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Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

Aug. 15, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why the drug cartels exploded and what do they want. The attacks killed 11 people, including a young boy and four radio station employees who were randomly...

New commander of Tennessee State Guard taking post Oct. 1

Aug. 15, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new commander of the Tennessee State Guard has been appointed. Retired U.S. Army Col. Kevin Stewart will assume command during a ceremony on Oct. 1 at Nashville's Joint Force Headquarters. Stewart was appointed by Gov. Bill Lee, said...

Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

Aug. 14, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence. That has raised concerns...

New Rhode Island National Guard colonel breaks barriers

Aug. 07, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel. Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony Saturday at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, the National Guard said in a statement. ...

Pentagon denies DC request for National Guard migrant help

Aug. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon rejected a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in what the mayor has called a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants being bused to the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary...

DC requests National Guard help with busloads of migrants

Jul. 28, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has requested National Guard assistance to help stem a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants that have been sent to Washington by a pair of southern states. Mayor Muriel Bowser formally asked the White House...

Soldier killed by lightning served on combat surgery team

Jul. 21, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. military Thursday identified a soldier killed by a lightning strike at a Georgia base as a 41-year-old Army reservist assigned to a medical team that performs emergency surgery in combat zones. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Clark of Bolton, Connecticut,...

Vermont Guard investigates misconduct allegations

Jul. 12, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Leaders of the Vermont Army National Guard are investigating allegations of misconduct in recent months following a report made public last year on the Guard’s culture and policies. Vermont Adj. Gen. Greg Knight said in a statement Monday that he could not...

'Trump girl': WVa Guard member admits role in Capitol riot

Jul. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia National Guard member who wore a hoodie that read “Yes, I'm a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Jamie Lynn Ferguson entered the plea to parading, demonstrating...

Texas' border mission grows, but crossings still high

Jul. 02, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following the horror of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks — again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given the National Guard arrest powers and bused...