The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy "to avoid drawbacks"
The Pentagon has criticized what it called China's "continued militarization" of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range
The USS Constitution has paid homage to Vietnam War veterans with a 21-gun salute in Boston
The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA following a rocky nomination process that reopened debate about one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency's history
A Kent State University graduate says she's not apologizing for posting graduation photos of herself carrying an rifle on campus
Today in History Today is Thursday, May 17, the 137th day of 2018. There are 228 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 17, 1968, nine men and women, including brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered the Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, seized several
Frank McCulloch, who covered the Vietnam War from the front lines and later worked as an editor for newspapers across the U.S. during a half-century journalism career, has died in Northern California
President Donald Trump's CIA nominee appears to be on a path toward confirmation
Longtime AP Sydney bureau chief Peter O'Loughlin has died after a long illness. He was 78.