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Back at old job, Anthony Mackie lends star power to New Orleans' post-Ida roof repair effort

Sep. 22, 2023 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Movie star Anthony Mackie was back in his home town — and back at an old job — as he took part in a program to repair roofs damaged by natural disasters for people who aren’t financially or physically able to get the work done themselves. The New...

Blinded by a Russian shell, a Ukrainian soldier couldn’t see his wedding. But he cried at new love

Sep. 19, 2023 20:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Blinded by a Russian mortar shell, Ukrainian veteran Ivan Soroka couldn't see his bride when she walked into his family home in a shoulderless white dress, a bouquet of white flowers in her right hand. But when Vladislava Ryabets, 25, stepped toward him,...

Escaped prisoner may have used bedsheets to strap himself to a truck, UK prosecutor says

Sep. 11, 2023 07:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British soldier who escaped from prison may have sneaked out by using bedsheets to strap himself to the bottom of a food delivery truck, prosecutors said Monday. Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, was arrested while he was cycling on a canal towpath in west London on...

Prince Harry arrives in Germany to open Invictus Games for veterans

Sep. 09, 2023 10:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prince Harry arrived in the western German city of Duesseldorf on Saturday where he will open the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans. Harry, also known as the Duke of Sussex, was welcomed by the...

British police say they have arrested an ex-soldier facing terrorism charges who escaped from prison.

Sep. 09, 2023 07:01 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested an ex-soldier facing terrorism charges who escaped from prison.

New Jersey leaders agree with U.S. that veterans homes need to be fixed, but how isn't clear

Sep. 08, 2023 17:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's leaders appear to agree with Justice Department findings that state-run veterans homes failed residents during COVID-19 and continue to violate their constitutional rights, but there's little clarity on how exactly they'll address the issues. The...

New Jersey failed veterans in state-run homes hit by dozens of COVID-19 deaths, federal report says

Sep. 07, 2023 16:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Widespread dysfunction at two of New Jersey's state-run veterans homes left them unprepared to protect residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and still persists, a scathing report by the U.S Justice Department found Thursday. The 43-page document paints a...

Former Rep. Mike Rogers enters Michigan Senate race as the first prominent Republican

Sep. 06, 2023 09:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Mike Rogers, who served in Congress for 14 years and chaired the House Intelligence Committee, is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Michigan that Democrats have held for over two decades. The announcement, which was provided to The Associated...

New Mexico's Veterans Services boss is stepping down, governor says

Aug. 23, 2023 21:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is seeking a leadership change within the state agency that oversees services for military veterans. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that Veterans’ Services Secretary Donnie Quintana would be stepping down effective...

New president of Ohio State will be Walter 'Ted' Carter Jr., a higher education and military leader

Aug. 22, 2023 17:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University named a veteran higher education leader with extensive military experience as its next president on Tuesday, filling a leadership vacancy just as students returned to fall classes at one of the nation’s largest universities. Walter...