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Police ID officer as man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man injured in a fall on a Carnival cruise ship has been identified as an Alabama police officer. News outlets report Huntsville, Alabama, police say officer John Thomas Holliday was hurt Tuesday when he fell nearly 16-feet (5-meters) to the ship's deck off the Louisiana coast. It...

Nation's highest military honor announced for Army officer

Oct. 10, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest military honor to an Army master sergeant who served in Afghanistan and braved enemy fire multiple times while rescuing other members of his task force and evacuating numerous casualties. The White House says...

2 deaths near military base investigated as murder-suicide

Oct. 9, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Court records show the shooting deaths last month of a Nebraska airman and his wife are being investigated as a murder-suicide. The Omaha World-Herald reports that an affidavit for a search of the home of Sgt. Zachary Firlik and his wife, Kari McManigal Firlik, says their bodies were...

Man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship on Louisiana coast

Oct. 9, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man has been critically injured in a nearly 16-foot (5-meter) fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana. News outlets report the U.S. Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man was hurt early Tuesday on the ship near Venice. A Coast Guard news release says he was airlifted to...

Impeachment tests Democrats' foothold in swing districts

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's impeachment,...

New attack submarine, future USS Oregon, is christened

Oct. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, where they spoke about the importance of...

Army veteran deported after drug conviction now a US citizen

Oct. 4, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Miguel Perez Jr. held up his citizenship certificate for the cameras after being sworn in, saying, "Here it is." "It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of praying,"...

The Latest: NGOs give helping hand to Brit expats in Cyprus

Oct. 4, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA, Britain's...

The Latest: Britain calls HK shooting 'disproportionate'

Oct. 1, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 10 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says the shooting of a teenage pro-democracy protester by a Hong Kong police officer during mass demonstrations was "disproportionate" and could stoke tensions in the...

Smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

Oct. 1, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Serving up drinks at the American Legion post in Concord, Jeff Holland gets a little testy when the talk turns to smoking. A Marine veteran who enjoys lighting up, the 44-year-old Holland fought unsuccessfully against a ban at the post that went into effect this month. And starting...