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Boston Pops July Fourth live show returning, with changes

Jun. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday. Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in...

Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Jun. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson. A letter sent by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and...

Sailor who died at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in St. Louis

Jun. 10, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The name on the gravestone was “Unknown.” The body beneath it was a Navy mess attendant from Woodson, Arkansas, who enlisted at 17 to get out of his small town and find opportunity. The teenager died on the U.S.S. Oklahoma on...

Frankfurt tactical police unit disbanded in far-right probe

Jun. 10, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German city of Frankfurt's tactical police unit is being disbanded amid an investigation of some members' suspected participation in a chat group where far-right messages were exchanged, authorities said Thursday. The decision by Hesse's state...

Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

Jun. 09, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. ...

Biden moves to restore clean-water safeguards ended by Trump

Jun. 09, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began legal action Wednesday to repeal a Trump-era rule that ended federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, leaving them more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. ...

Military relieves general of duties, cites tank sinking

Jun. 09, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is relieving a general of his duties for failing to properly train Marines and sailors and evaluate the platoon before an exercise last summer when their seafaring tank sank off the Southern California coast, killing nine troops, the military announced...

San Antonio base locked down for hour after gunfire reported

Jun. 09, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force base in San Antonio was placed on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday after military officials said gunfire was reported near a base gate. Two gunshots were reported heard coming from outside Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland onto the base...

Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

Jun. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi militia commander whose arrest last month sparked a standoff between the government and paramilitary groups was freed Wednesday after a judge ordered his release. The release of Qassim Mahmoud Musleh came as Iranian Gen. Esmail Ghaani, head of...

Soviet-made jet crashes; Bulgarian air force pilot missing

Jun. 09, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jet from Bulgaria's air force crashed into the Black Sea during a military exercise and the pilot is missing, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said the fighter jet disappeared from radar at...