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Search for 9 missing from capsized boat in Gulf on 6th day

Apr. 18, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — For a sixth day, rescue crews returned Sunday to a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, looking for nine crew members who have not been found, the Coast Guard said. Officials have released little information about their...

Lumbee Tribe recognizes 102-year-old Navy vet

Apr. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MAXTON, N.C. (AP) — One of the Lumbee tribe’s oldest living veterans didn’t think he’d ever join the military when World War II broke out. But on March 26, his 102nd birthday, Evert Frank Locklear was recognized by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for his...

Divers back in Gulf; search resumes for capsized boat's crew

Apr. 17, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers returned Saturday to the murky, roiling waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of lost crew members aboard a capsized lift boat off Louisiana, the Coast Guard said. “They took a break overnight because of the weather, operating as long...

National Guard awards first F-35 contract at Madison base

Apr. 17, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing has awarded its first construction contract as it prepares to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at its Madison base. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that...

Kentucky guardsman protects Capitol while teaching remotely

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Army National Guard Lt. Sam Whitehead is on assignment in Washington D.C., where, since the January attack on the U.S. Capitol, he has been on duty nearly round the clock. With the permission of his commanders, platoon leader Whitehead said...

Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case

Apr. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The police officers’ guns were trained on the uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant, his arms raised and palms outstretched as he sat in his SUV under a brightly lit gas station awning. Lt. Caron Nazario had been pulled over in rural Virginia by the two...

Rigorous testing part of Minot Air Force Base missile force

Apr. 17, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Members of the 576th Flight Test Squadron continuously test the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do. “We perform a fundamentally unique mission. We do a full on full,...

As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some

Apr. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said the trillions of dollars spent and the thousands of lives lost, including a lieutenant he trained with, make...

Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

Apr. 16, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga showcased the alliance between their two countries as well as their shared resolve in dealing with China as they met at the White House on Friday in Biden's first face-to-face talks with a foreign leader as...

Coast Guard: 2 more capsize victims recovered off Louisiana

Apr. 16, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers searching the site of a capsized lift boat off Louisiana recovered two more unresponsive crewmembers late Friday, the Coast Guard said after another day of frantic waiting by family members worried for the fate of those who went missing earlier this week. ...