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A soldier reunites with his daughter at Fort Bragg, N.C.  after returning from the Middle East. The 82nd Airborne Division's Immediate Response Force had been deployed since New Years Eve. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Nearly two months after a U.S. Army rapid-response force was activated amid tensions with Iran, deploying 3,000 soldiers to the Middle East, some are returning home. By the end of the weekend, nearly 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force are slated to have returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On Thursday morning, eager family members waited in the base’s iconic Green Ramp to greet their loved ones. (U.S. Army via AP)

NC soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

Feb. 20, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Nearly two months after a U.S. Army rapid-response force was activated amid tensions with Iran, instantly deploying 3,000 soldiers to the Middle East, some are returning home. By the end of the weekend, nearly 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force are slated to have...

Montana Veterans Affairs clinics named after 2 WWII veterans

Feb. 19, 2020 4:08 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Veterans Affairs clinics in Montana were renamed to honor prominent area World War II veterans. The two clinics in Billings were named after Benjamin Steele and Joseph Medicine Crow during a Tuesday ceremony. The renaming followed legislation by U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon...

In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, an entrance sign is shown at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Eads, Colo. This quiet piece of land tucked away in rural southeastern Colorado seeks to honor the 230 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1864. It was one of worst mass murders in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Sand Creek Massacre site demands we confront racial violence

Feb. 19, 2020 3:57 PM EST

EADS, Colo. (AP) — The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive through hours of farm and dirt roads amid potholes and sometimes ice patches in winter littering the...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. A federal judge ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was not liable for damages to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. U.S. Judge Loren A. Smith of the Court of Federal Claims dismissed the case on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Judge: Army Corps not responsible for Harvey flooding damage

Feb. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn't liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. U.S. Judge Loren A. Smith of the Court of...

Helicopters take part in a military drill in Litochoro, northern Greece, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Army aviation forces from Greece and the United States are taking part in a live-fire exercise with attack helicopters, marking deepening defense ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece, US hold live-fire drill following military base deal

Feb. 19, 2020 11:23 AM EST

LITOCHORO, Greece (AP) — Army aviation forces from Greece and the United States took part in a live-fire training exercise Wednesday at the foot of Mount Olympus, marking deepening defense ties between the two countries. Greece is ramping up its military cooperation with the U.S. and France — and...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

Vintage WWII fighter plane to fly sightseers over Hawaii

Feb. 18, 2020 9:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sightseers will soon have an opportunity to experience history while viewing Hawaii when a vintage World War II fighter plane begins passenger flights. A private company has modified a P-51D Mustang to allow space for the pilot and a backseat passenger beginning in March, The Honolulu...

Parents charged with abusing child until bone disorder found

Feb. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EST

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — When a child protection caseworker told Crystal Bryant they were taking her 5-month-old boy, the young mother dropped to her knees on the hospital floor. “Take me,” she pleaded. “For my son to stay home, take me, I don’t care.” She begged God and...

Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

Feb. 16, 2020 7:16 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that ended 11 years ago. Foreign Minister Dinesh...

Wisconsin teen experiences taste of military life at camp

Feb. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Few teenagers know as certainly as Kendra Finfrock what they want to do in life. The 15-year-old Evansville High School freshman has a passion for the military and wants to join the U.S. Army. Since age 13, Finfrock has attended a military career-exploration program called Extreme...