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Philippines: Militant wanted for beheadings, 3 others killed

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed four Abu Sayyaf militants in a gunbattle Sunday in the country’s south, including a commander blamed for beheadings and a suspected would-be suicide bomber, military officials said. Army troops backed by police were...

Biden moves to restore clean-water safeguards ended by Trump

Jun. 09, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began legal action Wednesday to repeal a Trump-era rule that ended federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, leaving them more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. ...

Retired Army major general demoted for sex crime conviction

Jun. 08, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Army major general has been reduced in rank to second lieutenant after his guilty plea in Virginia in 2020 to charges of rape and incest. Pentagon spokeswoman Lisa Lawrence said in an email that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin demoted Maj....

Before final verdict, Mladic's bloody legacy divides Bosnia

Jun. 05, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fikret Grabovica wants to see at least some remorse from wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic when U.N. judges deliver their final verdict for genocide and other war crimes committed during Bosnia’s 1990s ethnic carnage. ...

Natchez Mayor: federal funds secured for erosion project

Jun. 04, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Federal funds are coming to a Mississippi city to help stem a serious erosion problem threatening parts of the Natchez National Cemetery, Mayor Dan Gibson said. “The National Cemetery Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been...

UK halts trials of new tanks that vibrate and can't go fast

Jun. 03, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British military said Thursday that it paused trials of its new fleet of light tanks, after a newspaper reported the vehicles can’t travel safely at more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) an hour or reverse over obstacles more than 8 inches (20 centimeters) high. ...

Military leaders wary of changes in sexual assault policy

Jun. 03, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service leaders are privately expressing reservations about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command, The Associated Press has learned, striking a note of caution as momentum builds toward changing a military justice system that has come under...

Former Ugandan army chief hospitalized after gun attack

Jun. 01, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A former army chief in Uganda has been wounded and his daughter killed after gunmen shot at the car in which they were being driven early Tuesday. Gen. Katumba Wamala, who serves as the works and transport minister in Uganda's government, was...

Israeli official rolls back army chief comments on AP Gaza

Jun. 01, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Monday distanced himself from comments made by his military chief after Israel bombed a Gaza Strip high-rise housing an Associated Press office and other news outlets, saying the remarks were not meant to be taken literally. ...

Fort Jackson ceremonies commemorate Memorial Day

May. 31, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army’s largest basic training facility, located in South Carolina, is holding ceremonies to commemorate Memorial Day. Members of leadership at Fort Jackson in Columbia will hold a small event Monday to include remarks by Fort Jackson...