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Walz names Manke new leader of Minnesota National Guard

Aug. 12, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new leader is taking over command of the Minnesota National Guard. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced his appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke as Minnesota’s next adjutant general. Manke succeeds Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, who recently assumed his new role as director of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo by Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Aug. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in...

Sgt. Alex Tokar says goodbye to his wife Brittney and son Nolan, 2, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 before a year-long deployment to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo to provide base security. Colonel Brian Pfarr, far right addressed the approximately 150 soldiers from the Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company who will deploy (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Back-to-back deployments for Minnesota National Guard unit

Aug. 10, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval...

FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

Delaware National Guard to hold deployment ceremony

Aug. 8, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The Delaware National Guard is holding a deployment ceremony for more than 50 Army National Guardsmen. It’s scheduled for Sunday morning at the Army Aviation Support Facility in New Castle, Delaware. They are assigned to A & D Companies, 238th Aviation Regiment. They...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards makes a point while answering questions about the status of the state in regard to COVID-19, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The state will continue to be in Phase 2 until Aug. 28. Dr. Daniel Burch does sign language interpretation at right. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana seeks funding for National Guard virus response

Aug. 7, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is questioning why Louisiana must pay a portion of the costs to use the state's National Guard in coronavirus response work if the federal government is picking up the full tab in some other states. The Democratic governor sent a letter Friday to President...

New Hampshire investigates taxation of remote workers

Aug. 5, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is investigating whether other states are improperly taxing its residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The review by the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday was sparked by a recent emergency regulation enacted in neighboring Massachusetts. According to the...

Former Delaware National Guard leader Timmons dead at 62

Aug. 3, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Carol Timmons, the first woman to lead the Delaware National Guard, has died, Guard officials announced Monday. She was 62. Guard officials said Timmons died Sunday. Further details were not disclosed. Timmons led the National Guard as Delaware’s adjutant general from 2017 to...

Miss. National Guard unit has first female battalion leader

Aug. 2, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit has its first female battalion commander. Lt. Col. Annie Lee assumed command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Hattiesburg, during a ceremony Friday, multiple news outlets reported. The battalion is one of...