AP map shows path of suspected spy balloon.

The Chinese spy balloon is still making news and capturing the attention of Americans even though the U.S. military shot it down Saturday off the South Carolina coast. Its cross-country trip raises many questions about what it might have captured and why the Biden administration allowed it to travel five days before responding.   


China and Russia have the weapons to target America's most valuable assets: satellites. In their quest for world dominance, outer space is the next battleground.

In this photo provided by Chad Fish, the remnants of a large balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina, with a fighter jet and its contrail seen below it, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (Chad Fish via AP)

Republican lawmakers are accusing China of deliberately surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites with a suspected spy balloon. And they say the Biden administration has given Beijing an intelligence opening by not downing the balloon during its high-altitude drift through American airspace. 

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The U.S. says it is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days. The Pentagon decided not to shoot it down over concerns of hurting people on the ground. A senior defense official says the U.S. has “very high confidence” it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon, and says it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. One of the places the balloon was spotted was Montana, which is home to one of the nation’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.


President Biden turned on the welcome sign. That's what an Arizona border sheriff just told Congress. Since Biden took office, the number of illegal migrants crossing the southern border has hit historic levels. 

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during a courtesy call at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. (Jam Sta Rosa/Pool Photo via AP)

The United States and the Philippines have announced an agreement to expand American military presence in the Southeast Asian country, where U.S. forces and weaponry will be granted access to four more Philippine military camps under a 2014 defense pact. 


Semiconductor chips are basically the brains of all modern electronics, including countless, essential items you use daily. Now China's potential targeting of Taiwan could lead to a "chip war," putting the world's most critical technology at risk. 


Security analysts are calling for national action to strengthen and upgrade the power grid nationwide. While attacks are happening with greater frequency, they've happened before.  

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

As the war in Ukraine approaches its second year, the United States and Germany are upping their ante in support of Ukraine – now sending tanks to help fight the Russians. 

Cyber attack

Human error or cyberattack? The Federal Aviation Administration blamed a corrupt computer file for the system outage that grounded all U.S. flights last week.