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Marine, wife in Virginia aid Afghan linguist seeking asylum

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marine Lt. Col. Breck Perry came to know “E.Z.” while stationed in Jalalabad, in the eastern part of Afghanistan. “E.Z. was our platoon linguist,” said Perry, who is now stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. “I developed a...

NY preps for staff shortage with health care vaccine mandate

Sep. 25, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members, retirees and workers outside New York to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers. If...

Retired Nevada Guard general and ex-Reid aide, dead at 64

Sep. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Robert T. Herbert, a retired Nevada Army National Guard major general and a former longtime aide to ex-U.S. Sen. Harry Reid died Friday, the guard announced . He was 64. The guard's statement Saturday did not specify circumstances of Herbert's...

More than 70 Connecticut National Guard members return home

Sep. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard were honored Saturday for their service after completing nearly one-year tours of duty. A welcome home ceremony was held for members of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group and...

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

NTSB: Broadcasting only boat size led to fatal towboat crash

Sep. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fatal head-on crash between barges pushed by two towboats in Louisiana was caused by inadequate communication and failure to broadcast their total sizes, the National Transportation Safety Board says. The RC Creppel overturned and sank after the...

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

100-year-old World War II veteran defies age in golf

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Guy Ellis, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, recently coasted through 18 holes at Bunn Golf Course. Ellis played on behalf of the Decatur Veterans and Friends golf group in a scramble against the Springfield veterans. ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon 34, Tennessee, Tenn. 14 Amelia County 63, Bluestone 0 Amherst County 35, Jefferson Forest 13 Appomattox 63, Dan River 12 Atlantic Shores Christian 47, Catholic High...

Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Sep. 24, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meeting with the leaders of India, Australia and Japan, President Joe Biden declared Friday that the U.S. and other members of the Indo-Pacific alliance known as “the Quad" are showing they “know how to get things done" in an increasingly complicated corner of the...