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Trump visits Arizona in push for wall funding, more border agents

- The Washington Times

President Trump did a quick tour Tuesday of border security infrastructure in Arizona as his top homeland security aides stepped up pressure on Congress to approve money for new fencing and additional agents, saying they will keep Americans safe and prevent illegal immigrants from making the dangerous journey in the first place.

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A road sign at the U.S. Naval Academy as photographed on Aug. 23, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, is named after Franklin Buchanan, the academy's first superintendent who left the U.S. Navy to join the Confederate Navy at the outbreak of the Civil War. A bill in Congress would require the Pentagon to change the name of any property that honors individuals who fought for or supported the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

2 Naval Academy buildings named for Confederate officers

- Associated Press

At the U.S. Naval Academy, where the names of the nation's military heroes adorn many buildings, two structures honor the memory of American naval officers who fought against the United States of America.

Prosecutors: Man sought to 'neutralize' terror plot suspect

Associated Press

Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger for the Islamic State group asked a fellow prisoner to help him "neutralize" his co-defendant and an informant.

Park service fixes family cemetery within Flight 93 memorial

Associated Press

The National Park Service has restored a family cemetery that just happens to lie within the Flight 93 National Memorial, which honors those killed on the hijacked airliner that crashed in western Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Connecticut Democrats propose sales tax increase

- Associated Press

Connecticut Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday proposed increasing the state sales tax to raise more than $660 million over two years to help curb potential cuts to education aid to cities and towns.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, discusses the potential of high-energy laser weapons systems being developed by engineers at Boeing during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Heinrich said the U.S. Defense Department is investing $17 million as part of an effort to transfer the technology from the lab to the battlefield. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

'Sci-fi to real life': US invests $17 million in laser tech

- Associated Press

The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield.

US ambassador meets atomic energy head on Iran nuclear issue

Associated Press

The United States is determined to ensure the International Atomic Energy Agency has the resources it needs for "robust verification of nuclear-related activities in Iran," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday.

US commander visits Yemen border for firsthand look at war

- Associated Press

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East got a first-hand look on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia's military fight against Yemen's rebels, visiting the border area on the same day the Saudi-led coalition was accused of bombing a hotel and killing civilians.

Police work behind a van and screen covering the entrance of a telephone call centre as they search the premises in Ripoll, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed several people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Spain suspects were in France before attacks

- Associated Press

Some of the Spain terror suspects spent a night in France a week before the fatal attacks in and near Barcelona, French authorities said Wednesday as police in Spain revealed they found a real suicide bomb belt in the house where the attackers tried to make explosives.

Man arrested in French car attack had radical beliefs

Associated Press

The Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris this month had radical beliefs and showed interest in the Islamic State group, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Wednesday.