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File - In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, William McRaven addresses the Texas Board of Regents, in Austin, Texas. The retired U.S. Navy admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system delivered an online address to MIT's graduating class on Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

War hero McRaven tells MIT grads they're the 'real heroes'

May. 29, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

William McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT's graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism. McRaven, who delivered his address online...

This combination of two screen grabs, one from the webpage of Silvercorp USA, top, and the bottom one from Tucker/Hall, a Jacksonville, FL-based PR firm that specializes in crisis management. The Silvercorp USA webpage, a company owned by U.S. citizen Jordan Goudreau, a former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela shows a complete paragraph at top left, lifted from the the Tucker/Hall webpage. Goudreau has claimed responsibility for a failed military incursion Sunday to capture socialist leader Nicolas Maduro that resulted in the detention in Venezuela of two of his former special forces colleagues. (Silvercorp USA, Tucker/Hall via AP)

Ex-Green Beret behind Venezuela raid suspected of plagiarism

May. 7, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela can add another infraction to his growing list of potential screw ups — cut and paste plagiarism. The website for Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp USA appears to have lifted entire passages from the website of...

FILE -- In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, a malnourished boy lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a feeding center at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. children’s agency has appealed for an additional $92.4 million to help fight the coronavirus in the Middle East and North Africa. The conflict-battered region had 25 million children in need of aid before the pandemic, the highest number anywhere. The economic downturn linked to the outbreak is expected to push an additional 4 million children into poverty. Ted Chaiban, the head of UNICEF in the region, says Yemen is a top concern. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Senior rebel commander killed in Yemen amid fierce battles

May. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Yemeni rebel commander was killed Thursday, the Shiite rebels announced as fierce battles with government forces intensified along the front lines in the country's central provinces. The slain rebels' special forces commander, Mohamed Abdel Karim al-Hamran, enjoyed close ties...

This photo released by the Venezuelan Miraflores presidential press office shows President Nicolas Maduro speaking over military equipment that he says was seized during an incursion into Venezuela, during his televised address from Miraflores in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 4, 2020. Maduro said authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” on Monday, a day after a beach raid purportedly aimed at capturing the leader that Venezuelan authorities say they foiled. (Miraflores press office via AP)

Sources: US investigating ex-Green Beret for Venezuela raid

May. 6, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Green Beret who has claimed responsibility for an ill-fated military incursion into Venezuela is under federal investigation for arms trafficking, according to current and former U.S. law enforcement officials. The investigation into Jordan Goudreau is in its initial stages and it's...

This Monday May 4, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows SEAL candidates participating in

Navy SEAL recruits resume training while social distancing

May. 6, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy SEAL recruits and their instructors are being tested for the coronavirus as the candidates in one of the military’s most grueling programs return to training with new social distancing guidelines, a top official said Tuesday. Everyone in the first phase of training will be...

Security forces patrol near the shore in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television that security forces overcame before dawn Sunday an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

May. 4, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead. Jordan Goudreau’s comments in an interview with an...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, security guards surround Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with protective gear as an unidentified drone interrupts his speech in Caracas, Venezuela. An exiled Venezuelan national guardsman accused of partaking in this drone attack on Maduro is among voluntary combatants in three safe houses of  former soldiers plotting a military incursion from neighboring Colombia, according to an Associated Press investigation. (Xinhua via AP, File)

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

May. 1, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro’s...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, an anti-government protester sits by ammunition being used by rebel troops rising up against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as they all take cover on an overpass outside La Carlota military air base where the rebel soldiers confront loyalist troops inside the base in Caracas, Venezuela. Contrary to what the Trump administration was promised at the time, key Maduro aides never joined with the opposition and the uprising was quickly quashed. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara, File)

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

May. 1, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers planned to sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolas Maduro’s arrest. Instead, the ringleader of the plot is now jailed in the U.S. on...