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Spooner-based National Guard unit deploying to Middle East

Sep. 18, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

SPOONER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard unit based in Spooner will deploy to the Middle East this fall. About 150 soldiers from the 829th Engineer Company, which has a detachment in Ashland, will mobilize as a construction unit in support of an engineer battalion from Indiana. The Journal Sentinel...

Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard a fishing vessel in Hawaii

Sep. 18, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued seven people aboard a fishing vessel that caught fire off Oahu's southern coast. Hawaii News Now reports that none of the seven was injured in Tuesday's blaze. All were transported to Honolulu Harbor. The Coast Guard responded to the burning vessel with a...

Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

Sep. 18, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will "immediately" be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran's president and foreign minister also may skip...

US Marine accused of distributing LSD to service members

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps member and a woman are accused of distributing LSD to active military members and civilians in North Carolina. News outlets report 23-year-old Andrew Christian Gray was arrested Sunday at Camp Lejeune on charges including felony trafficking in LSD by...

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic...

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to a White House request to replenish funds for bailout...

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder sues his former lawyers

Sep. 17, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder by a military jury in July has filed a lawsuit against two defense lawyers and a nonprofit legal defense group — who he had parted ways with on the high-profile case before the trial. Edward Gallagher said in a complaint filed in federal court...

US Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina's Fort Bragg said in a statement that Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin died Monday....

Correction: Security Site Trespass Charges story

Sep. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about two men from the Netherlands arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a secure U.S. government reservation in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of one of the men. It is Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, not Savage. A corrected...

Air Force Academy cadet found not guilty of sexual assault

Sep. 17, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy has been found not guilty of sexual assault. The academy says Cadet 2nd Class Michael T. Crotts was acquitted Friday by a panel of eight officers who heard testimony and reviewed evidence at his court-martial. He had been...