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Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

Nov. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21...

The Latest: Funeral plans are pending for Utah Guard major

Nov. 5, 2018 2:23 AM EST

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah city mayor killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard (all times local): 2 p.m. The remains of Utah mayor who was also a major in the Utah Army National Guard and killed in Afghanistan are scheduled to arrive...

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Nov. 4, 2018 7:21 PM EST

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday. Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his...

Officials: Utah National Guard member killed in Afghanistan

Nov. 3, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American military officials say a member of the Utah National Guard has been killed in an apparent "insider attack" in the capital of Afghanistan. The officials say another U.S. service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack in Kabul on Saturday. A statement...

US troops deployed at the border limited in what they can do

Oct. 31, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain...

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border week before midterms

Oct. 29, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving caravans that...

US: 'Everything on table' to block migrants at border

Oct. 26, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

CALEXICO, California (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that "everything is on the table" as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will not be...

Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

Oct. 25, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through...

Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

Oct. 19, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, chief of Russia's National Guard and Putin's long-time bodyguard, recorded a rare video address to opposition leader Alexei...

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Oct. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop them, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught." He...