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Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Probe of Kentucky barbecue cook's fatal shooting completed

Aug. 3, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee's May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth's...

Michigan Legislature cancels session after senator's test

Aug. 3, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Monday canceled this week's session and hearings because a Lansing-area state senator tested positive for the coronavirus through screening required by his service in the Michigan Army National Guard. Republican Sen. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, said he was...

Former Delaware National Guard leader Timmons dead at 62

Aug. 3, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Carol Timmons, the first woman to lead the Delaware National Guard, has died, Guard officials announced Monday. She was 62. Guard officials said Timmons died Sunday. Further details were not disclosed. Timmons led the National Guard as Delaware’s adjutant general from 2017 to...

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is the only major candidate in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, virtually guaranteeing he will be sworn in as Hawaii's newest congressman in January. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Only 1 major candidate running to succeed Tulsi Gabbard

Aug. 2, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There’s only one major candidate in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, virtually guaranteeing he will be sworn in as Hawaii’s newest congressman in January. Kai Kahele, a Democrat, is so far ahead of everyone else that he has been spending the final four months...

Miss. National Guard unit has first female battalion leader

Aug. 2, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit has its first female battalion commander. Lt. Col. Annie Lee assumed command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Hattiesburg, during a ceremony Friday, multiple news outlets reported. The battalion is one of...

A person is tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. The two-week testing event is aimed at bringing tests to Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, home to many Latinos and Blacks who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Latino leaders say governments need to do more to communicate effectively with Hispanic communities to ensure people know where to get tested and encourage them to participate. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

Aug. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When some 45,000 coronavirus test kits went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix's hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods, it was clear Arizona health officials failed to adequately spread the word to a community that's often distrustful of government. On the last day of testing in a...

Air Guard to be deployed this fall; Army Guard next year

Jul. 31, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 Vermont Army National Guard members will be deployed starting early next year and more than 70 Air National Guard members will be deployed this fall, officials announced Thursday. The Vermont National Guard was holding a press conference on Friday to discuss the...

Isaias causes floods, slides, then grows into hurricane

Jul. 31, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, then strengthened into a hurricane late in the night while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. The storm's rain turned several...

Flags to be lowered for dead Arizona National Guard soldier

Jul. 30, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor an Arizona Army National Guard soldier who died after collapsing during a training event. Authorities said U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr. was taking a physical...

Arizona National Guard solider collapses, dies at hospital

Jul. 29, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Army National Guard soldier has died after collapsing during a training event, authorities said Wednesday. The name of the man was being withheld until his family could be notified. Guard officials said the soldier collapsed on Tuesday and died Wednesday at a Tempe hospital. The...