Latest Memorial Day News

D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump's complicated military ties

May. 31, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national...

2020 preview? Feud flares up between Joe Biden, Donald Trump

May. 29, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on Trump...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

May. 28, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez responds after offensive video

May. 28, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California team apologizing for offensive video showing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says words matter and she's gotten death threats after hateful messages about her have aired. The New York Democrat tweeted...

The Latest: Trump heads back to US after 4-day Japan visit

May. 28, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is on his way back to the United States after a four-day visit to Japan. Trump and first lady Melania Trump said goodbye to Japanese officials on a rain-slicked tarmac in Tokyo. During his...

Trump wishes 'happy Memorial Day' to US, Japanese troops

May. 27, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The...

The Latest: North Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

May. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still evident...

Pence honors fallen service members at Arlington cemetery

May. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. armed forces Monday, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for them "every day is Memorial Day." Pence placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to...

George, Barbara Bush's absence noted at Memorial Day parade

May. 27, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine's Memorial Day celebrations are absent a prominent veteran who died last year. The American Legion has two empty chairs in Kennebunkport's Dock Square on Monday in memory of all of the times former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara watched the Memorial Day...

Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

May. 25, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. "Is that what some thirty-something said?" the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press. Well, as a...