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Navajo Nation facing another weekend virus curfew

Jul. 3, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal police and the New Mexico National Guard are ready to enforce a weekend curfew on the Navajo Nation as the officials on the sprawling reservation continues to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 370 people. The curfew that starts at 8 p.m. Friday...

State urges caution after uptick in fatal boating accidents

Jul. 3, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging boaters to take caution on the water after an increase in fatal accidents in the Northeast. Officials on Friday said the state's inland and coastal waters are expected to be busy over the July Fourth weekend. They reminded boaters to use flotation devices,...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'

Jul. 2, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in...

Wyoming base reinstates health measures as virus cases rise

Jul. 2, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A resurgence of coronavirus has prompted a U.S. Air Force base in Wyoming to reinstate health protection measures and limit access to watch a Fourth of July fireworks show. F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne boosted its public health risk level Wednesday after a month at a lower...

FILE-In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with their gear board an awaiting bus at Fort Bragg, N.C., as troops from the 82nd Airborne are deployed to the Middle East as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which is based in D.C. and typically guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, were mobilized last month to respond to massive protests over the treatment of Black Americans and systemic issues of police brutality.(AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Military chief: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest

Jul. 2, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat

Jul. 2, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday...

FILE -  In this Sept. 18, 2009, file, photo, A soldier from the U.S. Army's 118th Military Police Co., based at Fort Bragg, N.C., respond to shots fired at a combat outpost in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province.  Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that the two adversaries actually have more in common, especially when it comes to what they want to see in a postwar Afghanistan: a stable country that does not serve as a base for extremists to export terrorism. Both countries also are aligned in their opposition to militants from the Islamic State group.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

Jul. 2, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered...

FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory for Washington on July 4. It also plans to give away as many as 300,000 face masks to those who come down to the National Mall, although they won't be required to wear them. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC's concerns

Jul. 2, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.'s mayor, no one apparently will...

US paratroopers injured in German training accident

Jul. 2, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Six American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a parachute drop, the military said Thursday. The accident occurred at the Grafenwoehr training area on Wednesday, when several soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade landed in trees,...