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Members of Congress commemorate D-Day with their own parachute jump over Normandy

Jun. 07, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of U.S. lawmakers from the House of Representatives made a commemorative parachute jump Friday at Normandy marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the historic assault that launched the end of World War II. Organized by Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., and...

Attacks on businesses linked to US brands rattle Baghdad as anger over the war in Gaza surges

Jun. 07, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A dozen masked men jump out of two SUVs and a white pickup and storm a KFC in Baghdad, smashing everything in sight before fleeing the scene. A few days earlier, similar violence played out at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and Chili House — all American brands popular in the Iraqi...

Today in History: June 7, Supreme Court rejects contraceptive ban in Griswold v. Connecticut

Jun. 07, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 159th day of 2024. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to...

Service dogs helped ease PTSD symptoms in US military veterans, researchers say

Jun. 04, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

Specially trained service dogs helped ease PTSD symptoms in U.S. military veterans in a small study that the researchers hope will help expand options for service members. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides talk therapy and medications to veterans with post-traumatic...

UN votes to end Iraq political mission established after 2003 US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein

May. 31, 2024 22:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Friday to end the U.N. political mission in Iraq established in 2003 following the United States-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein to coordinate post-conflict humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, and to help...

Key Republican calls for 'generational' increase in defense spending to counter US adversaries

May. 29, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top-ranking Republican on a Senate committee that oversees the military is calling for a “generational investment” in America's defense, saying aggressive and significant spending increases are necessary to deter coordinated threats from U.S. adversaries such as Russia,...

The number of new German citizens hits another high last year, with many Syrians naturalized

May. 28, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw another big increase in the number of people gaining citizenship last year as large numbers of people from Syria helped push naturalizations up to their highest level since at least 2000, according to official data released Tuesday. About 200,100 people...

Man sentenced to 25 years for teaching bomb-making to person targeting authorities

May. 24, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a North Carolina man to 25 years in prison for teaching someone how to make bombs meant to kill federal law enforcement officers. A jury had found Christopher Arthur, 40, guilty in 2023 for the bomb-related charges, as well...

Syrian Kurdish authorities hand over a British woman and 3 children linked to IS to a UK delegation

May. 24, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — A British woman and three children linked to the militant Islamic State group in Syria were handed over to a U.K. delegation that visited the region this week, Syrian Kurdish-led authorities said Friday. The handover, which took place on Wednesday, is the...

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

May. 23, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers. But for people such as Manuel Castañeda...