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Pentagon IDs US Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan

Jan. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger has died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 13. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday in Landstuhl, Germany. The attack was in the Jawand District in northwestern Afghanistan. Meddock...

Funk's 25 points helps send Army past Colgate 91-81

Jan. 16, 2019 10:07 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tommy Funk scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Army beat Colgate 91-81 on Wednesday night. Funk's 3-pointer with 14:17 left broke a 54-all tie to start a 14-0 run and Army led by double digits for most of the remainder. Funk's previous career high of 24 was also...

Michigan police arrest 2 in soldier's New Year's Eve slaying

Jan. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in southern Michigan have arrested two suspects in the New Year's Eve slaying of a soldier who was fatally shot while on leave. The St. Joseph Township Police Department said Saturday that the suspects were arrested in 23-year-old Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III's...

Lawmakers try to fix legislation meant to honor Army captain

Jan. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honor a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump. The Daily Progress reports that former Rep. Tom Garrett meant to rename a Charlottesville post office in honor of Army Capt....

Army downs Lafayette 77-69 behind Edwards

Jan. 5, 2019 3:12 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cayne Edwards scored 16 points, Tommy Funk had 11 points and 10 assists and Army pulled away early and held on to beat Lafayette 77-69 on Saturday to snap a three-game skid. Alex King added 13 points and Matt Wilson 12 with eight rebounds for the Black Knights (6-9, 1-1), who...

Soldier held in connection to woman who died at Army post

Jan. 4, 2019 8:07 AM EST

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been taken into custody in connection to the death of a woman at the Fort Campbell post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Maj. Martin Meiners told The Leaf-Chronicle on Thursday that charges are pending against the soldier. Authorities didn't immediately...

US soldier charged in wife's killing flees to Thailand

Jan. 3, 2019 6:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old U.S. soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand. Peter Lian was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Khuang Par, whose body was discovered in a suitcase in an...

US Army chief of staff makes surprise stop in Kabul

Jan. 3, 2019 3:04 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Army's chief of staff made a surprise visit to the Afghanistan's capital, where he met President Ashraf Ghani to discuss prospects for a peaceful end to the country's 17-year war, the United States' longest. In a statement late Thursday, Ghani's office said Gen. Mark A....

Last-second basket caps Bucknell charge to defeat Army 64-63

Jan. 2, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Avi Toomer's layup with 1.6 seconds left in the game completed a ferocious comeback with Bucknell climbing out of a 26-point hole in the second half to clip Army 64-63 in the Patriot League opener for both teams Wednesday night. And for good measure, Toomer blocked Army's final...

Women changing makeup of military, and perhaps its politics

Dec. 31, 2018 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections approached, she...