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Portrait honors Maine soldier critically injured in Iraq

Sep. 20, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A portrait of a soldier who was critically injured in 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, is now hanging in his honor at Camp Chamberlain alongside nine other fallen Maine Army National Guard soldiers who've lost their lives since 9/11. The bombing left shrapnel in the arm, chest and brain of Staff...

Pro-democracy protesters wave a flag and hold up lights during a protest at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Saturday for a rally to support the student-led protest movement's demands for new elections and reform of the monarchy. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Thai protesters' rally pushes demands for democratic reforms

Sep. 19, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy. A fiery late-night speech with harsh criticisms of the royal...

School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials said. Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital...

Fort Hood says shooting reports were false; soldier arrested

Sep. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier at Fort Hood was taken into custody for threatening his leadership, officials at the U.S. Army base in Texas said Thursday following what they described as false reports on social media of an active shooter. “Again, no shots have been fired and an active shooter...

Lupe Guillén, left, and Gloria Guillén, Vanessa Guillén's sister and mother, speak during a news conference about the

Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps. Jackie...

Germany taps UAE-owned Haenel for new assault rifle contract

Sep. 15, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has chosen arms manufacturer Haenel, which is owned by a company in Abu Dhabi, to make assault rifles for the military, sidelining long-time supplier Heckler & Koch. Germany's Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that C.G. Haenel GmbH, based in the central...

Pence touts Trump respect for military in speech at VMI

Sep. 10, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday emphasized the respect President Donald Trump has for the armed forces to an audience of cadets at Virginia Military Institute, one week after reports indicated he referred to captured and fallen members of the military as “suckers”...

This photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency shows Iranian troops participating in a military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iran, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Units from the navy, air force and ground forces are participating in a nearly 2 million-square-kilometer (772,200-square-mile) area of the Gulf of Oman. (Mehdi Marizad/Fars News Agency via AP)

Iran begins expansive annual war games amid tensions with US

Sep. 10, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military Thursday began an expansive annual three-day exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state TV reported, with the maneuvers taking place amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Units from the navy, air force and ground forces are...

World War II veteran receives medals on 100th birthday

Sep. 9, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi World War II veteran was awarded a Bronze Star Medal on his 100th birthday this week. Billups “Bill” H. Allen, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, served in the U.S. Army as an infantry platoon leader with the 29th Division in Europe. The Bronze Star Medal is the...

This 2020 photo provided by his campaign shows Bryant

‘Corky’ Messner wins GOP Senate primary to challenge Shaheen

Sep. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bryant “Corky” Messner won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating a fellow veteran and setting up a bid to deny U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a third term. Messner, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, defeated Retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc and...