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Naval Academy probes possible 'white power' gesture at game

Dec. 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

The U.S. Naval Academy has appointed an officer to conduct an internal investigation into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by students during a broadcast before the Army-Navy football game, an academy spokeswoman said Sunday. “Based on findings of the investigation, those involved...

Coroner: Body of central Indiana Army vet goes unclaimed

Dec. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The body of an 89-year-old Army veteran has gone unclaimed, a central Indiana coroner said. George R. Green of Elwood died Dec. 5, Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone said. Noone said she has had to make funeral arrangements for Green without his family's input because none of his...

50-year-old letter to fallen soldier opened by family

Dec. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — About 50 years ago, Opal Shrewsbury wrote a letter to her son, Paul W. Shrewsbury, about what was going on with his family back home, enclosed some family photographs, and mailed it to where he was serving with the Army in Vietnam. The letter was dated March 11, 1969. It was the...

Possible 'white power' hand signs at Army-Navy game probed

Dec. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power" and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands...

Army veteran gets 5 years for placing bomb at VA hospital

Dec. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for placing a home-made bomb at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital. Mark Edward Allen, 61, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court in September to attempted destruction of U.S. property with an explosive. Allen placed a hoax...

US charges Army vet with threatening to shoot congressman

Dec. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 64-year-old Army veteran has been charged in federal court with making a threatening communication against an Illinois congressman, Randall E. Tarr, of Rochester, Illinois, is accused of leaving a voicemail message at U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' office on Nov. 25 threatening to shoot...

Birding groups sue to stop Lake Erie wind farm project

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two birding groups filed a federal lawsuit trying to block a planned wind farm in Lake Erie, saying the project poses a danger to birds that fly through the area. The groups said the proposed six-turbine wind farm for just off the shore of Cleveland “would pose substantial...

White Sands monument closer to gaining national park status

Dec. 11, 2019 7:58 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national monument in southern New Mexico is one step closer to being re-designated as a national park. The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a defense spending measure that includes language to boost the classification of White Sands National Monument. President Donald Trump has...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Dec. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa...

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

Dec. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army officer who held a top-secret security clearance shared nude photos of a teenage girl online and discussed plans to drug the girl and have sex with her, according to federal court records unsealed Monday. Army Maj. Jason Musgrove was arrested and charged with distributing child...