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Army recruit dies before training exercise in South Carolina

Sep. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has died before a training exercise. Fort Jackson spokesman Patrick Jones said in a statement that the recruit died Friday while preparing for outdoor physical training with his battalion. When the recruit showed signs...

The Latest: Law officers scaling back around Area 51 events

Sep. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities are scaling back the number of law enforcement officers and medics at ongoing events in towns near Area 51 in the remote Nevada desert....

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Sep. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said. Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote...

Washington state sues Trump over diverted military funding

Sep. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's attorney general sued President Donald Trump on Thursday over his plan to shift more than $3.6 billion in military construction funding to help build a border wall. In Washington state, Trump's plan would divert $89 million from a pier project at a submarine base west of...

The Latest: F-35 fighter jets arrive at National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the F-35 fighter aircrafts arriving at Vermont Air National Guard base (all times local): 2 p.m. The first two F-35 fighter jets have arrived at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Guard officials were on hand Thursday when the two jets landed...

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to a White House request to replenish funds for bailout...

The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack

Sep. 17, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said Tuesday...

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom's oil production and sent crude...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

$11.5M settlement in Virginia over Navy hospital birth

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a medical negligence lawsuit by a Virginia couple involving the birth of their son five years ago at a military hospital in Guam. A federal judge on Friday approved the monetary settlement to help the parents care for...