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Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from West

Jul. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. "It is very disheartening to see how they have...

The Latest: Trump urges look at Thiel allegations on Google

Jul. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 2:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says federal agencies, and possibly Attorney General William Barr, should look into billionaire investor Peter Thiel's allegations that Google may have been infiltrated by...

US Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

Jul. 16, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says rescue personnel from an Arizona base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to board a Mexican fishing boat and provide medical aid to two critically injured fishermen being transported to a clinic on a distant island. Davis-Air Force Base officials said...

Facebook executive defends currency plan to senators

Jul. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data. "We know we need to take the time to...

Flyover at Dallas graveside service for H. Ross Perot

Jul. 16, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force conducted an F-16 flyover in the missing man formation for the graveside service of colorful Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot. The service Tuesday morning at a Dallas cemetery will be followed by an afternoon memorial at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. Both...

North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

Jul. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion. The statement by the North's Foreign Ministry comes during...

Air Force major charged with murder in death of Texas wife

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March. Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million. Sheriff's officials say...

Wisconsin National Guard plans disaster training exercise

Jul. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People in Monroe and Juneau counties can expect to see more military vehicles on the road and aircraft overhead this week as the Wisconsin National Guard runs a massive disaster training exercise. The exercise, dubbed Patriot North, is set to begin Monday and run through Thursday at...

Hundreds of guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

Jul. 15, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A standing-room-only crowd packed a fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for a send-off ceremony for nearly 400 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers headed for a year's deployment in Afghanistan. The Eau Claire-headquartered 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry and its...

Utah National Guard crews battle wildfire near Camp Williams

Jul. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah (AP) — Utah National Guard officials say crews are battling a wildfire that sparked near a gun range at Camp Williams. They say the fire was first reported about 11 a.m. Sunday and charred about 100 acres (0.15 square miles or 0.38 square kilometers) by 2:15 p.m. and was 25% contained....