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Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

May. 24, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression. ...

Retired Army warrant officers can now join Tennessee Guard

May. 24, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning this month, warrant officers retired from active duty in the U.S. Army will be able to join the Tennessee National Guard. The program has been talked about for years, but Tennessee is the first to implement it, Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s...

Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

May. 24, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her...

Honolulu Police Commission picks Logan for new police chief

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former head of the Hawaii National Guard was chosen Monday to be Honolulu's new police chief. The Honolulu Police Commission chose retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe" Logan from among four finalists. Logan takes over from Interim Chief Rade...

Tough GOP race for Shelby seat in Alabama closes with flurry

May. 23, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE. Ala. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls made last-minute pitches to primary voters Monday in the tight race for the GOP nomination for seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, appeared at a Huntsville rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as he...

Pentagon says more high-tech weapons going to Ukraine

May. 23, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters. And Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the...

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

May. 23, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, declaring the commitment to protect the island is “even stronger” after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of Taiwan's...

Coast Guard creates 500-yard safety zone around barge fire

May. 23, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

BOWERS, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has created a 500-yard (457-meter) safety zone in the Delaware Bay around a fire on a barge and the boats responding to the blaze, officials said Monday. The Coast Guard received a call around 1 a.m. reporting the blaze about 9 miles (14...

Marine base lockdown caused by inadvertent weapon discharge

May. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — An accidental discharge of a weapon put a U.S. Marine Corps training center in the Southern California desert on lockdown for several hours Monday, a base statement said. No injuries were reported in the incident at the vast Marine Corps Air Ground...

EXPLAINER: US keeps world guessing on Taiwan stance

May. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, President Joe Biden has stirred controversy with his comments about Taiwan. The latest example came during his visit to Japan, when a reporter asked if the United States would respond militarily if China invaded the island. ...