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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo from left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Calls for pragmatic centrism helped Joe Biden clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. But they left many of the party’s strongest liberals worried that little progress would be made toward their sweeping goals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Latest: Biden keynote speaker at virtual convention

May. 26, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — President Trump says to “always be safe" as country...

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.  New Defense Department guidelines say that anyone who has been hospitalized for the coronavirus won’t be allowed to enlist in the military unless they get a special medical waiver.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Some US bases to take steps to normal operations this week

May. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some military bases will be able to begin bringing back some personnel and take the first major step toward a return to normal operations this week, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The announcement came as the Pentagon laid out detailed plans that will govern how the department and its forces...

Veteran charged with taking guns to VA clinic in Florida

May. 26, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran has been indicted on federal charges of bringing a rifle and a handgun to a Florida veterans clinic with the intent to commit a crime. A federal grand jury in Pensacola formally charged Howell E. Camp, 58, in a three-count indictment last week, according to court...

Canadian expelled after stealing boat and motoring to Maine

May. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

STEUBEN, Maine (AP) — The U.S Border Patrol and Coast Guard have arrested a Canadian man who stole a commercial fishing boat and motored toward Maine, officials said Tuesday. U.S. law enforcement officials were alerted Monday morning that the boat was stolen from Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick and was...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file, photo, Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter joins a meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens. The U.S. military Tuesday, May 26, 2020 accused Russia of deploying fighter planes to conflict-stricken Libya to support Russian mercenaries aiding east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

US military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya

May. 26, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military Tuesday accused Russia of deploying fighter planes to conflict-stricken Libya to support Russian mercenaries aiding east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli. Russia called the claim “disinformation." In a strongly worded statement, the U.S. Africa...

Monument will honor U.S. Navy's retired F-14 Tomcat fighter

May. 26, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A monument honoring the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet will be installed on Virginia Beach's oceanfront. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the monument will remember the plane as well as those who gave their lives flying it and those who built and sustained the aircraft. The...

Vermont National Guard continues food distribution

May. 26, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of Burlington’s major vehicle routes is going to be closed for much of the day Tuesday while the Vermont National Guard and the Vermont Foodbank distribute meals to neighbors in need. Burlington police say Route 127, better known as the beltline, will be closed Tuesday to...

Sparse crowd gathers at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

May. 25, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A sparse crowd compared with previous Memorial Days gathered at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan on Monday. The North Dakota National Guard livestreamed the ceremony so a crowd wouldn’t gather as the state continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Many...

Multiple agencies search for 2 missing swimmers in Alabama

May. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Multiple agencies continued to search Monday for two swimmers reported missing off an Alabama beach. The Orange Beach Police Department said Ryan Guy, 28, and Darius Robinson, 22, were reported missing Sunday evening at Alabama Point East, AL.com reported. Both men are from New Orleans. Witnesses told police they...

National Guard rescues books in waterlogged Midland

May. 25, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan National Guard rescued 80,000 items from the basement of a Midland library that was flooded when rain swept through the area and dams failed. “There’s no way we could have done it without them,” said Terrie Ahlers, supervisor of adult services at...