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FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, South Korean Army soldiers patrol during the demonstration of search operation at a training field near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Cheorwon, South Korea. In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery, officials said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

Jan. 17, 2020 7:20 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, officials said Friday. South Korea bans transgender people from joining its military but has no specific...

Raimondo aims to close Veterans Home deficit and boost funds

Jan. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced plans to bolster the Rhode Island Veterans Home in her tax and spending plan for this fiscal year. The plan would close the $2 million deficit in fiscal year 2020 and increase funding next year, WPRI-TV reported. Officials say the proposal will...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

Jan. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a scheme that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran rescuing a woman from the side of a highway pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared in court in Camden to...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

STORY REMOVED: US--Helpful Homeless Man

Jan. 16, 2020 6:13 PM EST
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a homeless Samaritan scam. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.
FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, an ice and snow covered road leads up to the main building on the Veterans Affairs campus, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Knoxville, Iowa. After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town, leaders of a small Iowa city announced plans to take control of the property and likely demolish most of the structures. City and county officials signed documents Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, taking ownership of the 153-acre property. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Small Iowa city agrees to plan for huge federal ghost town

Jan. 15, 2020 6:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town of crumbling brick buildings, leaders of a small Iowa city announced plans Wednesday to finally take control of the property and likely demolish most of the...

This Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Indiana Department of Natural Resources shows Bob Vollmer.  Vollmer, 102, who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.”  Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6, 2020, as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The southern Indiana man, whose mother lived to be 108, joined the state agency in 1962.  (John Maxwell/ Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP)

Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102

Jan. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.” Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6 as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of...

This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, a toy ape is placed between candles at the entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Authorities said rescuers found a gorilla and a female orangutan still alive amid the charred remains of the primate house after the fire on the new year morning. Vets were able to euthanize the orangutan but struggled to do so with the gorilla. After getting permission from a senior officer, a 34-year-old policeman killed the gorilla with shots from his submachine gun. ( Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)

Germany: Gorilla injured in zoo fire shot dead by police

Jan. 15, 2020 7:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a gorilla that was seriously injured in a zoo fire at New Year's had to be shot dead by a police officer after vets were unable to euthanize it. The dpa news agency said Wednesday that an official report detailed the previously unreported drama in the wake of the blaze...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Warren makes debate case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

Jan. 15, 2020 5:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders in a Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses. Sanders vehemently...

Thousands rallied and marched from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to the Florida Historic Capitol to demand more money for public schools Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Thousands of school workers from around the state thronged Florida's Capitol on Monday to press Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to more than double the nearly $1 billion the governor is proposing for teacher raises and bonuses.  (Tori Lynn Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Educators throng Florida Capitol to fight for more money

Jan. 13, 2020 5:52 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of school workers from around the state thronged Florida's Capitol on Monday to press Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to more than double the nearly $1 billion the governor is proposing for teacher raises and bonuses. Large crowds of demonstrators streamed into the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did...