu

Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii.

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Hawaii emergency officials say ballistic missile threat alert was a mistake

Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday an alert that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island was a mistake.

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The Latest: Hawaii officials say missile alert was mistake

The Latest on a missile threat mistakenly sent by Hawaii officials (all times local): 8:35 a.m.

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Trump administration OKs $130M missile defense sale to Japan

The Trump administration has approved a $130 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea.

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Ohio officer says felt 'imminent threat' in Walmart shooting

An Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black man in a Walmart store says he believed he faced an "imminent threat," although he acknowledges he never saw the man point what turned out to be an air rifle or threaten anyone.


Palestinians outraged by Trump's 'blackmail' to cut funding

A senior Palestinian leader has expressed outrage at President Donald Trump's threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets "blackmail."


Trump launches 2018 with tweet tornado on Huma, DACA, Kim, NYT and more

The president kicked off his first full day back at the White House since the holidays with a tweet storm, taking aim at Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and the New York Times, weighing in on the threat posed by North Korea and the upcoming fight over th


Fighter pilot chases UFO, urges world leaders to take the threat of aliens seriously

An American pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.

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