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Veterans court program graduate ‘is as tough as they come’

Jun. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — People typically go to court to be judged for the wrongs they’ve committed against society, not to be praised for being superstars. But when a former drug addict and thief who repeatedly served jail time for her crimes uses the programs and...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new Rand Corp....

New vaccine lottery announced for military in Washington

Jun. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery for the state’s military, family members and veterans because the federal government wasn’t sharing individual vaccine status of those groups with the state and there were...

France honors former mayor in Georgia for WWII service

Jun. 16, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor in Georgia has received a prestigious military honor from the government of France for his service during World War II. Vincent Hommeril, the consul general of France in Atlanta, placed the Legion of Honor on 96-year-old Dennis...

Veterans' tax exemption expanded in bill clearing NC House

Jun. 16, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More veterans in North Carolina could exempt their entire military retiree pay from state income taxes in legislation that cleared the House overwhelmingly on Wednesday. The measure would apply to retirees with at least 20 years of service and...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

Jun. 16, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country’s divisions. But the military is now...

SKorea, Spain seek closer economic ties with state visit

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties. Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-Sook were received with military...

Mexican president to make National Guard part of army

Jun. 15, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday he plans to make the National Guard part of the army, erasing the thin pretense of a civilian-controlled force that was used to gain approval for its creation two years ago. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...

India closes criminal case against 2 Italian marines

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the...

Queen Elizabeth II meets Australia's Morrison at Windsor

Jun. 15, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has held a face-to-face audience with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Windsor Castle. The monarch, who wore a bright yellow floral dress, chatted to Morrison Tuesday in the royal residence’s Oak Room. ...