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3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group...

APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

Sep. 21, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up about...

Paddlers sue over limited Potomac access while Trump golfs

Sep. 21, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Paddlers are suing the U.S. Coast Guard in an attempt to reverse a policy that closes a stretch of the Potomac River when President Donald Trump is playing golf at his course outside Washington. The lawsuit filed Thursday says Trump has visited his eponymous Loudoun County golf course...

The Latest: Australian Navy chief hopeful Cook's ship found

Sep. 21, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the search for Capt. James Cook's ship (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he's hopeful that a wreck off the coast of Rhode Island is the Endeavour, the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the...

India calls of foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan

Sep. 21, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said...

FBI chief meets Lebanese leaders, expresses support to army

Sep. 21, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon says FBI Director Christopher Wray has expressed support to the Lebanese army during a visit to Beirut. A statement released by the presidential palace in Beirut said President Michel Aoun received Wray on Friday and told him that Lebanon has succeeded in fighting terror groups thanks...

Iran launches air maneuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz

Sep. 21, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea, the country's official IRNA news agency said Friday. The drill involves the military's and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets,...

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

Sep. 20, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Juan David Ortiz appeared to be living a typical suburban life in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush. The Navy veteran left the military nine years ago and became a Border Patrol agent, like many others in this city in deep south Texas. He and...

The Latest: Council member calls women's deaths a hate crime

Sep. 19, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of four women who authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An elected leader in a South Texas city rocked by a string of brutal killings says the deaths of four women is a hate crime and that the case should be a call...