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In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 photo, Olive O'Mara, a veteran who served as an engineer on a naval ship as part of the U.S. Navy's WAVES program during World War II, poses for a portrait at River Meadows Senior Living in Alpine, Utah. O'Mara was born on Saturday, Feb. 21, 1920. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Utah WWII veteran turns 100 with memories of her war service

Feb. 24, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A veteran turning 100 in Utah has recalled her service in World War II working as an engineer and in confidential communications, which gave her access to one of the war's final secrets. Olive O’Mara was 21 years old when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

Feb. 23, 2020 10:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate. Bloomberg was scheduled to appear on CNN on Monday. But he’ll...

Man leaps from ambulance, is killed on California highway

Feb. 23, 2020 6:41 PM EST

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old man jumped out of the back of a moving ambulance and was struck by a car and killed on an interstate near San Diego, authorities said. The man, who may have been suffering from mental health issues, slipped out of restraints Saturday and pushed past the attendant to...

Ohio city looks to state for help demolishing empty hospital

Feb. 23, 2020 9:40 AM EST

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is looking to the state for money to demolish an abandoned hospital that's become a dangerous eyesore. The former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital in Warren in northeastern Ohio has been largely abandoned since its emergency room closed in 1996. The graffiti-ridden and...

This Feb. 17, 2020 photo shows an old photograph of Eddie Vincek and his wife, Mary Vincek,  on a shelf in their home in Chesapeake, Va..  Seventy-five years ago, Vincek beat some other odds — surviving the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the last and bloodiest struggles of World War II in the Pacific.  (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

75 years after Iwo Jima, a Virginia vet remembers the fight

Feb. 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Eddie Vincek is a survivor. He’s made it to 95. Still stands tall, with remarkably few ailments. Still lives with his wife in their longtime house in rural Chesapeake, where he putters around the flower beds of their 4-acre yard. Seventy-five years ago, Vincek beat some other...

Woman who stole from nonprofit may face more prison time

Feb. 21, 2020 2:30 PM EST

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — The co-founder of a New Hampshire nonprofit for military veterans who admitted to taking nearly $100,000 from the organization may face more prison time after a prosecutor said she violated the terms of her plea deal. Danielle Goodwin, 48, pleaded guilty in 2018 to eight theft...

Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers

Feb. 21, 2020 8:55 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a woman who told authorities that she intended to shoot co-workers at the Omaha veterans hospital, starting in the building basement and working her way up. U.S. District Court records say Tina Hardin, 51, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of...

Veteran Iditarod racer qualifies again under rookie rules

Feb. 20, 2020 4:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veteran dog sled racer plans to rejoin Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this year, although he was forced to qualify under rules governing rookies. Jim Lanier of Chugiak was denied entry into the 2020 Iditarod in August. But he expects to be back at the starting line...

Wrongful-death civil trial over police killing of man begins

Feb. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The father and therapist of a man killed by a Eugene police officer five years ago took the stand Tuesday during a federal wrongful-death case, opening a trial that questions whether that officer was justified in shooting the PTSD-afflicted veteran in his doorway. Will Stutesman fatally...

Montana Veterans Affairs clinics named after 2 WWII veterans

Feb. 19, 2020 4:08 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Veterans Affairs clinics in Montana were renamed to honor prominent area World War II veterans. The two clinics in Billings were named after Benjamin Steele and Joseph Medicine Crow during a Tuesday ceremony. The renaming followed legislation by U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon...