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A Memphis man is now charged with attacking two homeless men in recent months

Jul. 08, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran charged with fatally shooting a homeless man has also been accused of attacking another homeless person with a knife in downtown Memphis, court documents show. Karl P. Loucks, 41, was charged June 25 with aggravated assault after police...

Biden bestows Medal of Honor on Union soldiers who helped hijack train in Confederate territory

Jul. 03, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to two Union soldiers who stole a locomotive deep in Confederate territory during the Civil War and drove it north for 87 miles (140 kilometers) as they destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph...

JBLM servicemen say the Army didn't protect them from a doctor charged with abusive sexual contact

Jun. 28, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

Fifteen current or retired Joint Base Lewis-McChord servicemen who say the Army failed to protect them from a military doctor who has been charged with sexual abuse are each seeking $5 million in damages for the emotional distress they say they have suffered. “I have overwhelming...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army, forerunner of the US Army, is created

Jun. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

US and Filipino forces end drills that tested their endurance in brutal heat and volatile weather

Jun. 10, 2024 09:46 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of American and Filipino troops concluded Monday a new combat exercise in the northern Philippines that tested their endurance in more than a week of brutal heat and volatile weather, and braced them to respond to any threat in tropical jungles and on scattered...

LA28 organizers choose former US military leader Reynold Hoover as CEO

Jun. 05, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics has hired retired Army Lt. Gen. Reynold Hoover as its CEO. In a news release announcing the move on Wednesday, the committee said, “Hoover's appointment underscored LA28's heightened focus on operations...

A Black medic wounded on D-Day saved dozens of lives. He's finally being posthumously honored

Jun. 03, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Waverly Woodson Jr., a medic who was part of the only Black combat unit to take part in the D-Day invasion of France during World War II, is being posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in recognition of the heroism and determination he showed treating troops under...

Father of North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore dies at 75

May. 28, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Rick Moore, the father of North Carolina Republican House Speaker Tim Moore and a former local elected official, died Monday at age 75. The elder Moore died at his Kings Mountain home after a “long-term health battle,” Tim Moore spokesperson Demi...

Man sentenced to 25 years for teaching bomb-making to person targeting authorities

May. 24, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a North Carolina man to 25 years in prison for teaching someone how to make bombs meant to kill federal law enforcement officers. A jury had found Christopher Arthur, 40, guilty in 2023 for the bomb-related charges, as well...

Army presents Purple Heart to Minnesota veteran 73 years after he was wounded in Korean War

May. 17, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — After 73 years and a long fight with the U.S. Army, a Korean War veteran from Minnesota who was wounded in combat finally got his Purple Heart medal on Friday. The Army notified Earl Meyer, 96, of St. Peter, last month that it had granted him a Purple Heart,...