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Military identifies WWII Army Air Force soldier from Ohio

Jul. 05, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Army Air Force sergeant from Ohio who died after he was sent to a prisoner of war camp during World War II have now been positively identified, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. Tech. Sgt. William F. Teaff, 26, of...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...

Spain boosts military spending to close gap with NATO goal

Jul. 05, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain is increasing military spending as it works toward meeting a NATO commitment by dedicating 2% of gross domestic product to defense, the government said Tuesday. Cabinet members approved a one-off expenditure of almost 1 billion euros (around $1.04...

Rebel land mine wounds 7 soldiers in central Philippines

Jul. 05, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A land mine set by suspected communist guerrillas wounded seven soldiers in the central Philippines on Tuesday, in one of the insurgents’ first known attacks since President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office last week. Army troops were checking reports...

'Hell on earth': Ukrainian soldiers describe eastern front

Jul. 04, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Torched forests and cities burned to the ground. Colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region — where...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

Splintered Ukrainian city braces for new battle with Russia

Jul. 03, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A group of young off-duty Ukrainian soldiers gathered at a military distribution center to enjoy a rare respite from the fighting that has again engulfed their fractured home in eastern Ukraine. As they shared jokes and a pizza, artillery explosions could...

Texas' border mission grows, but crossings still high

Jul. 02, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following the horror of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks — again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given the National Guard arrest powers and bused...

Distrust remains after Navy report on tainted Hawaii water

Jul. 01, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Lauren Wright continues to be leery of the water coming out of the taps in her family's U.S. Navy home in Hawaii, saying she doesn't trust that it's safe. Wright, her sailor husband and their three children ages 8 to 17 were among the thousands of people who were...

European force battling extremists withdraws from Mali

Jul. 01, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A European military task force that helped Mali's government fight Islamic extremists has formally withdrawn from the West African country amid tensions with its ruling military junta. The French military, which spearheaded the Takuba task force, announced Friday that...