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Air Force ROTC cadet dies in Idaho training accident

Jun. 26, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base said Sunday. Mackenzie Wilson, 19, a cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident...

Army private's plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense

Jun. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army private charged with plotting to murder members of his unit overseas with help from a secretive violent anarchist group was planning a defense calling it all an internet fantasy before pleading guilty just before trial, court records show. Plans for the...

Ex-Argentine officer faces trial in Miami in massacre case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking...

Rights group slams Palestinian Authority over activist death

Jun. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International said Friday that the Palestinian Authority has failed to hold its security forces accountable for the death of an activist in police custody a year ago. The family of Nizar Banat, a prominent critic of the PA, says security forces stormed his...

Airman in custody in probe of Syria blast injuring US troops

Jun. 22, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force airman has been taken into custody in connection with an April explosion that injured several U.S. troops at a base in eastern Syria. Rose Riley, an Air Force spokeswoman, said the airman was placed in pretrial confinement by his commander after a...

Mexican marine kills 2 colleagues, civilian at base

Jun. 19, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Navy Department said a marine stationed at a base on the Baja California peninsula opened fire Sunday, killing two fellow marines and a female civilian. It was unclear whether the civilian was an employee or visitor at the base in the town of Mulege. ...

Kentucky Supreme Court to review monument removal decision

Jun. 19, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to consider a lawsuit that seeks to re-erect a statue of a Louisville civic and military leader who fought for the Confederacy before later renouncing it. The statue of John B. Castelman was vandalized several times over...

Ex-Pence aide gets GOP nod to run for secretary of state

Jun. 19, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan failed to get the Republican Party's nomination to run in the fall election, losing to a challenger Saturday who has called for more voting restrictions and embraced former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was...

UK govt orders Julian Assange's extradition; appeal planned

Jun. 17, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges, a milestone — but not the end — of a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of classified U.S. documents. ...

Court in army-ruled Myanmar gives Suu Kyi colleague 21 years

Jun. 17, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced a close colleague of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 21 years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of corruption, a legal official said. Zaw Myint Maung is a second vice president and spokesperson of Suu Kyi’s...