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Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Sunday. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S. Army...

Contract awarded to raise Missouri River levee in Iowa

Jul. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, says it has awarded a nearly $2.8 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee in southwestern Iowa. The contract is build up the elevation of levee that was breached near Percival and Hamburg during historic flooding in March....

Florida officer fatally shoots man holding knife on veteran

Jul. 11, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who was holding a knife on a U.S. Army veteran in a wheelchair. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Chief T.K. Waters said during a news conference that when officers arrived at...

Germany charges 3 in home invasion of US Army employee

Jul. 11, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have charged three men with an attempted home invasion of a U.S. Army employee's residence that was foiled by the American. Zweibruecken prosecutors said Thursday that the three men, whose names weren't released, were part of a group of four who attempted to force their way...

The Latest: New Orleans mayor declares emergency

Jul. 10, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 3:45 p.m. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city's Treme (truh-MAY) neighborhood got 8.4 inches (21.3 centimeters) of rain in three hours, and more nasty weather is on the way. Cantrell has declared...

Great Lakes water levels continue surge; 2 set records

Jul. 9, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Water levels in two of the Great Lakes are the highest ever recorded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that Lakes Erie and Ontario last month reached their highest points since record-keeping began in 1918. Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the...

Hogan names new leader of Maryland National Guard

Jul. 9, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The first African American and female leader of the Maryland National Guard is retiring, and Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen a successor. Major Gen. Linda Singh announced Tuesday she plans to retire this summer. Hogan appointed her to the job in January 2015. She has led more than 5,500...

Oklahoma governor, mayors want levee study following floods

Jul. 8, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and three Tulsa-area mayors want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite its study of the region's levee system following severe flooding along the Arkansas River this spring. Stitt, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Bixby Mayor Brian Guthrie and Jenks Mayor Robert...

US to reconsider if 3 shore towns can stay without dunes

Jul. 8, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy whacked New Jersey, most shore towns had to build or rebuild protective sand dunes. But three areas got a pass. That could change soon. The federal government has agreed to reconsider whether dunes need to be built in places where they don't exist now. Nearly...

US bans drone flights over Tooele Army Depot

Jul. 5, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights over Utah's Tooele Army Depot west of Salt Lake City. The FAA announced Friday that the depot is one of 11 "national security sensitive locations" around the country where airspace will be closed to drones. The Salt Lake...