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National Guard keep watch on the Capitol, Thursday, March 4, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a "possible plot" by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden's victory. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Police request 60-day extension of the National Guard at U.S. Capitol

- Associated Press

The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. Defense officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.

Army Maj. Gen. William Walker, Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard, answers questions during a joint hearing on Wednesday about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Associated Press)

U.S. Capitol Police prepare for ‘possible’ breach

- The Washington Times

U.S. Capitol Police have ramped up security after officials said they discovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to break into the Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a riot inside the building left five people dead.

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2021, file photo, spectators look out over a severely eroded beach on Bay Head, N.J. New Jersey is considering doubling its budget for beach restoration projects, to $50 million a year. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

NJ eyes doubling beach restoration budget to $50M a year

- Associated Press

With a string of February storms having taken big chunks out of many Jersey Shore beaches - and the federal government refusing to authorize emergency repairs - New Jersey is considering doubling the amount of money it allocates to shore protection projects each year to $50 million.

Kingman struggles to emerge from under cyberattack

Associated Press

Kingman officials say municipal employees aided by Arizona National Guard technology personnel this week continued working to unravel a cyberattack that targeted the northwestern Arizona city's computer system days earlier.

Report: Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure

Associated Press

Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic nation’s technology infrastructure as a base to hit targets elsewhere, a report by Lithuania’s intelligence service said Thursday.

10 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

- Associated Press

An army helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 10 military personnel on board and injuring three others, the Defense Ministry said. News reports said a high-ranking officer was among the victims.

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, addresses the media during a news conference behind plexiglass shields after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, March 1, 2021. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, it will be organised as a virtual meeting from the IAEA. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find

- Associated Press

Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, after months of frustration at Tehran's lack of a credible explanation.

People displaced by the recent conflict listen as Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes visits internally-displaced people in Adigrat Town, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Zerihun Sewunet/UNICEF via AP)

EXPLAINER: Why Ethiopia's deadly Tigray crisis is growing

- Associated Press

Civilians massacred. Journalists arrested. People starving to death. Ethiopia’s government is under growing pressure to allow the world to see firsthand what has occurred in its embattled Tigray region as its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister rejects “partisan interventions.”