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Trump pays respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan

Nov. 21, 2019 8:32 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to a pair of Army officers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. The president and first lady Melania Trump, along with several senior aides, travelled to Delaware to meet with the families of...

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, about 65 miles (105...

The Latest: 2 airmen died while landing at Oklahoma base

Nov. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Air Force base commander says two U.S. airmen were killed in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise in...

Korean peninsula troubles pose US security challenge

Nov. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper is returning from Asia with the U.S. still facing a trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that pose risks to the national security of the U.S. and one of its most important alliances in the region. The toughest of these problems, and arguably the most...

Mexico’s murder rate up, official warns of ‘narcoterrorism’

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s murder rate inched up 2% in the first 10 months of the year, but the latest violence has included much more brazen challenges to authorities. Federal officials said late Wednesday there have been 29,414 homicides so far in 2019, compared to 28,869 in the same period of...

US Special Tactics airman to receive Silver Star Medal

Nov. 21, 2019 2:50 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Special Tactics airman is scheduled to be presented a Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The U.S. Air Force said this week U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith will be awarded on Friday the nation’s third highest medal for gallantry against an...

Former border agent sentenced for striking migrant with car

Nov. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who called migrants “savages” and “subhuman” in text messages less than a month before he used his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Matthew Bowen pleaded...

SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

Nov. 20, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force. Attorneys for Chief Petty Officer...

The Latest: Guard clarifies whistleblower reprisal probe

Nov. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to discharge a Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault whistleblower (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Wisconsin National Guard’s leader is shedding more light on who’s investigating whether commanders are retaliating against a soldier who reported...

Rebels kill 8 in eastern Congo as residents protest violence

Nov. 20, 2019 10:44 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo’s army says rebels have killed at least eight people and kidnapped about a dozen others in an attack in the eastern city of Beni. Residents angered by the ongoing violence have attacked trucks belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping mission and barricaded roads. Army...