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Soldier killed in Korean War to be buried in South Carolina

May. 15, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

UNION, S.C. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army soldier killed during the Korean War are being interred in his South Carolina hometown, 70 years after his death. A funeral for Army Cpl. Ralph S. Boughman will be held Saturday at Lewis Funeral Home in Union, according to...

Ex-Army Green Beret gets 15 years for Russian espionage

May. 14, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Army Green Beret who admitted divulging military secrets to Russia over a 15-year period was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Friday on espionage charges. The sentence of 15 years and 8 months imposed on Peter Dzibinski...

Senate panel likely to OK 1st female Army secretary

May. 13, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman poised to be the first female secretary of the Army told Congress Thursday that combating sexual assault and harassment is a top priority, and said greater prevention is needed, including more training to encourage soldiers to step in when they see bad behavior...

Korean War soldier's remains returned to Illinois home town

May. 10, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Asa E. Vance on Monday were brought to his family 70 years after he left Decatur, Illinois, to serve in the Korean War. Niece Alma Andrews was on hand Monday when Vance’s remains were taken from a airliner’s cargo...

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

May. 10, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the lakes have dropped...

Retired Army colonel announces run against Liz Cheney

May. 10, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A retired U.S. Army colonel from California says he will challenge Liz Cheney in next year's Republican U.S. House primary in Wyoming. Denton Knapp, of Trabuco Canyon, California, said he plans to move back to Gillette, where he graduated from high...

Hawaii scientists introduce endangered damselflies on Oahu

May. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have started to introduce native damselflies into the wild on Oahu's North Shore to help repopulate the insect and potentially save the species from extinction. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has been releasing...

Dry April leads to lower water level at Fort Peck Reservoir

May. 08, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Upper Missouri River Basin has recorded the ninth driest April in 123 years of record keeping. As a result, Fort Peck Reservoir’s elevation is 4 feet (1.2 meters) lower than it was last year and 9 feet...

Army trainee waives bond hearing in school bus hijack case

May. 07, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army trainee has waived his first chance to appear in court on dozens of charges related to allegations he held a bus full of South Carolina elementary school students and its driver hostage at gunpoint. A bond hearing had been scheduled Friday...

Sheriff: Army trainee charged after hijacking school bus

May. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army trainee has been arrested and charged with dozens of crimes after authorities say he boarded a South Carolina school bus with a gun Thursday and held the driver and elementary students hostage before letting them off the bus. During a news...