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Texas National Guard will start helping make border arrests

Jul. 27, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border will start helping troopers make arrests, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, as the state begins filling a formerly empty prison with migrants accused of trespassing. Abbott said...

US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces

Jul. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has launched more than a dozen airstrikes in the past week in support of Afghan government forces in their fight against the Taliban, a sharp spike over the handful that were done in the previous six weeks, according to U.S. officials. ...

Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river

Jul. 27, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted...

Plaintiffs propose replacing Bible with Book of Faith

Jul. 27, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the display of a Bible at New Hampshire’s veterans hospital have proposed replacing it with a Book of Faith containing writings and prayers from seven religious groups. The lawsuit filed in 2019 by...

Audit: Military personnel unprotected from toxic chemicals

Jul. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

The Defense Department has dragged its feet on protecting service personnel from “forever chemicals” at military installations and isn't doing enough to track health effects from exposure to the toxic compounds, according to an internal audit. Officials have taken...

Ex-Air Force intelligence analyst sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified info about US drone program

Jul. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Ex-Air Force intelligence analyst sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified info about US drone program.

Search underway for scuba diver missing in Bowman Bay

Jul. 27, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 67-year-old Bellevue man who went missing while scuba diving in Deception Pass State Park’s Bowman Bay. The man, an experienced scuba diver, and his wife were in a small boat in Bowman...

EXPLAINER: US, NATO pledge billions to back Afghan forces

Jul. 27, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanistan’s military and security forces, which are struggling to contain an advancing Taliban. Already, the U.S. has spent nearly $89 billion over the past 20 years to build, equip and train...

Noem jumps into border policy debate on border visit

Jul. 26, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s whirlwind tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was filled with climbing into military vehicles, visiting with troops and positioning herself as tough on an issue that's sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. ...

Air Force takes next step in fuel cleanup at New Mexico base

Jul. 26, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has spent years trying to keep a jet fuel leak from reaching Albuquerque's drinking water supply and now says it has enough information to outline its work, paving the way to wrapping up the cleanup efforts. Officials from...