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Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Sep. 20, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm's...

Fiona dumps more rain on Puerto Rico; troops rescue hundreds

Sep. 19, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona unleashed more rain on Puerto Rico on Monday, a day after the storm knocked out power and water to most of the island, and National Guard troops rescued hundreds of people who got stranded. The governor warned that it could take days to...

Mexico's military on display in independence celebrations

Sep. 16, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Independence Day parade Friday had even more of a militaristic air this year coming just days after the relatively new National Guard was passed completely to the command of the military. The gray-camouflaged National Guard troops were a heavy presence...

Pritzker calls up Guard to help care for arriving migrants

Sep. 14, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday called up 75 members of the Illinois National Guard to help organize shelter, food and medical care for migrants arriving by bus from Texas. The Democratic governor signed an emergency declaration to speed up...

Plea deal for Maine National Guard soldier accused of rape

Sep. 14, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine National Guard soldier accused of raping a fellow soldier during a drill weekend reached a plea deal in which he was convicted of aggravated assault. David Cyr is serving 90 days in jail after pleading no contest in exchange for prosecutors dropping two...

Mexico's Senate votes to hand over National Guard to army

Sep. 09, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate passed a bill early Friday handing control of the country’s recently created National Guard over to the military. When the National Guard was created under a Constitutional reform in 2019, it was placed under civilian control. But most of its...

Mexico president proposes reforms to National Guard

Sep. 01, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed legislation that would transfer the country's nominally civilian National Guard to total military authority, completing a dramatic shift for a politician who earlier in his career called for soldiers to return to the...

EXPLAINER: Why Dutch soldiers were at Indiana military camp

Aug. 30, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Before three Dutch soldiers were shot, one fatally, in downtown Indianapolis, they were training in a southern Indiana military camp where international soldiers enter highly specialized urban combat simulations they might not be able to get in their own country. ...

Soldier, 17, collapses during training, dies days later

Aug. 28, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old soldier in the Pennsylvania National Guard has died several days after she collapsed during training in South Carolina. Pvt. Alyssa Cahoon died Thursday with her family around her, the 1st Battalion, 34th Regiment — a basic combat training...

Pentagon rejects DC request for National Guard migrant help

Aug. 22, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Arizona. According to a copy of a letter to the city reviewed by The...