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Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

Jul. 19, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than a month after Iran downed an American...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

Woman charged in Michigan soldier's death guilty of murder

Jul. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — The wife of a U.S. Army sergeant from Michigan who plotted to kill her husband has been found guilty of murder. Kemia Hassel was convicted Thursday by a Berrien County jury in the death of Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III. The 23-year-old Hassel was fatally shot in an ambush on New Year's...

US military brings back remains from World War II battle

Jul. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military has brought back the remains of more than 20 servicemen killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. An Air Force cargo plane flew the remains from Tarawa atoll in the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati (KEE-ree-bas) to Hawaii on Wednesday. Marines carried...

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy...

Army veteran from San Francisco Bay drowns at Lake Tahoe

Jul. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 34-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe as a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a correctional officer for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The Douglas County sheriff's office says bystanders pulled Andreiam Jeffrey Arqueza from...

State says transgender soldiers welcome in National Guard

Jul. 18, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker's administration says transgender soldiers remain welcome in the Massachusetts National Guard, despite President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. In a letter to state legislators, Secretary of Public Safety Thomas Turco said the...

Crews rescue man when boat capsizes in Gulf of Mexico

Jul. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and Sarasota Fire Rescue rescued a man whose boat overturned in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard officials said in a news release they received a call late Wednesday stating that 55-year-old Jay Connelly had not returned from a trip on his 16-foot...

National Guard drone crashes near Volk Field

Jul. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard is trying to determine how a drone crashed near Volk Field. The Guard issued a news release Thursday saying a RQ-7 Shadow drone lost its link to its operator at Volk Field on Wednesday afternoon about two miles northwest of the base during a training...

US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

Jul. 17, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass...