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By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region. Carter, speaking to reporters at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia, said the United States was trying to maintain a shared regional security structure that had advanced "prosperity for everyone" over the past 70 years. "We've been flying over the South China Sea for years and years and years, and ... will continue to do that: fly, navigate, operate.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified.
British Prime Minister David Cameron met Poland's premier in Warsaw Friday on a whistlestop European tour to gather backing for EU reforms but faced implacable Polish opposition to proposals to limit benefits for immigrants. Cameron was due to go on to Berlin later in the day to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among changes Cameron is seeking are tougher requirements for EU migrants to claim state benefits in Britain.