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US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

Jun. 23, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said Saturday that 158...

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

Jun. 23, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new site...

The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

Jun. 23, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored in the town...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in...

The Latest: US prepares coffins for Korean War remains

Jun. 23, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the return of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the Korean War (all times local): 10:05 p.m. The U.S. military says it has moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the...

The Latest: Pentagon seeking space for adult migrants

Jun. 22, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pentagon says it is searching nationwide for space on military installations that could be used to house adult migrants who have tried to cross the U.S. border illegally. In a brief statement, spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump order sows confusion on the border

Jun. 22, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday worked on a plan to reunite separated families, and detained parents struggled to get in touch with their children, some of whom were being held hundreds of miles away. Trump himself took a hard line on the crisis, accusing the Democrats of telling "phony stories...

Trump picks Navy veteran as top counterterrorism official

Jun. 22, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a Navy special operations veteran to be the nation's top counterterrorism official. Trump announced Friday that he's picked Joseph Maguire to lead the National Counterterrorism Center. Since 2013, Maguire has been president and chief executive officer...

Cruise ship cleared after drifting into sailboats inn harbor

Jun. 22, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 175-foot cruise ship with more than 300 passengers that briefly lost power and drifted into several moored sailboats on Boston Harbor, sending one man scrambling for safety, has been cleared to resume operations. WFXT-TV reported Friday that the Coast Guard cleared the Odyssey after a sea...

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants...