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Asian Americans lobby to name Navy ship for Filipino sailor

Jun. 23, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asian Americans, veterans and civilians in the U.S. and the Philippines are campaigning to name a Navy warship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago, earning him a prestigious and rare Medal of...

Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

Jun. 22, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for the first time, said Tuesday he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. In a statement, obtained by...

In memo obtained by AP, Defense Secretary Austin backs long-sought change to how military handles sexual assault cases

Jun. 22, 2021 18:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In memo obtained by AP, Defense Secretary Austin backs long-sought change to how military handles sexual assault cases.

Air Force squadron to train in Vermont with F-16s

Jun. 22, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Air Force squadron from South Carolina will be training with F-16 fighter jets in Vermont over the next week. A small contingent assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron from Shaw Air Force Base will arrive on Wednesday with six F-16s and...

Memorial for 'fallen 7' motorcyclists in 2019 crash unveiled

Jun. 21, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Two years after seven motorcyclists died in a collision with a pickup truck, a granite monument honors their memory in New Hampshire. The Jarheads Motorcycle Club, made up of U.S. Marine Corps veterans and their spouses, unveiled the memorial near...

Remains of 10 more Native American kids to be disinterred

Jun. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of 10 more Native American children who died more than a century ago at a boarding school in central Pennsylvania are being disinterred and will be returned to their relatives, authorities said. A team of archaeologists began work...

Rocket falls near Iraqi base housing US troops, no one hurt

Jun. 20, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least one Katyusha rocket fell close to the perimeter of a military base that hosts U.S. troops in northern Iraq on Sunday, Iraq’s military said. The rocket fell near the sprawling Ain al-Asad air base in western Anbar province but did not explode,...

5 rescued when boat overturns in Buzzards Bay

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — Five people were rescued Saturday when a boat capsized near a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay, according to officials. The Mattapoisett Harbormaster plucked the people from the water before rescue boats arrived at the scene, and a Mattapoisett...

Westmoreland thriving at U.S. Open after Air Force service

Jun. 18, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The steady stream of fighter jets roaring overhead mostly go unnoticed, background noise to the beautiful views and brilliant golf at Torrey Pines. The cacophony brings Kyle Westmoreland comfort. “It makes you feel right at...

Seacor: pay debt with $25M in overturned boat's insurance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an offshore oilfield boat that overturned off Louisiana plans to use $25 million in insurance on the vessel to pay down part of the Texas company’s debts. Attorneys for families of men killed when the Seacor Power flipped in April are...