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Democrat Pandy bids to upset GOP's Clyde in 9th District

Oct. 24, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There may be no better embodiment of the uphill underdog struggle in many of Georgia's congressional districts than the 9th District contest pitting Democrat Devin Pandy against Republican Andrew Clyde in the state's northeast corner. The district is intensely Republican, with Pandy trying...

US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash

Oct. 23, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities said. Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the T-6B Texan II...

Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

Oct. 22, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed. The result, he says, is every...

National security adviser visits Maine naval installations

Oct. 21, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

President Donald Trump's national security adviser is paying visits to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Bath Iron Works. Robert C. O’Brien started his day Wednesday at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which repairs and overhauls nuclear-powered attack submarines in Kittery, Maine. Afterward, he was traveling to...

FILE - In this April 11, 2003 file photo, a flight deck handler watches as an F/A 18E Super Hornet is launched from the USS Nimitz in the Prsian Gulf. The Navy says a fighter jet has crashed in the Mojave Desert but its pilot safely ejected. The F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's Central Valley went down Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Superior Valley south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Navy jet crashes in California, but pilot ejects safely

Oct. 20, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHINA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Tuesday in the Mojave Desert, but its pilot safely ejected, the Navy said. The F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's Central Valley went down during a routine training mission in Superior Valley south of Naval Air Weapons...

Turkish military convoy drives through the village of Urum al-Jawz, in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Turkish troops in northwestern Syria have been evacuating one of their largest military bases in the area, which was surrounded by Syrian government troops for months, activists said Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Turkey evacuates large military post in northwest Syria

Oct. 20, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish troops in northwestern Syria have been evacuating one of their largest military bases in the area, which was surrounded by Syrian government troops for months, activists said Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials. Activists and opposition media platforms...

Anchorage military ordered to avoid bars and restaurants

Oct. 19, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Personnel stationed at a military base in Alaska's largest city were ordered to avoid bars and interior dining at restaurants amid rising coronavirus cases on and off the base. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson placed the restrictions on airmen and soldiers in Anchorage, The...

Montgomery officials tying tax bid to military future

Oct. 18, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials supporting a move to raise property taxes in a bid to improve Montgomery's troubled public schools say defeat could endanger the future of its military facilities, a leading employer in central Alabama. A recent military report pointed out the area's lack of support for...

Sailors of the USS Cole bow their heads during a benediction following a remembrance ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attack on USS Cole at Naval Station Norfolk on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

US Navy holds remembrance of 2000 USS Cole terror attack

Oct. 12, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A ceremony has been held to honor the 17 sailors who died in the terrorist bombing attack on the USS Cole 20 years ago. The Virginian-Pilot reports the ship’s bell tolled Monday morning for each sailor who died. A sailor from the destroyer solemnly read aloud each victim's name...

President Donald Trump removes his face mask to speak from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump insists he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail

Oct. 11, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was healthy enough to return to the campaign trail, a day after the White House doctor said he was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. Trump, who was poised...