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Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast

May. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets. News outlets report that Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport air traffic controllers lost communication with...

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

May. 25, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat. "Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and...

Arizona lawmakers push to finish work amid budget impasse

May. 25, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers pressed Friday to finish their yearly work. In between contentious budget negotiations that advanced in fits and starts, they voted on a wide variety of remaining legislation. Here's a look at the highlights: BUDGET The House approved some of the bills required to implement...

The Latest: Arizona lawmakers OK new initiative requirements

May. 25, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action at the Arizona Legislature (all times local): 11 p.m. Legislation imposing new requirements for initiative petition circulators is headed to Gov. Doug Ducey. The measure approved late Friday requires paid circulators or those from other states to sign a notarized form...

Man retires after 43 years in South Dakota National Guard

May. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — It was a privilege. Brig. Gen. Thomas Croymans didn't speak the phrase. He didn't have to. With a slight flush in his skin, he averts his eyes and wipes at invisible particles on his meeting table in his office. His voice holds steady. "It went quick," Croymans told the Aberdeen...

Guard F-16s to conduct Memorial Day flyovers in Tucson area

May. 25, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two F-16 jet fighters from the Arizona Air National Guard will conduct five flyovers of cemeteries and other locations in the Tucson area on Monday as part of Memorial Day observations. The jets are part of the 162nd Wing based at Tucson International Airport. The flyovers will begin...

Ceremony set for Arizona Guard unit back from Afghanistan

May. 25, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of Arizona National Guard soldiers are returning home after a year-long deployment to serve as a security force in Afghanistan. The Guard scheduled a welcome-home ceremony Sunday at its Papago Park base in Phoenix for the approximately 330 soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the...

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

May. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

May. 25, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam...

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack

May. 24, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high...