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APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers for...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

General orders ethics review of US special operations forces

Aug. 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Special Operations Command has ordered an ethics review of his commando forces, in the wake of a number of recent incidents of bad behavior and criminal allegations against troops. Army Gen. Richard Clarke said that "recent incidents have called our culture and ethics...

Women played vital WWII role _ and not just in nursing

Aug. 3, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lt. Lenora Critchfield contracted malaria during her time in Africa as she served in World War II. When she returned to Johnstown while on medical leave in 1943, she talked about receiving patients day and night during her time overseas. "We often worked around the clock to take care...

Smugglers offer cash to troops, others to drive migrants

Jul. 26, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — On the surface, it seemed like a simple task: Drive to a spot a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, pick up people and then drop them off at a McDonald's or other spot past the city of San Diego, and make anywhere from $500 to $1,000. No need to cross into Mexico. Two Marines whose...

Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump called it "another lie" from Iran. The arrests happened over the past...

Trump says Iran lying about CIA operatives and drone

Jul. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused Iran of repeatedly lying and said he's gotten less interested in negotiations to replace the nuclear deal that he pulled the United States out of last year. In an exchange with reporters in the Oval Office, Trump was asked about Iran's statement...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...