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West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

May. 23, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly white...

Police: 3 Navy corpsmen dead in double murder and suicide

May. 7, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say they're investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder and suicide. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the two women and one man were Navy corpsmen. The two women were stationed at Naval...

Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has...

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...

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,...

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...