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Jill Biden tells English surf therapy group about her board

Jun. 12, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

NEWLYN, England (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden told members of a British group that uses surfing as therapy that she once owned a surfboard and it was “white with a big butterfly” on it. She met Saturday with members of Bude Surf Veterans, a volunteer...

Slain sheriff's sergeant memorialized in Southern California

Jun. 11, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff's sergeant who was shot and killed last week after an attempted traffic stop was memorialized Friday as an inspiring leader and a role model for his grieving family. Relatives, law enforcement personnel and...

Pennsylvania man facing robbery, assault in Capitol riot

Jun. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, man has been arrested on assault, robbery and other charges for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Robert Morss was arrested Friday and was scheduled for a first...

Wisconsin Veterans Museum to re-open in July

Jun. 10, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Veterans Museum plans to reopen next month after state officials shut it down for 16 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum announced Thursday it will re-open July 1 with new exhibits on Madison natives Roberta Wells and Akira...

Prince Harry spreads news about Invictus Games in Germany

Jun. 09, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry took a break from paternity leave to announce the return of his Invictus Games, which supports the rehab and recovery of wounded veterans. The Duke of Sussex announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that the Invictus Games will take...

Michigan governor signs bills to help veterans, families

Jun. 09, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Wednesday that makes it easier for veterans and their families who are licensed professionals to continue their careers when they move to the state. Veterans, active-duty service members and...

Censored veteran will get another chance to give speech

Jun. 09, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it. The American Legion Department of Ohio said it has...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. June 7, 2021. Editorial: Coach K’s legacy Of all the commercials that have made cheeky pitches for light beer over the years, this one is a classic: A man hitches a limo ride in an airport lobby — and he...

Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, but new group emerges

Jun. 08, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top...

Deported veteran sues to get naturalization interview in US

Jun. 07, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

Hector Ocegueda-Rivera wanted to head to an interview in Los Angeles with immigration officers so he could become a U.S. citizen — but since he was deported to Mexico, he couldn't get back in the country to do so. Now, the 53-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was...