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Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

Aug. 15, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families. The two were given a clean bill of health Wednesday from a military hospital in northern...

WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades

Aug. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil. Flight Officer Richard Lane died in combat in 1944. His family believed his remains were buried in a cemetery in the southeast Nebraska town...

Korean War soldier returning home to Kentucky for burial

Aug. 10, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier who disappeared after a 1950 Korean War battle with high casualties will be returned home for a burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Joe S. Elmore's remains were originally thought to be of a British soldier when they were discovered in North...

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

Aug. 9, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — At the American Veterans club in Bismarck where former military men and others are drawn by camaraderie, card games and affordable gravy-laden lunch specials, there's no clear favorite in North Dakota's sharply contested U.S. Senate race. But when it comes to the barrage of television...

Hard-line Sri Lankan Buddhist monk sentenced to 6 years

Aug. 8, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday sentenced a hard-line Buddhist monk to six years in prison for contempt of court. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara was found guilty of interrupting a court hearing in 2016 for military personnel accused of involvement in the disappearance of journalist...

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

Aug. 6, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops short of...

Former US contractor pleads guilty in kickback case

Aug. 6, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Florida man who worked as a project manager for a company that has done more than $200 million of dollars in energy efficiency work for the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to charges he took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks and bribes over a five-year period from...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's imagined steel mills, Russian 'hoax'

Aug. 6, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is imagining steel mill openings that aren't happening and in denial about Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. He points broadly to a "Russian hoax," even as his own top national security and intelligence officials decry a real threat of Russian...

Heartwarming delivery: Skyline Chili for homebound customer

Aug. 5, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) — Skyline Chili time happened at World War II Navy veteran Floyd "Bub" Basham's hospital bed and house thanks to four heartwarming deliveries. Lois Basham, Bub's wife, noticed her friend Newport Skyline manager Brian Clifton outside a hospital doorway with a look of concern and chili...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on steel mills, clean air, NATO

Aug. 4, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeing steels mills spring up where they aren't and cleaner air than his government is tracking in its records. Over the past week, his comment that people need photo IDs to shop in stores displayed a misunderstanding of the marketplace obvious to any average...