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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska District...

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately...

Homeland Security chair wants review of border wall contract

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee is asking the Office of the Inspector General to look into a $400 million contract awarded to a North Dakota company for a border wall in Arizona. In a letter dated Wednesday, Congressman Bennie Thompson raised concern about...

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

Dec. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard.

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

Putin offers US an immediate extension to key nuclear pact

Dec. 5, 2019 2:47 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Thursday to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States, but a senior U.S. official said Washington wants a broader deal involving China. Speaking at a meeting with military officials, Putin said that Russia...

Prosecution: ICC judges were wrong to reject Afghan probe

Dec. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges overstepped their powers when they refused to authorize an investigation into allegations of widespread abuses by government forces, the Taliban and U.S. military and intelligence operatives during the Afghanistan conflict, a prosecution...

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier's death

Dec. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has announced trial dates for a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret. SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez are among four American servicemen charged in Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's death in the African country of...