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Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Apr. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The...

Defense awards Boeing $14.3B bomber maintenance contract

Apr. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Boeing Co. has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration management,...

UN appeals for urgent release of migrants trapped in Libya

Apr. 12, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Friday urgently appealed for the release and evacuation of more than 1,500 detained refugees and migrants caught in the crossfire of escalating fighting sparked by a self-styled Libyan army commander's military campaign to take the capital. The U.N. refugee...

Airmen to honor last WWII Doolittle Raider at Texas service

Apr. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of airmen will line the main entrance of an Air Force base in Texas to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service. Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole died Tuesday in San Antonio at the age of 103. The Air Force on Friday...

Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Apr. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A....

Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons

Apr. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to counter mounting criticism of his...

US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Apr. 10, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute...

Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies in Texas

Apr. 9, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. Robert Whetstone, a spokesman for Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio,...

Cyprus' British military bases 'eradicate' illegal gambling

Apr. 9, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

EPISKOPI, Cyprus (AP) — Police at a British military base in Cyprus said Tuesday they have successfully wrapped up a four-year campaign against illegal gambling by shutting down nine casinos that operated within their jurisdiction. Superintendent Dinos Petrou said the casinos generated hundreds of...

Churchill, Keeneland breaking ground near Army post

Apr. 9, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland are breaking ground on a racing facility in Kentucky. The ceremony is Tuesday for the $150 million state-of-the-art live and historical racing venue in Oak Grove, Kentucky. The site is outside Fort Campbell, the sprawling Army post on the...