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Wisconsin National Guard tracks 52 sexual assault complaints

Apr. 11, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment...

The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior

Apr. 11, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local): 4:58 p.m. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has activated the National Guard in case troops are needed to rescue stranded motorists as they did during last month's blizzard. Guard officials said Wednesday that 50...

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

Apr. 10, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow...

UN to help human rights training of Mexico's National Guard

Apr. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's efforts to calm critics of its newly formed National Guard received a boost Tuesday in the form of an agreement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to assist in the force's training. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said that her office will offer...

Kansas Guard captain resigns over concern about suicides

Apr. 9, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas National Guard captain has submitted her resignation out of frustration over what she perceived as a lack of concern by guard leadership after a series of people associated with the Guard took their own lives in recent months. Capt. Tara Fields, a behavioral health officer,...

St. Louis alderman wants Guard deployed to curb violence

Apr. 8, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis alderman wants the Missouri National Guard to be deployed after a man was fatally shot during an alleyway parking confrontation in another incident of gun violence. Alderman Brandon Bosley says he's "done waiting." He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that extra hands are needed...

Wisconsin general won't look other way in sexual assaults

Apr. 5, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander says he won't ignore sexual assault within his ranks. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard security unit dating back to 2002. Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen....

Maryland National Guard first in US with all-female command

Mar. 29, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the first time, a state's National Guard command staff is entirely female. The Maryland National Guard's four top leaders are all women, and three are African American. The Washington Post also reports that all four officers are mothers. The Maryland Guard has been in the unprecedented...

Correction: Petrochemical Fire-Texas story

Mar. 25, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a story March 24 about fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day the Texas National Guard was called in. The request for the Guard's 6th civil support team was made Tuesday, not Thursday. A corrected version of the story is below:...

The Latest: President Trump grants Iowa disaster declaration

Mar. 23, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state....