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Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 13, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of...

Sailor who shot, killed himself at Hawaii resort identified

Apr. 12, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Monday identified the U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at a luxury resort after a standoff with police over the weekend. Russell Cruz, 40, of Kailua, Hawaii, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the...

Virginia AG wants police records after Army officer stopped

Apr. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Virginia's attorney general has asked a small police department to release personnel records of two officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army lieutenant during a traffic stop. Mark Herring's office said in a statement Monday that he is...

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration

Apr. 12, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record...

Pentagon chief orders review of deadly 2020 attack in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing...

Former soldiers charged in stabbing death of another soldier

Apr. 12, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two former soldiers have been indicted on charges including murder in the death of another soldier who was found stabbed to death in his room on a Georgia military base, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Byron Booker, 28, of Ludowici,...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a...

Biden nominee Wormuth would be first woman to lead Army

Apr. 12, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, a former senior Pentagon official, to be the first woman to lead the Army, the White House said Monday. If confirmed by the Senate as Army secretary, Wormuth would be one of the more powerful...

2 people survive small plane crash near San Juan Island

Apr. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Two people survived after their small plane crashed into the water near the San Juan Islands Sunday evening, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency managers and the Coast Guard were sent to the south end of Blakley...

Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

Apr. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case. ...