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In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marines and sailors carry a casket inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The remains of seven Marines and a sailor, who died after a seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California last month, were transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. (Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Flag-draped coffins of troops from sunken tank sent to Dover

Aug. 13, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of seven Marines and a sailor who died after a Marine Corps seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California have arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. The Marine Corps said Tuesday that six pallbearers of...

A group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Force officers following a number of small boat incidents in the Channel, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Dover, England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Migrants cross English Channel to UK for 10th day in a row

Aug. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Migrants crossing the English Channel arrived in the southern English port of Dover for the 10th day in a row Thursday, as British officials hardened their rhetoric against asylum-seekers. The migrants, including children, were brought aboard a Border Force patrol boat into Dover harbor,...

Officials earmark $40 million for rent, mortgage assistance

Aug. 11, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are using $40 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help people struggling to make their rent or mortgage payments because of the pandemic. Officials announced Monday that they were reopening the Delaware Housing Assistance Program, which provides financial...

Holocaust education now law in Delaware

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — As a first-generation American and the child of parents who escaped Nazi Germany, state Rep. Debra Heffernan’s perspective has impacted her understanding of how atrocities like the Holocaust happened. “It really did change how I understood the scariness of how the Holocaust...

Residents of a neighborhood just south of Dover, Del., survey the damage after high winds and heavy rains tore through the area, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Chase.)

Delawareans react after storm rips through Dover

Aug. 8, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — As Tropical Storm Isaias tore through her Dover neighborhood, Helen Foreman’s first reaction was to run to the basement of the Westview Terrace home she’s lived in since the early ’90s. A tree had crashed into the back of her home, and she didn’t know what...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, Undersea Rescue Command deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle from the deck of the Military Sealift Command-chartered merchant vessel HOS Dominator off the coast of Southern California. Authorities on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water on July 30 off the Southern California coast, officials said. (Lt. Curtis Khol/U.S. Navy via AP)

Remains recovered after California Marine tank sinks

Aug. 8, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities on Friday recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast, authorities said. The remains of seven Marines and a Navy sailor were found after underwater salvage operations that followed...

Report clears Delaware trooper in fatal shooting

Aug. 7, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware State Police trooper was justified in fatally shooting a suicidal man armed with a handgun during a confrontation after a domestic dispute last year, the state attorney general’s office says. The Delaware Department of Justice said in a report issued this week that Cpl....

Weather service says Delaware tornado set distance record

Aug. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A single tornado cut a record 29-mile swath of damage through Delaware as Tropical Storm Isaias pelted the mid-Atlantic region with high winds and heavy rains earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service. Officials said the distance covered by Tuesday’s tornado was...

2 Delaware school boards vote to start school year online

Aug. 7, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two school boards in Delaware have voted to start the school year with virtual classes. The school boards of the Capital School District in Dover, and the Milford School District in Milford, a city about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Dover, voted in favor of the move Thursday, The...

Judge rules for police on several claims in Taser death suit

Aug. 6, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Delaware State Police on several claims in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died after being repeatedly shocked with a stun gun. The lawsuit involves the death of Lionel Waters, 35, who was shocked repeatedly after refusing to...