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Coast Guard loosens rules on tattoos to boost recruiting

Oct. 4, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is loosening its tattoo policy, reflecting increased acceptance of tattoos. The Virginian-Pilot reports the change announced Thursday is intended to help boost recruiting and comes after other military branches have begun allowing more tattoos. The Coast Guard...

Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship

Sep. 10, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. All four were described as alert and in relatively...

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

Aug. 27, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out. The news comes as...