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‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Chaplain ponders how community moves forward after shootings

Apr. 10, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Chaplain Lt. Col. Gregory “Scott” Jackson was in his office at the Fort Detrick chapel, surrounded by his books, when he learned the post was on lockdown. He locked the door. Sirens blared. His wife sent him messages. ...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

Medic who shot 2 was assigned to medical research center

Apr. 07, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base was a laboratory technician assigned to a Naval medical research center on the base, according to his service record and a military official. ...

University of Tulsa selects ex-congressman as next president

Apr. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorney and former Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Carson has been selected as the University of Tulsa's 21st president, university officials announced Monday. The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously selected Carson, 54, after a national search...

Lawyer says mediation resolves feud among Jordan royals

Apr. 05, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Mediation between Jordan's King Abdullah II and his outspoken half brother, Prince Hamzah, successfully de-escalated one of the most serious political crises in the kingdom in decades, the palace and a confidant of the prince said Monday. The apparent...

Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort Sill

Apr. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female soldier's allegations that she was sexually assaulted, the Army post's commanding general said. Late last month, the soldier who...

Explosions in Somalia kill at least 15; army bases targeted

Apr. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Simultaneous large explosions were heard in and around two Somali army bases on Saturday, with the military confirming that at least nine staffers were killed but asserting the attackers had “heavy losses” of dozens of dead. The al-Shabab extremist group...

Bolsonaro picks Army chief to ease tensions with military

Apr. 01, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The appointment of the Brazilian army’s former chief health officer as the new army commander is an effort by President Jair Bolsonaro to heal a rift created by his firing of the defense minister and the subsequent removal of the top generals of all three military branches, analysts said...

Alaska woman is 1st infantrywoman in state's national guard

Apr. 01, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman has made history by becoming the first infantrywoman in the Alaska National Guard. Serita Unin, a Cup'ik woman, joined the National Guard in 2009 as a generator mechanic and said combat jobs were not available for women at the time,...