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The photos in this combo, released by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, show the three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in Mendon, NY, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. They are, from left: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, age 54, from Rochester, NY; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch, age 39, from Honeoye Falls, NY; and Chief Warrant Officer Two Daniel Prial, age 30, from Rochester, NY. (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs via AP)

3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots

Jan. 22, 2021 10:48 AM EST

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Killed in the crash were Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, 54, of Rochester, Chief Warrant...

FILE - In this June 13, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump, left, and the United States Military Academy superintendent Darryl A. Williams, right, salute graduating cadets as the national anthem is played during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. More than 70 West Point cadets have been accused of cheating on a math exam taken online when they were studying remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman at the U.S. Military Academy says 55 cadets admitted cheating on the calculus exam in May. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

More than 70 West Point cadets accused of cheating on exam

Dec. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — More than 70 cadets training at the U.S. Military Academy to be Army officers have been accused of cheating on a math exam taken online when they were studying remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt, spokesman for the academy at West Point, said...

With the U.S. Capitol building in the background, supporters of President Donald Trump stand Pennsylvania Avenue during a rally at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

Dec. 13, 2020 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vandals tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner ablaze as nighttime clashes Saturday between pro-Donald Trump supporters and counterdemonstrators erupted into violence and arrests. Police on Sunday said they...

Supporters of President Donald Trump who are wearing attire associated with the Proud Boys attend a rally at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Tempers flare as Trump supporters rally in Washington

Dec. 12, 2020 11:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Saturday for rallies to back his desperate efforts to subvert the election that he lost to Joe Biden. Sporadic fights broke out between pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators after sundown. WRC-TV reported that...

Official: Trump to attend the Army-Navy game at West Point

Dec. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend this weekend's Army-Navy football game in New York, the U.S. Naval Academy's athletic director said Monday. The game on Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy's homefield in West Point, New York, will mark the first time the storied rivalry...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, from Lake Forest, Ill. Barber has become the first Black woman selected for the U.S. Naval Academy's top student leadership position of brigade commander.  She will assume her role next semester.  (Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Naval Academy midshipman reaches a milestone for Black women

Dec. 5, 2020 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Midshipman Sydney Barber had her doubts about applying for the top student leadership position at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Black woman had never held the post in the 44 years women have been able to attend the 175-year-old institution. A Black academy alumna of another generation saw...