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Massachusetts World War I monument gets national recognition

Aug. 12, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The World War I memorial atop the highest peak in Massachusetts has earned national recognition. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mount Greylock has been honored by the 100 Cities/100 Memorials program, jointly run by the World War I Centennial...

For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

Aug. 9, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program....

History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue

Aug. 9, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment. Tuskegee Institute, founded to educate...

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

Aug. 9, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — At the American Veterans club in Bismarck where former military men and others are drawn by camaraderie, card games and affordable gravy-laden lunch specials, there's no clear favorite in North Dakota's sharply contested U.S. Senate race. But when it comes to the barrage of television...

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

Aug. 8, 2018 6:17 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to...

Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law

Aug. 8, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

AHIHUD, Israel (AP) — Anwar Saeb spent two decades in the Israeli military, rising to the rank of colonel and suffering wounds in battle while serving as a brigade commander during the 2006 war in Lebanon. Now, the 51-year-old lawyer, a member of Israel's Arabic-speaking Druze minority, finds himself on...

Trump-backed John James wins Michigan's GOP Senate nod

Aug. 8, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan businessman John James, a black Iraq War veteran who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday and will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall. James, a political newcomer, convincingly defeated buyout firm founder Sandy Pensler in the...

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

Aug. 8, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson...

Trump-backed Iraq War veteran John James wins Republican nod to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall

Aug. 7, 2018 10:49 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Trump-backed Iraq War veteran John James wins Republican nod to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall .

Former US contractor pleads guilty in kickback case

Aug. 6, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Florida man who worked as a project manager for a company that has done more than $200 million of dollars in energy efficiency work for the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to charges he took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks and bribes over a five-year period from...