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Medical association blasts military's transgender policy

Apr. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science.   The AMA told The Associated Press on...

Man is shot by sentry outside North Macedonian army barracks

Apr. 11, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's authorities say a man is in the hospital after being shot by a sentry while apparently trying to enter the country's main military base in the capital, Skopje. A defense ministry statement says the man was shot in the leg before dawn Thursday after ignoring...

Kansas Guard captain resigns over concern about suicides

Apr. 9, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas National Guard captain has submitted her resignation out of frustration over what she perceived as a lack of concern by guard leadership after a series of people associated with the Guard took their own lives in recent months. Capt. Tara Fields, a behavioral health officer,...

Vietnam vet who died Christmas Eve is finally laid to rest

Apr. 6, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When a Vietnam War veteran died Christmas Eve with no family nearby, a community of veterans, a friend and military supporters in North Carolina stepped up to make sure he was finally laid to rest with military honors. They ensured that Phillip "Flip" Drye's military paperwork, delayed...

Navy: 1 hurt in domestic shooting at base, shooter killed

Apr. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Navy officials say a male sailor shot and wounded a female sailor assigned to the same squadron before security personnel at a Virginia base fatally shot him. Naval Air Station Oceana's commanding officer, Capt. Chad Vincelette, said in a statement that the domestic shooting took...

US renews call on Russian personnel to leave Venezuela

Apr. 5, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is renewing calls for Moscow to withdraw its military personnel from Venezuela, where they are helping prop up embattled President Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told "Fox & Friends" on Friday that he's seen no...

The Latest: Canada's Trudeau says ex-minister out of caucus

Apr. 2, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada's ex-attorney general (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former Cabinet minister Jane Philpott has also been kicked out of the Liberal Party caucus. Trudeau cited repeated questioning of his leadership as well as the fact that former attorney...

Wilson appointed president of University of Texas at El Paso

Apr. 2, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System on Tuesday formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso despite opposition from some students and faculty. The former congresswoman has faced heavy criticism from UTEP students and local...

Rights group calls on Lebanon to abolish anti-LGBT law

Apr. 1, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch is urging Lebanon to abolish a law criminalizing homosexuality after the top military prosecutor declined to prosecute a "sodomy" case. The rights group called the decision, which was publicized Monday, a "positive development." A decades-old law punishes sexual relations...

Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag

Mar. 30, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies. "You've got these giant corporations that are making bigger and bigger profits ... and they're...