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President Donald Trump speaks before participating in a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump denies calling US war dead 'losers,' 'suckers'

Sep. 4, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against accusations that he mocked American war dead as his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, intensified efforts to frame the election as a referendum on the president’s character. The allegations, sourced anonymously in The Atlantic,...

Marine helicopter makes emergency landing in North Carolina

Sep. 4, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

SNEADS RIVER, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marines helicopter was forced to make a precautionary emergency landing and caught fire in eastern North Carolina. The Daily News in Jacksonville reports that the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon. Officials with Marine Corps Air Station New River told the newspaper...

President Donald Trump talks with reporters at Andrews Air Force Base after attending a campaign rally in Latrobe, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Report: Trump disparaged US war dead as 'losers,' 'suckers'

Sep. 3, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH, FLa. (AP) — A new report details multiple instances of President Donald Trump making disparaging remarks about members of the U.S. military who have been captured or killed, including referring to the American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as...

Oahu beach has first Hawaiian green sea turtle hatchlings

Aug. 31, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian green sea turtle hatchlings appeared for the first time on an Oahu beach owned by the U.S. military, which wildlife experts believe may be partly a result of the coronavirus. Experts said there have never before been hatched eggs from the threatened turtle species on U.S. Marine...

North Carolina brewery releases beer to aid veterans in need

Aug. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Lingafelt remembers the first time he tasted a great craft beer. He was stationed in Langenfeld, Germany, for a training deployment with the U.S. Marines and was given a few hours to check out the area. He soon found himself sitting in a centuries-old brewery with a massive...

Marine veteran Cesar Lopez poses by a mural on a wall outside his home in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Lopez, a legal resident but not a U.S. citizen, was deported to Mexico about eight years ago based on a conviction from 2000. He now works on behalf of other veterans who have been deported. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Immigrant US Marine veteran makes deportees' return his work

Aug. 22, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cesar Lopez dips a roller in paint and glides it across a mural on a wall outside his Las Vegas-area home. Chickens cluck near a backyard flagpole with a red U.S. Marine Corps flag waving slightly in the blazing sun. Lopez called his artwork his tribute to U.S. military service members...

New Fat Albert model makes last service stop before debut

Aug. 15, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rick Rose took the new C-130 J Super Hercules “Fat Albert” model into the skies of Cambridge, England, for its first check flight July 20, the pilot said he was quite simply blown away. Fourteen months of work put into prepping the new...

Remains identified of Indiana Marine killed in WWII battle

Aug. 13, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A Marine from central Indiana whose remains were identified nearly 77 years after he died on a Pacific island during a World War II battle will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that it had...

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marines and sailors carry a casket inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The remains of seven Marines and a sailor, who died after a seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California last month, were transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. (Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Flag-draped coffins of troops from sunken tank sent to Dover

Aug. 13, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of seven Marines and a sailor who died after a Marine Corps seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California have arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. The Marine Corps said Tuesday that six pallbearers of...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, Undersea Rescue Command deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle from the deck of the Military Sealift Command-chartered merchant vessel HOS Dominator off the coast of Southern California. Authorities on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water on July 30 off the Southern California coast, officials said. (Lt. Curtis Khol/U.S. Navy via AP)

Remains recovered after California Marine tank sinks

Aug. 8, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities on Friday recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast, authorities said. The remains of seven Marines and a Navy sailor were found after underwater salvage operations that followed...