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Ex-Coast Guard employee pleads guilty in test-fixing case

Jun. 29, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former U.S. Coast Guard employee has pleaded guilty in a test score-fixing scheme that happened over seven years at an exam center in Louisiana, federal prosecutors said. U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Tuesday, said Eldridge Johnson entered the...

US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat

Jun. 29, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will significantly increase its military presence in Europe for the long haul, including by establishing its first permanent presence in Poland, to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meeting...

Justices say vet who lost job as Texas trooper can sue state

Jun. 29, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq. The justices ruled for Army veteran Le Roy Torres under a federal law that was enacted in 1994...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in deputy killing

Jun. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant linked to an extremist movement and convicted last month in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area pleaded guilty to killing a sheriff's sergeant a week after he attacked a federal building. ...

Live updates | Spain's king hosts NATO leaders' gala dinner

Jun. 28, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Russia’s war on...

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Jun. 28, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks,...

Cuban troops report fatal clash with Florida speedboat

Jun. 28, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say they have intercepted more than a dozen speedboats arriving from the United States this year — including two shooting incidents and at least one death. They say U.S. authorities have handed over a suspect in the shooting of a Cuban coast guard officer. ...

US strike kills Yemeni al-Qaida-linked commander in Syria

Jun. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike by the U.S.-led coalition in northwestern Syria killed a senior member of an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian opposition activists and the U.S. military said Tuesday. The attack on the suspected militant, who was riding a motorcycle at the time, came...

Chris Pratt picks military veterans for 'The Terminal List'

Jun. 28, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Pratt portrays a Navy SEAL in his new Amazon series “ The Terminal List, ” and is surrounded on camera and behind-the-scenes by former members of the U.S. military. In the 2013 movie “Zero Dark Thirty," Pratt played one of the Navy SEALs who helped kill...

Feds drop Haitian bribes case after new evidence emerges

Jun. 28, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped the case against a retired U.S. Army colonel and another businessperson after new evidence surfaced days before they were set to stand trial for a second time on allegations that they conspired to pay millions of dollars in bribes to Haitian...