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2 ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Aug. 8, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, prosecutors announced late Friday. Former Green Berets Luke Denman and Airan Berry admitted to...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, Slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's mother Gloria Guillen wears a sticker with her daughters image and a Blessed Virgin Mary necklace during a news conference on the National Mall in front of Capitol Hill in Washington. Army leaders are delaying the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fort Hood commander's transfer on hold amid investigations

Aug. 7, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders have delayed the planned transfer of the Fort Hood commander, as a team of independent investigators heads to the base to determine whether leadership failures contributed to the murder of a soldier earlier this year, and several other deaths. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt,...

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

Aug. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday during a visit to the Texas base. “We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understand them so we can make those...

FILE - In this October 2016 file photo, construction continues on the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge “did not make the findings necessary for injunctive relief.” (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

Aug. 5, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying...

Fort Hood soldier drowns; 4th from base dead in months

Aug. 4, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

BELTON, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials said Tuesday that a Fort Hood soldier drowned at the same lake near the Texas base where another soldier's body was found last month. The body of Spc. Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, 24, was recovered Sunday after he went underwater while being pulled on an...

US Army names head of V Corps HQ to be based in Poland

Aug. 4, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. and Polish defense officials attended a ceremony Tuesday to name the commander of U.S. Army V Corps overseas headquarters, which will be located in Poland to further enhance America's military presence in the region. U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville named Maj. Gen....

Washington fish trap opens October, will be largest in U.S.

Aug. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WHITE RIVER, Wash. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will complete a fish trapping facility 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Seattle in October that will be the largest in North America. The White River Fish Passage Facility will be able to handle an estimated one million salmon per year. The $131...

This photo provided by shows a mural forSarah Keys Evans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.  Evans, whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 sparked a change in law is being honored with a plaza bearing her name and murals depicting her arrest. (Les Atkins via AP)

Woman who refused to give up bus seat to be honored

Aug. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 led to a lawsuit that sparked a change in law is being honored with a special day. Sarah Keys Evans was being honored by the city of Roanoke Rapids on Saturday with a plaza bearing her name and murals...

Louisiana OKs deepening Mississippi River to 50 feet

Aug. 1, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi River in Louisiana is getting deeper. The state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday agreed to start deepening the shipping channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Baton Rouge from a depth of 45 feet (13.7 meters) to 50 feet (15.2 meters). The move will also provide...

Law firm representing Fort Hood soldier in fatal shooting

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas law firm said it is representing a soldier stationed at Fort Hood who fatally shot an armed demonstrator at an Austin rally against police violence last weekend. The law firm Broden & Mickelsen said Thursday night that it is representing Sgt. Daniel Perry, who is on...