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Arizona Democratic congressman Gallego rips Ted Cruz, NRA

May. 25, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego lashed out at the National Rifle Association and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in a series of profane tweets in response to a massacre at a Texas elementary school. Gallego responded Tuesday to Cruz's comments predicting...

Tribute for late VA chief Max Cleland, who lost limbs in war

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and three former presidents paid tribute Wednesday to late Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator Max Cleland, who lost limbs while serving in Vietnam. Biden called Cleland a hero who “exemplified the best of the American spirit.” ...

Georgia US Senate race will pit Warnock against Walker

May. 24, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker wasted little time exchanging attacks Tuesday after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia. Walker,...

Retired Army warrant officers can now join Tennessee Guard

May. 24, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning this month, warrant officers retired from active duty in the U.S. Army will be able to join the Tennessee National Guard. The program has been talked about for years, but Tennessee is the first to implement it, Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s...

Tough GOP race for Shelby seat in Alabama closes with flurry

May. 23, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE. Ala. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls made last-minute pitches to primary voters Monday in the tight race for the GOP nomination for seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, appeared at a Huntsville rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as he...

Former city commissioner gets 3 years for killing shoplifter

May. 23, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida city commissioner was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for fatally shooting a shoplifter at his store. Michael Dunn, 51, pleaded guilty in Polk County court in March to manslaughter with a firearm, according to court records. He was...

Hung Cao wins crowded GOP nomination battle in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A political newcomer and Vietnamese immigrant emerged from a field of 11 candidates to win the Republican nomination in a northern Virginia congressional district. Hung Cao, a retired Navy officer, won the nomination in Virginia's 10th District, which...

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Bob Good wins 1 of 3 GOP nominating contests in Virginia

May. 21, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Republican Bob Good has overwhelmingly won his party's nomination to seek a second term in Congress representing Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Good — a conservative who touted endorsements from former President Donald Trump and GOP Rep. Lauren...

NYC army base renames Robert E. Lee street for Black veteran

May. 20, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A street inside New York City's sole army base now bears the name of a Black Congressional Medal of Honor recipient rather than a Confederate general. Fort Hamilton changed the road's name to John Warren Avenue on Friday morning, following a years-old push by local...