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Last of Mexico's World War II veterans dies at age 98

Dec. 01, 2022 18:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The last veteran of Mexico’s relatively small contingent of World War II veterans has died, Mexico’s Defense Department announced Thursday. The department said former Sgt. Horacio Castilleja Albarrán was 98 when he died Wednesday. A cause of death was not...

2nd ex-soldier pleads guilty in Army barracks slaying

Dec. 01, 2022 12:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A second former Army soldier has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the 2020 killing of a fellow service member found dead from dozens of cuts and slashes in his barracks at a Georgia base. Jordan Brown, 21, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District...

Army defeats U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 88-57

Nov. 30, 2022 22:09 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Ethan Roberts' 17 points and 10 rebounds helped Army defeat the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners 88-57 on Wednesday night. Jalen Rucker scored 16 points, shooting 7 for 12, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc for the Black Knights (3-5). TJ Small went...

US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97

Nov. 30, 2022 12:00 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced that...

Man pleads guilty to charge he threatened Moms Demand Action

Nov. 23, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A 31-year-old Army veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he made violent threats against an organization that supports stronger firearm laws. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts said Wednesday that Drummond Neil Smithson made the threat in a letter he mailed to...

Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing death

Nov. 21, 2022 16:06 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa. Prosecutors failed to disclose that a U.S. Marine who...

Ritchie Boys proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Gideon Kantor first arrived at what was then Camp Ritchie in Cascade as a teenager in 1943. An arduous journey from his birthplace — Vienna, Austria — to the U.S. Army camp on South Mountain had taken him to various stops in Europe as his family attempted to...

NC veteran finds his true calling as a teacher

Nov. 19, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Over the last eight years, Christopher Simmons has turned his classroom at Meadowlark Middle School into a safe space for students with special needs. “If they need anything,” he said one afternoon after the last of his students filtered out of his...

Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2022 02:21 AM EST

AL-AROUB REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In two volatile spots in the occupied West Bank, Israel has installed robotic weapons that can fire tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets at Palestinian protesters. The weapons, perched over a crowded Palestinian refugee camp and...

U.S. agency sued over hands-off decision on Okefenokee mine

Nov. 15, 2022 14:53 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups filed suit Tuesday against a U.S. government agency challenging its decision to allow a mining project to move forward without federal permits near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District...