Lawmakers decry Trump's proposed cuts in homeland spending


WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts for his department, even as he told Congress that the United States "cannot invest too much in security" after recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press

Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects US into Arab crisis


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Attacker's mother says he was radicalized in Britain


LONDON (AP) — The Italian mother of one of the London Bridge attackers said Wednesday her 22-year-old son became radicalized in Britain, falling under the spell of Islamic extremism and confiding to her that he had dreams of moving to Syria.

  • Written by PAISLEY DODDS and NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide.

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  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, DEB RIECHMANN and CHAD DAY , Associated Press