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Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Authorities search for man on Lake Erie after boat flips

Dec. 8, 2019 3:31 PM EST

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rescue crews searched Sunday for a 51-year-old Michigan man after a 16-foot fishing boat flipped over on Lake Erie in Monroe Township, authorities said. Another boater, a 28-year-old Monroe resident, was rescued from the water and hospitalized for non-life threatening...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Senate passes Merrill's Marauders congressional medal

Dec. 8, 2019 3:10 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to an Army unit known as Merrill's Marauders that fought Japanese forces in Burma during World War II. The name given to the 5307th Composite Unit refers to its leader Brigadier General Frank Merrill. Merrill...

Lawmakers seek suspension, review of US training for Saudis

Dec. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican ally of President Donald Trump went a step further than the White House on Sunday by calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from an American military training program after a student pilot from the kingdom shot and killed three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida....

America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

Dec. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EST

It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated...

Deployment ceremony held for group of Guard members

Dec. 8, 2019 10:40 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group of New Hampshire Army National Guard members is being deployed to Afghanistan. A ceremony was held Saturday in Concord for the seven members of the Operational Support Airlift Detachment 18. They were on their way to training in Texas and then to Afghanistan. The fixed -wing...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 8, 2019 8:28 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack...

Morgan couple wants to honor soldiers killed in Vietnam

Dec. 8, 2019 3:58 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Every time Heather Collins talks about Cpl. David Lee Turner and his burial site, she becomes emotional. “It’s a shame,” she said about Davidson Cemetery in Lacey’s Spring where Turner was interred. “He deserves better. All our soldiers do.”...

Navy, families recount heroics of fallen sailors in shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 11:24 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a hero, as his family recounted how the 23-year-old — in his last minutes of life — led first responders to an active...