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US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

Nov. 17, 2019 12:29 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they were postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his South Korean counterpart made the announcement in Bangkok, where they were attending an Asia defense...

Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Now the commander of the 14th Medical Group on Columbus Air Force Base, Venth was a...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...

Veterans struggle to find right fit in a tight job market

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck. It wasn't easy at first. He landed a...

White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in...

The Latest: Ex-aide says Trump persuaded to release money

Nov. 16, 2019 10:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment investigation (all times local): 7 p.m. A former national security aide to President Donald Trump has given lawmakers a new account of how military aid to Ukraine came to be released. In a transcript released Saturday, Tim...

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

Nov. 16, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Q&A: The Chinese troops in Hong Kong and what they can do

Nov. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops made a rare public appearance on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, joining an effort to clear streets of debris from the anti-government protests that are now in their sixth month. Here’s a look at the People’s Liberation Army role in the semi-autonomous...

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

Nov. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville. The Courier Journal reports, Mark Gatton got the idea when he learned that the USS Ling was going to be scrapped in New Jersey. The Air Force veteran, with his friend Army veteran Lewis Palmer are raising...