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Man sentenced to 25 years for teaching bomb-making to person targeting authorities

May. 24, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a North Carolina man to 25 years in prison for teaching someone how to make bombs meant to kill federal law enforcement officers. A jury had found Christopher Arthur, 40, guilty in 2023 for the bomb-related charges, as well...

Army presents Purple Heart to Minnesota veteran 73 years after he was wounded in Korean War

May. 17, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — After 73 years and a long fight with the U.S. Army, a Korean War veteran from Minnesota who was wounded in combat finally got his Purple Heart medal on Friday. The Army notified Earl Meyer, 96, of St. Peter, last month that it had granted him a Purple Heart,...

US special operations leaders are having to do more with less and learning from the war in Ukraine

May. 12, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Forced to do more with less and learning from the war in Ukraine, U.S. special operations commanders are juggling how to add more high-tech experts to their teams while still cutting their overall forces by about 5,000 troops over the next five years. The...

On D-Day, 19-year-old medic Charles Shay was ready to give his life, and save as many as he could

May. 06, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

BRETTEVILLE-L'ORGUEILLEUSE, France (AP) — On D-Day, Charles Shay was a 19-year-old U.S. Army medic who was ready to give his life — and save as many as he could. Now 99, he’s spreading a message of peace with tireless dedication as he’s about to take part in the 80th...

Army lieutenant colonel charged with smuggling firearm parts from Russia, other countries

May. 02, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel was arrested Thursday on charges that he illegally imported firearms parts from foreign countries including Russia and dealt weapons without a license, federal prosecutors said. Frank Ross Talbert, 40, has been indicted on 21...

Korean War veteran from Minnesota will finally get his Purple Heart medal, 73 years late

Apr. 23, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Korean War veteran from Minnesota who still carries shrapnel in his leg from when he was wounded in combat will finally get his Purple Heart medal, 73 years late. The U.S. Army notified Earl Meyer, 96, of St. Peter, on Monday that it has reversed itself and...

Ralph Puckett Jr., awarded Medal of Honor for heroism during the Korean War, dies at 97

Apr. 10, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

Ralph Puckett Jr., a retired Army colonel awarded the Medal of Honor seven decades after he was wounded leading a company of outnumbered Army Rangers in battle during the Korean War, has died at age 97. Puckett died peacefully Monday at his home in Columbus, Georgia, according to the...

The US Army will hold combat training in the Philippines to hone skills as maritime tensions rise

Apr. 08, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Army is introducing a joint battlefield training in the Philippines to improve combat readiness including by ensuring adequate supply of ammunition and other needs in difficult conditions in tropical jungles and on scattered islands, a U.S. general said. ...

Today in History: March 23, “Titanic” wins record-tying 11 Oscars

Mar. 23, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2024. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1998, “Titanic” tied an Academy Awards record by winning 11 Oscars, including best picture, best...

Author Mitch Albom, 9 others evacuated by helicopter from violence-torn Port-au-Prince

Mar. 13, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and nine others have been rescued by helicopter from Haiti after becoming stranded in the poverty-stricken and violence-torn Caribbean nation while visiting an orphanage. The group was forced to shelter inside the...