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Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Group plans funerals for 23 homeless or indigent veterans

Apr. 25, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — A group that works to locate, identify and inter the cremated remains of unclaimed American military members plans to hold services for 23 veterans. The services planned for Saturday at the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana will include military honors, a last roll call and...

Murkowski seeks comment extension on mine draft analysis

Apr. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior U.S. senator has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend from 90 to 120 days the comment period on a draft environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. In a letter to the corps' Alaska commander, U.S. Sen. Lisa...

Idaho soldier assigned to Colorado Army post dies in Iraq

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. military says an Idaho soldier assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, has died in a noncombat incident in Iraq. The Defense Department said Wednesday that 20-year-old Spc. Michael T. Osorio died Tuesday in Taji, Iraq. No details were released, and the military said an...

Federal officials to review Wisconsin Guard assault protocol

Apr. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal military officials have agreed to review how the Wisconsin National Guard handles sexual assault in the wake of multiple alleged incidents dating back to 2002, Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday. Evers and Baldwin, both Democrats, asked the National...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers is standing by the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander despite calling for a review of Guard sexual misconduct policies....

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...

US eases effects of sanctions on Iran's elite guard force

Apr. 24, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that...

Army colonel dies helping stranded motorist in Virginia

Apr. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — A decorated U.S. Army colonel who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan has died after helping a stranded motorist. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Col. Gregory S. Townsend was driving in northern Virginia on April 18 when he stopped to help the motorist change a tire. The vehicle...