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Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

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...

Gowen is new top Maryland National Guard general

Sep. 14, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — There's a new general commanding the Maryland National Guard. Gov. Larry Hogan presided over Saturday's ceremony in which retiring Maj. Gen. Linda Singh gave way to Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen as the state's adjutant general. The position is part of Hogan's Cabinet and oversees Maryland's...

Remsberg scores on 1st play of OT, Air Force beats Colorado

Sep. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The game began with an Air Force fly-over and was decided by a flying leap. Both made plenty of noise. Kadin Remsberg scored on a 25-yard run to start overtime Saturday and Air Force beat Colorado 30-23 after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. "People know us as hard...

Acquitted Navy SEAL sues ex-lawyers, legal nonprofit

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL acquitted in a war crimes trial has sued two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the lawsuit filed Friday in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly. The filing says...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

$11.5M settlement in Virginia over Navy hospital birth

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a medical negligence lawsuit by a Virginia couple involving the birth of their son five years ago at a military hospital in Guam. A federal judge on Friday approved the monetary settlement to help the parents care for...

USC student helped Americans in Iraq. He might be sent back.

Sep. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zaid Alibadi risked his life to help the American troops serving in his native Iraq. The U.S. government recognized the danger he faced when it admitted his mother and brother to the country as refugees who faced reprisals because of Alibadi's association with the U.S. military. But...

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...

Coast Guard suspends part of Alaska tour company boat fleet

Sep. 13, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most boats from a southeast Alaska tour company that were inspected this week in Juneau and Sitka have been taken out of service for corrective action. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended seven of 10 boats operated by Allen Marine Tours, Alaska's Energy Desk reported. The company provides...