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Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses

Jul. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green Beret...

Hifter calls on youth to help with battle for Tripoli

Jul. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to join its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.- backed government based there amid warnings from the international community of military escalation and targeting of civilians. The LNA, led...

As government tackles veteran suicide, SC vet shares story

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army veteran Joyce Letellier stopped herself from saying her future is bright. "I don't want to sound corny," the 61-year-old Hanahan resident said. Instead, she stresses she cares about her life now and doesn't want to die anymore. "If that makes sense," Letellier said. It's...

Lebanon lawmakers ratify austerity budget to address a slump

Jul. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers ratified Friday a controversial austerity budget that aims to save an indebted economy following a raucous voting day that saw protesters attempting to breach the parliament security zone. The austerity budget, which increased income and import taxes and suspended early...

World War II veteran receives honors in New Hampshire

Jul. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are honoring a World War II veteran who built radio connection networked used by the Allies during bombing runs into Japan. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock and Brigadier General William Conway of the New Hampshire Army National...

Tripoli parliament warns of airstrikes by Hifter's allies

Jul. 19, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's parliament based in the west says it has gathered intelligence warning of the use of possible airstrikes on Tripoli by allies of commander Khalifa Hifter, who launched a military offensive in April to capture the capital from the U.N.-backed government. The Tripoli-based High Council...

The Latest: Moore asks trustees to halt USC president vote

Jul. 18, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the University of South Carolina's search for a new president (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Billionaire businesswoman Darla Moore is asking University of South Carolina trustees to stop a planned vote Friday on a new president. Moore sent a note late Thursday to Board of...

Moore asks USC trustees to halt university president vote

Jul. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A billionaire businesswoman and the biggest donor to the University of South Carolina is asking trustees to cancel a planned vote Friday for a new president. Just hours before the board was set to meet, Darla Moore sent a note to Board of Trustees Chairman John von Lehe saying voting...

With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

Jul. 16, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their loyalty...

The Latest: USC trustee pulls Caslen support over protests

Jul. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the University of South Carolina's search for a new president (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A University of South Carolina trustee who once would have voted for a retired Army general as the school's new president says he can't cast that vote now. Trustee Chuck Allen said...