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Woman dies after snorkeling in Florida Keys

Sep. 22, 2020 5:10 AM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman died after snorkeling in the Keys over the weekend, officials said. Kim Ellen Schwinge, 63, of Port Orange, was on a snorkeling trip Sunday morning near Key West, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release. A family member noticed that Schwinge was...

US: Mexican man with dehydration symptoms dies in Arizona

Sep. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man from Mexico has died at a Tucson hospital after showing symptoms of dehydration at a centralized processing facility operated by U.S. Border Patrol, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the 30-year-old man died Monday. His name wasn’t...

Sanford Health receives Department of Defense award

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health said Monday it's one of 15 recipients of the U.S. Department of Defense's award for supporting employees involved in the military. There were more than 2,600 organizations nominated for this year's Employer Support Freedom Award. The honor, according to Sanford, is...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...

Spanish military tents are set out to be used by hospital patients during the coronavirus outbreak at the Gomez Ulla military hospital in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A line of green tents have been installed at the gates of a Madrid military hospital four months after similar structures for triaging incoming patients and lighten up crammed emergency wards were taken down. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

Sep. 18, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place as authorities moved Friday to try to rein in Europe's fastest-spreading second coronavirus wave. The long-awaited restrictions affect...

Second lady Karen Pence participates in a roundtable discussion with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett on barriers to employment for military spouses and how Arizona has eased those barriers Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Karen Pence backs military as Trump campaign eyes Arizona

Sep. 17, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made a swing through Arizona Thursday to encourage support for military families and spouses. The visit by Karen Pence to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale came as President Donald Trump's...

Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

Sep. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which...

FILE -- In this Saturday, July 20, 2019 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, and German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, center left, bow in front of soldiers during an oath-taking ceremony of the German army at the Defence Ministry in Berlin, Germany. Germany's defense minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000. A study commissioned by the defense ministry and being presented Thursday documented “systematic discrimination” from 1955 until the end of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

Sep. 17, 2020 4:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000. A study commissioned by the defense ministry and being presented Thursday documented “systematic discrimination” in the Bundeswehr...

Lupe Guillén, left, and Gloria Guillén, Vanessa Guillén's sister and mother, speak during a news conference about the

Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps. Jackie...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) celebrate after Smith-Schuster scored a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

United front? Villanueva's choice surprises teammates

Sep. 16, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn't quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds himself again in the middle of a difficult...