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Bill to name post office after fallen soldier moves forward

Aug. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A bill to name a Rhode Island post office after a soldier who died in service to the country has passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation that passed unanimously this week would name the facility in the Slatersville section of North...

Remains of Michigan soldier who died in Korean War head home

Jul. 31, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LESLIE, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a mid-Michigan soldier killed in combat during the Korean War will be returned to his hometown for burial after military scientists identified them seven decades after his death. The remains of U.S. Army Sgt. William Cavender, 20,...

Iraq military: Many feared dead in terrorist attack in north

Jul. 30, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has claimed a number of victims, Iraq's military said in a statement Friday. The military said the “terrorist” attack in the province of Salahaddin resulted in a “number of victims” but did not...

Remains of Ohio marine killed in World War II identified

Jul. 30, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a marine killed in fierce island fighting during World War II have been identified as an Ohio man. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said this week that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, was...

Heartbroken parents to sue a year after 9 troops died at sea

Jul. 29, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday, a...

Fighting between Syrian forces, rebels escalates in south

Jul. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country’s southern province of Daraa escalated this week, with reports saying three civilians were killed there on Thursday, as well as eight government troops and five rebel fighters. ...

Taliban say flooding kills 150 in northeastern Afghanistan

Jul. 29, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Flash flooding killed 150 people in a remote area in Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern Nuristan province controlled by the Taliban, a spokesman for the insurgents said Thursday. The provincial government appealed to the Taliban to allow rescue teams into the...

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Jul. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. The international human rights organization issued its...

UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan

Jul. 26, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since the United Nations began systematically keeping count in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The war-torn...

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Jul. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. The soldiers were in the semi-autonomous region to police its local parliamentary...