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Alabama seeks site for a new veterans home

Jul. 16, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a location in southeast Alabama to build the state's fifth veterans home. Al.com says the department sent out requests for site selection proposals Monday. The plan is to build a 182,000-square-foot (16,900-square-meter) home...

Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is 'very close'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between Pelosi and...

American Legion's presence evident throughout region

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local American Legion halls are known to the general public as venues for banquets and family gatherings, tasty omelets on Sunday mornings and frosty tap beverages on hot summer nights. True, the halls are designed for public gatherings and Legion fundraisers, and people who are...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

Attorneys: 2 agree to plead in Korean War veteran's death

Jul. 14, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Defense attorneys say a man and woman have agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder in the death of an 85-year-old Korean War veteran found buried in a shallow grave behind a northwestern Pennsylvania apartment complex. The Erie Times-News reports that court documents indicate that...

After 12 years, wounded veteran able to visit Kansas home

Jul. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — For 12 years, now-retired Staff Sgt. Matt Lammers didn't feel comfortable in his old suburban Kansas City home. He'd drive for hours from Arizona to Olathe, pull up to the curb with the intention of saying hello to his parents, but turn around. He'd been wounded on his second tour in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Jul. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump. The...

End of an era: Red Arrow club finishes 95-year-run

Jul. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — For almost 30 years, Charles Williams served as an officer with the 32nd Division Red Arrow Club of Southern Wisconsin. The Edgerton man was so proud to wear the iconic Red Arrow patch during his National Guard service with Company G, 128 Infantry, 32nd Division. Then he was eager...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

Florida officer fatally shoots man holding knife on veteran

Jul. 11, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who was holding a knife on a U.S. Army veteran in a wheelchair. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Chief T.K. Waters said during a news conference that when officers arrived at...