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US Army has hidden or downplayed loss of firearms for years

Jun. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

The U.S. Army has hidden or downplayed the extent to which its firearms disappear, significantly understating losses and thefts even as some weapons are used in street crimes. The Army’s pattern of secrecy and suppression dates back nearly a decade, when The Associated...

Penterman has slight lead in state Assembly primary

Jun. 16, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican William Penterman holds a slight lead in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat, according to preliminary results. Penterman, a U.S. Army Reserve member, holds a 16-vote lead in southeastern...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

Jun. 16, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country’s divisions. But the military is now...

AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Jun. 14, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified U.S. military documents...

Despite drought, most Lake Sakakawea boat ramps should be OK

Jun. 13, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Popular boat ramps on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota should remain in operation until freeze-up despite the dry conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says. The lake is about 6 feet lower than it was at this time a year ago. The Corps says it...

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

Jun. 11, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project. ...

Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier's hazing death

Jun. 11, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a U.S. Army Green Beret with a sledge hammer and then turning on some music. Another Marine was supposed to remove the Green...

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Jun. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, U.S. Army veteran...

Late-night military training rattles some in Bloomington

Jun. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Army has apologized after late-night military training exercises this week in Bloomington caught some residents by surprise with low-flying helicopters, simulated gunfire and explosions. While many residents on the city's south side...