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Security forces mistakenly kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan

May. 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said 10 insurgents were...

Remains of 24-year-old WWII soldier from West Texas ID'd

May. 23, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from the West Texas who died in combat in Belgium in 1945 have been identified. Witnesses say Army Pfc. John W. Hayes was killed by an 88 mm fired by a German tank on Jan. 4, 1945. After the war, an American graves registration team found no record of his...

The Latest: Trump says Lindh will be watched closely

May. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on John Walker Lindh's release from prison (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. will closely monitor John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban, after his release earlier Thursday from federal prison. Trump says Lindh...

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

May. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in...

Funeral held for Georgia guardsman who died in Afghanistan

May. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A citizen-soldier in the Army National Guard has been buried in southeast Georgia after he died from undisclosed causes while deployed to Afghanistan. WSAV-TV reports the funeral for 22-year-old Spc. Miguel Holmes of Hinesville was held Tuesday. Holmes served in the 48th Infantry...

Post office has been renamed for Army captain killed in Iraq

May. 20, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The post office in a small Rhode Island community has been renamed for an Army captain killed in Iraq. The post office in Saunderstown will now be known as the "Captain Matthew J. August Post Office." U.S. Sen. Jack Reed helped dedicate the building at a ceremony Sunday. Reed...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

May. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy...

Post office to be renamed after Army captain killed in Iraq

May. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will help dedicate a post office in a small Rhode Island community in honor of an Army captain who was killed in Iraq. The Rhode Island Democrat is scheduled to be in Saunderstown, where the post office on Sunday will be renamed for Capt. Matthew August....

Korean War soldier, MIA since conflict, buried with honors

May. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A hero's ceremony was afforded a soldier from Illinois who was killed during the Korean War and nearly 70-years later buried next to his twin, who was killed during the same battle. The remains of Cpl. John G. Krebs were interred at Sterling's Calvary Cemetery, next to his brother...

Kansas prison cancels visits to inmates to combat drug use

May. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state prison in western Kansas is not allowing inmates to have visitors this weekend in hopes of combatting the flow of contraband drugs that are being blamed for a death there. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jeanny Sharp said Friday that the Larned Correctional Mental Health...