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Officials say 2 Iowa National Guard units headed to Africa

Feb. 19, 2020 12:20 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa Army National Guard units are being deployed to Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, officials said. About 90 soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron of the 113th Cavalry Regiment in Le Mars already are training with 40 from the squadron's Troop A, which is based at Camp...

Wyoming lawmakers kill 'Defend the Guard' deployment act

Feb. 14, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Veterans and lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, rallied in support of a bill in Wyoming that would restrict combat deployment of National Guard troops. The bill failed an initial vote, 35-22, falling far short of the two-thirds majority needed for introduction in...

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

Feb. 13, 2020 4:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday slashed billions of dollars in funding for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to free up money for the construction of President Donald Trump's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering not just Democrats but also GOP defense hawks....

Evers signs off on National Guard improvement plan

Feb. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers approved a plan Monday to improve how the Wisconsin National Guard handles sexual misconduct complaints. The plan includes a ban on internal sexual assault investigations. All complaints will be reported to the adjutant general, local police and the federal National...

In this Feb. 6, 2020 photo, state police stand guard along the road leading into Uruapan, Michoacan state, Mexico. Uruapan, a city of about 340,000 people, is in Mexico's avocado belt, where violence has reached shocking proportions. In Uruapan, cartels are battling for territory and reports of killings are common, such as the gun massacre last week of three young boys, a teenager and five others at an arcade in what had been a relatively quiet neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

In the heart of Mexico's violence, disillusion grows

Feb. 10, 2020 11:39 AM EST

URUAPAN, MEXICO (AP) — Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory...

FILE - In this combination of 2018 and 2019 file photos are, from left, Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James. James raised $3.5 million in the last quarter, $1 million more than Peters. (AP Photos, File)

Peters airs 1st ad in Senate race; it touts military creds

Feb. 8, 2020 1:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Days after voting to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is launching his first TV ad in what could be a tough re-election fight — highlighting his military service and work to help veterans. The ad debuted during the...

Arizona guardsman heading national association

Feb. 6, 2020 12:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top National Guard officer is now the senior leader of a national group representing National Guard officers. Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire was elevated to board chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States upon the resignation of Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the...

West Virginia agencies preparing for possible flooding

Feb. 5, 2020 5:26 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday told state agencies to prepare for potential flooding ahead of an expected dousing of heavy rainfall that's caused flash flood watches in 13 counties. The Republican said officials with the state's homeland security and emergency...

Connecticut National Guard unit deploys to the Middle East

Feb. 1, 2020 5:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of a Connecticut Army National Guard unit left Saturday for a nearly year-long deployment in the Middle East. About 10 soldiers from the 242nd Engineer Detachment in Niantic, Connecticut are traveling overseas in support of Operation Spartan Shield. They are part of a...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to questions during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. Shortly before taking office Lopez Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers dubbed the “servants of the nation,” to canvass people who receive government benefits collecting their personal information in part to see if they might be eligible for yet more help from various programs promised during the campaign for the likes of farmers, the disabled, unemployed youth and the elderly. The effort alarmed opposition political parties who saw it as an attempt to illegally use public funds to promote López Obrador and his leftist Morena party.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

After crackdown, Mexico president sees caravans as waning

Jan. 31, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a political football in the United States in recent years as waning. A week after armored National...