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Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrants

Aug. 20, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since Aug. 17, the U.S. Army has reinstated 32 reservists, and revoked discharge orders of another six...

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Aug. 20, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Friends of journalist Richard Pyle gathered Monday at Arlington National Cemetery to bid a final farewell to the veteran war correspondent and celebrate his storied Associated Press career, from Saigon and Tokyo to Washington and New York, nearly one year after his death. More than 40...

AP EXPLAINS: Trump tweets stir up ghosts of McCarthy, Nixon

Aug. 20, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump, tweeting over the weekend, invoked both McCarthyism and the Watergate scandal, two of the most-debated chapters of recent American political history. Here's a bit of background on what took place during those periods: __ President Trump and some defenders have...

Army coach Jeff Monken striving to keep success going

Aug. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army coach Jeff Monken has reached a crossroads of sorts — he has built the Black Knights into a winner, and now he wants to keep the success going at a high level. Not so easy at West Point, where sustained football excellence has been a tall task. These Black Knights are...

National Veterans Memorial and Museum to open in October

Aug. 19, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is set to open this fall, with retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell to give the keynote address at the dedication ceremony. The public is invited to attend the Oct. 27 dedication for the $82 million museum and memorial grove. The...

Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

Aug. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84. The Democrat and former state Senate president, died at a Des Moines hospital on Friday after suffering complications from a rare form of cancer, said...

Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

Aug. 17, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys said Friday. Yea Ji Sea, 29, had filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to her citizenship application. She came to the country as a child on a...

WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

Aug. 16, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Nancy Kragh grew up without her father, who was among 400 prisoners of war killed when a ship taking them from the Philippines to Japan was bombed. On Wednesday, she and other family members of prisoners on that ship dedicated a memorial stone to their loved ones. The marker lies within a...

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

Aug. 15, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia's renewed...

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

Aug. 14, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security last...