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New Mexico finishes tests of wells for Air Force chemicals

Oct. 19, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental protection officials have wrapped up testing of nearly five dozen private wells near a U.S. Air Force base on the eastern side of the state for so-called “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, which can be toxic to humans and animals. ...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

Oct. 18, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. ...

Official: Czech president can't perform duties due to health

Oct. 18, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Health problems were preventing Czech President Milos Zeman from carrying out his duties, an official said Monday. The speaker of the Czech Senate, Milos Vystrcil, said that a letter he received from the Prague military hospital where Zeman is being...

Air Force general is second woman to lead a top US command

Oct. 15, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost on Friday became only the second woman to lead one of the Pentagon's 11 so-called combatant commands, the multi-service organizations that spearhead U.S. military operations around the world. At a change-of-command...

US Navy helicopter, human remains recovered off California

Oct. 12, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The MH-60S helicopter, its two pilots and three other sailors were lost in...

More Afghans arriving in Indiana to await resettlement

Oct. 12, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,600 Afghan refugees who began arriving at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post nearly six weeks ago are awaiting resettlement. Additional evacuees are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, although it's unclear...

Coast guard: Bodies of 15 migrants brought to shore in Libya

Oct. 12, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 15 migrants died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya’s shores, the country’s coast guard said Tuesday. The deaths come amid a massive crackdown against migrants in the North African country. In a statement, the coast...

Guard unit to support resettlement operations for Afghans

Oct. 09, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Army National Guard unit is deploying within the United States to support resettlement operations for Afghan refugees. A departure ceremony was held Friday for the Belen-based 919th Military Police Company, the guard said in a statement...

Syria says 6 troops wounded in airstrike in Homs province

Oct. 08, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian air defenses responded on Friday night to an Israeli strike targeting a military airbase in the country's central province of Homs, Syrian state media said. The airstrike wounded six soldiers, the report said. The report quoted an unnamed military...

Pentagon climate plan: war-fighting in hotter, harsher world

Oct. 08, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic planning to training troops how to secure their own water supplies and treat heat...