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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

Jan. 16, 2022 23:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died Sunday. He was 102. McGee died in his sleep at his home...

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Man from Mexico dies in federal custody at US border

Jan. 14, 2022 23:17 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 38-year-old man from Mexico died in federal custody in San Diego on Wednesday after he was detained on an accusation of crossing the border illegally. Authorities are investigating his death. The man, whose name has not been released, reportedly went into medical...

Marines OK first religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 14, 2022 17:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has approved its first two COVID-19 vaccine exemptions based on religious reasons, something no other military service has done so far. The two exemptions are the first to be approved by the Corps in 10 years, the Marines said Friday. ...

Tightened federal water protections won't slow some projects

Jan. 14, 2022 17:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to tighten oversight of projects that benefitted from Trump-era loosened water protections, but some projects including a controversial Georgia mine will likely be able to escape new scrutiny. It’s the latest twist in a...

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

Jan. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar. But Australia has long taken a severe stance on immigration, including warehousing refugees in offshore detention camps and...

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces 5 new corruption charges

Jan. 14, 2022 09:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has filed five new corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in connection with granting permits to rent and buy a helicopter, a legal official said Friday. Suu Kyi, who has been detained since last February’s...

Taiwan adds minelaying to defenses against China

Jan. 14, 2022 06:27 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Friday commissioned new navy minelayers to add to its defenses against giant rival China. President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a commissioning ceremony for the navy’s First and Second Mining Operations Squadrons, which will operate ships able...

Tennessee guardsmen deploying on yearslong mission to Africa

Jan. 14, 2022 04:05 AM EST

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard’s 268th Military Police Company deployed this week on the first leg of an overseas mission. The 268th is based in Millington and composed of soldiers trained in security operations, base defense,...

National Guard to help staffing efforts at WVa hospital

Jan. 14, 2022 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two dozen members of the West Virginia National Guard are being sent to support hospital staffing efforts as COVID-19 continues to ravage the state. The National Guard said Thursday on Twitter that 25 members will assist operations at Charleston Area...