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In this June 9, 2020, photo, U.S. House District 14 candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene talks with attendees at her watch party on at the Courtyard by Mariott in Rome, Ga. (Olivia Morley/The Rome News-Tribune via AP)

2 conservative Georgia districts to pick GOP House nominees

Aug. 11, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in two conservative north Georgia districts will pick Republican nominees to Congress on Tuesday, among other races that voters will settle. In northwest Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene faces Rome neurosurgeon John...

Guard at California's San Quentin prison dies of coronavirus

Aug. 10, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A veteran guard at San Quentin State Prison has died as a result of the coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 death of an employee at the California lockup where a large outbreak has infected staff and inmates, corrections officials said. Sgt. Gilbert Polanco, an Army veteran...

Veterans finally given military funeral rights amid COVID-19

Aug. 10, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

HARWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Veterans who weren't given military funeral rights when they were buried during the coronavirus pandemic have been given a final salute at the Fargo National Cemetery. United Patriotic Bodies and Fargo Honor Guard volunteers were at the cemetery Saturday when three rifle volleys were...

People clash with police during a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital and killed more than 150 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police

Aug. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. One police officer was killed and dozens...

Lebanese soldiers stand among tear gas during clashes with protesters as part of a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Beirut protesters enter government buildings

Aug. 8, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Dozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number of government ministries and the headquarters of the country's banking association channeling their rage against state and financial institutions after the...

This undated photo shows Stewy Carlo during his Army service days during the Vietnam War. Carlo died in a car accident in 1975, but his family will apply for an allotment of 160 acres of government-owned land in Alaska under a new program that will allow Alaska Native Vietnam veterans or their heirs to apply for land that they might have missed out on in earlier programs because of their service. (Photo provided by Seeyaa Charpentier via AP)

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

Aug. 8, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Stewy Carlo had a short life, but he lived every moment. While serving in the Army, he bought a 1951 Mercedes and motored around Europe. After his service years, he roamed South America where he developed a love of photography, and then later turned heads while driving an exotic...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, Slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's mother Gloria Guillen wears a sticker with her daughters image and a Blessed Virgin Mary necklace during a news conference on the National Mall in front of Capitol Hill in Washington. Army leaders are delaying the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fort Hood commander's transfer on hold amid investigations

Aug. 7, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders have delayed the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt,...

Shane Brooks, a Marine Corps veteran, kneels for nine hours outside the Utah Capitol to call attention to racial injustice, police brutality and mental health, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Brooks said people of color with mental illness are

Veteran kneels for nine hours in silent protest in Utah

Aug. 7, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Marine Corps veteran knelt for nine hours at the Utah Capitol to call attention to racial injustice, police brutality and mental health. Shane Brooks said people of color with mental illness are “looked at as if they have already committed a crime” and some end up...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

FILE - In this Tuesday, 28, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questions Attorney General William Barr during a House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen will defend his U.S. House seat against a Republican challenger in November after soundly defeating a Democratic primary challenger in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

Harshbarger wins GOP primary in open Tennessee US House race

Aug. 6, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-time political candidate Diana Harshbarger emerged victorious Thursday among a crowded field of Republican contenders vying to secure a rare opening for a U.S. House seat in northeastern Tennessee. Harshbarger, a pharmacist from Kingsport, secured her party’s nomination...