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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...

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

May. 23, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers. But for people such as Manuel Castañeda...

Over 1 million claims related to toxic exposure granted under new veterans law, Biden announces

May. 21, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden, aiming to highlight his legislative accomplishments this election year, traveled to New Hampshire on Tuesday to discuss how he's helped military veterans get benefits as a result of burn pit or other toxic exposure during their service. ...

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,...

Russia celebrates victory in World War II as Putin accuses the West of fueling global conflicts

May. 09, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, as President Vladimir Putin celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II by hailing his forces fighting in Ukraine and blasting the West for fueling conflicts around the world. Even...

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...

George W. Bush's portraits of veterans are heading to Disney World

May. 01, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World will host dozens of portraits of service members and veterans from the nation's Painter-in-Chief. The George W. Bush Institute will loan the 60 color portraits by the former U.S. president to the Florida theme park resort. The...

Prince Harry and Meghan to visit Nigeria in May for Invictus Games talks

Apr. 28, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will visit Nigeria in May for talks on the Invictus Games, which he founded to aid the rehabilitation of wounded and sick servicemembers and veterans, a Nigerian official said Sunday. A statement from Nigerian defense spokesman...

The German parliament votes for an annual veterans' day to honor military service

Apr. 25, 2024 07:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament voted Thursday to introduce an annual national “veterans' day” to honor people who have served in the military, which often has struggled to gain recognition in the country. The proposal was drawn up by the parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz's...

Jill Biden launches bike ride for wounded service members, stresses need to support vets

Apr. 24, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday sounded a red horn to start the Wounded Warrior Project's annual Soldier Ride from the White House lawn, using the launch of the multiday bike ride to stress the importance of supporting service members. “My husband often says that we...