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Upstate NY WWII soldier killed in France IDed after 77 years

Dec. 03, 2021 14:07 PM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from upstate New York killed in France in 1944 have been identified, defense officials announced Friday. U.S. Army Pfc. Morris E. Swackhammer, 20, of Binghamton was accounted for June 28, according to the...

US steps up disclosure pressure on Chinese companies

Dec. 03, 2021 04:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese companies will have to disclose more information about audits and whether they are controlled by a government or else leave U.S. stock markets under a rule approved by securities regulators. The rule approved Thursday by the Securities and...

Remains of Navy man killed in Pearl Harbor identified

Dec. 01, 2021 11:53 AM EST

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Ohio sailor who died nearly 80 years ago during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Wednesday. The agency said Buford Dyer, 19, of Barberton, was killed...

Remains of World War II soldier from New Jersey identified

Nov. 23, 2021 11:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the remains of a World War II soldier from New Jersey who was killed in Germany and buried in Belgium. Scientists used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as DNA, to determine the remains were Army Sgt. Larry Wassil...

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

Nov. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday. U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, 26, was accounted for in August 2020, according to a statement from...

Lebanese central bank governor says corruption charges false

Nov. 17, 2021 09:29 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s central bank governor said Wednesday that he asked for an audit of transactions and investments during his tenure and the results showed no public money has been misused. Riad Salameh, 70, once praised as the guardian of Lebanon’s financial...

Biden bill would give local news outlets 'shot in the arm'

Nov. 13, 2021 09:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news. The help would come in the...

Mayor accused of stealing federal funds waives indictment

Nov. 11, 2021 10:22 AM EST

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta mayor has waived indictment on charges that he took part in a kickback scheme to steal federal coronavirus relief funds, in what his lawyer said was a prelude to a guilty plea. Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary appeared in court...

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

Nov. 11, 2021 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — houseguest who just won’t leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in action in the...

WWII vet killed in Pearl Harbor attack interred in Markesan

Nov. 08, 2021 08:57 AM EST

MARKESAN, Wis. (AP) — U.S. and state flags are flying at half-staff across Wisconsin to honor a Markesan man who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of Navy Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Keefe Connolly will be buried with military honors at a...