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In Venezuela, Guaidรณ questions Maduro claims about US talks

Aug. 21, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government. Guaidó spoke a day after Maduro and...

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Aug. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student loan...

Pilot blames bad gas in California small plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot who said Wednesday he was forced to ditch his newly purchased aircraft in the ocean off California during a photo shoot believes bad gasoline caused the plane to malfunction. Pilot David Lesh said he had siphoned particulate matter out of the gas but doesn't think he got all of...

The Latest: Pilot blames bad gas in California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane rescue off the Northern California coast (all times local): 11 a.m. The pilot of a small plane that malfunctioned says he believes bad gasoline forced him to ditch the aircraft into the ocean off the Northern California coast. David Lesh says Wednesday he had...

Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq

Aug. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran accused Israeli drones of carrying out a series of attacks on bases run by the militias, saying Wednesday that they hold the United States ultimately responsible. The militias vowed to defend themselves against any future attack. The rare and...

Gov. signs law expanding National Guard tuition assistance

Aug. 21, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a measure allowing members of the Oregon National Guard to receive tuition assistance at Oregon Health and Science University and private institutions in addition to community colleges and public higher education institutions. KATU-TV reports House...

Australia joins US-led mission to protect Hormuz shipping

Aug. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the prime minister said Wednesday. Australia will contribute troops, a surveillance plane and a Navy...

The Latest: 2 rescued after Northern California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash near San Francisco (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The pilot of a plane that crashed in the ocean and sank south of San Francisco says he'd only bought the aircraft only a few weeks ago. Authorities say the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down...

US Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-Korean ties

Aug. 20, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Gen. David Berger, the new U.S. Marines commandant, acknowledged Wednesday that he is concerned about deteriorating relations between Japan and South Korea, both key regional allies, but expressed hopes politicians would work out a resolution. Berger stressed that Japan and Korea have common...

Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado to close in September

Aug. 20, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado has announced it will close its cadet chapel for extensive renovations beginning in September. KOAA-TV reports the military academy says Sept. 3 is the final day scheduled for visits prior to the chapel's three-year closure. Officials at...