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Army Corps to spend $732M on Mississippi River lock upgrade

Jan. 19, 2022 23:17 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps said it will spend $732 million to expand a lock and dam system to help barges more efficiently transport millions of tons of corn, soybeans and other goods along the Mississippi River. The lock expansion was part of the Biden...

Storm chews up Jersey Shore beach that's being widened

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — The weekend storm that brought rain and snow to much of New Jersey also caused significant erosion to a Jersey Shore beach that was already in the process of being widened. Now, federal and state officials are trying to determine whether additional sand needs to...

Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

Jan. 16, 2022 00:19 AM EST

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. One of...

Soo Locks to close to marine traffic for winter maintenance

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie are shutting down to marine traffic to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform critical maintenance. The locks on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron are expected to be closed from...

Oldest WWII veteran to be remembered at museum service

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing the war. Funeral services will be held Saturday at The National WWII Museum in New...

Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll

Jan. 12, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who join for six years, The Associated Press has learned, as the service struggles to lure soldiers into certain critical jobs during the continuing pandemic. ...

Army offers reward in Fort Riley woman's killing last fall

Jan. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EST

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in a shooting death at Milford State Park last year. Enfinnity Hayes, 22, of Fort Riley, was killed on Oct. 3 while she was at the group...

Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 13:23 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualls joins packed GOP field in race for Minnesota governor

Jan. 09, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran and former healthcare executive said Sunday he's running for governor in Minnesota, joining a handful of other Republicans who have announced for the job. Kendall Qualls, who lives in Medina with his wife and five children, said he is the...

Maine National Guard general retires, returns to alma mater

Jan. 08, 2022 10:34 AM EST

The highest-ranking woman in the Maine Army National Guard has departed to take a job at the University of Maine. Brig. Gen. Diane Dunn, who retired Dec. 31 after serving for 33 years, now returns to her alma mater as a senior adviser for special initiatives to UMaine President Joan...