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O'Rourke proposes new 'war tax' to fund veteran health care

Jun. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of caring for those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't. The former Texas congressman unveiled his...

US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing Venezuelans

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American countries struggling to absorb migrants from the crisis-wracked country. Pence briefly toured the ship at Miami's...

Fort Campbell celebrates Army's 244th birthday

Jun. 14, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers and others at Fort Campbell have marked the Army's 244th birthday with a celebration at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Celebrating Thursday were leaders of the 101st Airborne Division, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell,...

Police: Solider wearing military gear opened fire into home

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire inside a North Carolina home and was wounded by return gunfire before he left and was injured in a car crash, according to authorities. U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Eric Jerrod Davis was in critical condition at a hospital,...

US hospital ship begins 5-month mission in the Americas

Jun. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Friday a five-month medical assistance mission in 11 countries of the Americas affected by Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. Capt. B.J. Diebold, the mission commander, said the goal of the $34 million operation will be "addressing all our...

Judge orders jury to deliberate more in border activist case

Jun. 11, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge in Tucson has ordered a jury to continue deliberations in the trial against an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally. The jury told the court Monday afternoon that it couldn't come to a consensus on the three charges...

AP FACT CHECK: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods

Jun. 10, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about a new deal with Mexico that provides for "large" sales of U.S. farm goods, but it doesn't appear to exist. In weekend tweets, he announced in all capital letters that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game

Jun. 8, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto Ricans they should love him because he got them hurricane aid...

Veteran accused of placing explosive device at VA hospital

Jun. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran faces up to 10 years in prison on charges that he placed an improvised explosive device at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital. A federal criminal complaint says Mark Edward Allen made his initial appearance in court Tuesday and is being detained. A U.S....

Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off 'hostile' ship

Jun. 5, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it evacuated an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, the second-such aid it has offered in recent weeks amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The Saudi...