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Retired bishop, army chaplain dies at 90

Sep. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A retired Roman Catholic bishop and military chaplain has died in Rhode Island. The Diocese of Providence says Bishop Francis X. Roque died Thursday at the Jeanne Jugan Residence Home in Pawtucket. He was 90. Roque was born in Providence and served as a pastor at the Cathedral of...

New Mexico National Guard soldiers deploy to Poland

Sep. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Members of a New Mexico Army National Guard medical unit are deploying to Poland. Officials said a yellow ribbon ceremony was planned Saturday in Rio Rancho for about 65 soldiers with the 1209th Medical Support Company. They will be in Poland for about nine months and will be...

December trial for commando accused of killing bomb-maker

Sep. 13, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando will face a military trial in December on allegations that he murdered a bomb-maker years ago in Afghanistan. U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said late Thursday in a news release that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn's court-martial is scheduled to begin...

Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

Sep. 11, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Huge barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. The locks will reopen Sept. 30, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in...

Broken Columbia River barge lock means commerce chokehold

Sep. 9, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat, wood and other goods from the inland Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Ocean for export are at a...

Soldier slain on home visit to California

Sep. 9, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

LOMPOC, Calif. (AP) — California authorities say a U.S. Army soldier visiting his Central Coast home was shot dead while walking down a street. The Lompoc Police Department says 22-year-old Marlon Brumfield was found with multiple gunshot wounds at 1:53 a.m. Sunday and he died at the scene despite the...

Ex-soldier serving life for teen's '82 murder seeks DNA test

Sep. 9, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Advocates for a former U.S. soldier convicted of the attempted rape and murder of an Army officer's son 37 years ago are asking a federal judge to order DNA testing to discredit what they say is weak evidence presented at a court-martial that sent him to prison for life. The Hawaii...

Third Republican, Messner, vying to challenge Shaheen

Sep. 4, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former U.S. Army ranger and lawyer who paid for billboards welcoming President Donald Trump to New Hampshire last month has become the latest Republican vying to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Bryant "Corky" Messner, of Wolfeboro, announced his campaign in an online...

Asian American Korea War hero gives what may be 'final' talk

Sep. 1, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War, may have given his last public lecture. The ailing 94-year-old veteran spoke to a group of U.S. Navy Seabees last month in Gallup, New Mexico, about his...

Army holds off Rice 14-7

Aug. 30, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Stymied off and on by a swarming Rice defense in a tight game, Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. finally did what he's become so accustomed to doing — guiding a time-consuming scoring drive that sank the hard-luck Owls. Army converted five third downs on an 18-play,...