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FILE- In this June 15, 2019 file photo, Christopher C. Morgan touches the casket of his son, West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, during the interment ceremony at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Military officials said on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 that Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong was found guilty of negligent homicide in the vehicle rollover that killed Morgan, and was sentenced to three years confinement and a discharge for bad conduct. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP, File)

Soldier guilty in West Point rollover that killed cadet

Jul. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier found guilty of negligent homicide in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet last year was sentenced to three years' confinement and a discharge for bad conduct, military officials said Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong was found guilty of negligent...

FILE - In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is wheeled out of Cobble Hill Health Center by emergency medical workers in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found no strong link between a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks. Scientists, health care professionals and elected officials assailed the report released last week for failing to address the actual impact of the March 25 order, which by the state’s own count ushered more than 6,300 recovering virus patients into nursing homes at the height of the pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Nursing homes allow visits in NY, but few can open doors

Jul. 15, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York began to allow people to visit loved ones — with restrictions — at nursing homes Wednesday, but few homes have opened their doors. Just 22 of more than 600 nursing homes in New York have submitted needed safety plans to allow limited visits, according to the state...

A West Point cadet leads a formation of new cadets, Monday, July 13, 2020, at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The Army is welcoming more than 1,200 candidates from every state. Candidates will be COVID-19 tested immediately upon arrival, wear masks, and practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Ten-Hut! Mask On! Class of 2024 to West Point amid pandemic

Jul. 13, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — New cadet candidates arriving at the U.S. Military Academy on Monday were promptly tested for COVID-19, stood at attention in face masks and were given shouted orders to wash their hands. The transition from civilian to West Point cadet is different for the Class of 2024 as the...

A Cadet listens during a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on the parade field, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congressman: Remove Confederate traces from West Point

Jun. 19, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy has been asked again to rename buildings honoring Confederate officers like Robert E. Lee by the Democratic congressman who represents the area. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter co-signed by 21 other members of Congress to the secretaries of the U.S....

President Donald Trump speaks to United States Military Academy graduating cadets during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. Trump’s commencement speech to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic comes as arguments rage over his threat to use American troops on U.S. soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

As US seethes over race, Trump calls out 'evil of slavery'

Jun. 13, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to “extinguish the evil of slavery.” Trump's appeal...

West Point graduates its first observant Sikh woman

Jun. 13, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The United States Military Academy at West Point will make history Saturday when it graduates the first observant Sikh woman to successfully complete the path to a four-year degree. Second Lt. Anmol Narang is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She did a...

Correction: Sikh Graduate-West Point story

Jun. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — In a story June 12, 2020, about a Sikh graduate at West Point, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Second Lt. Anmol Narang is the first Sikh graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Other Sikhs have graduated previously but the Sikh Coalition says Narang...

FILE - In a Monday, July 1, 2019 file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. William G. Kelly and his wife Angie pose with the Class of 2023 for their class photo on Day One of Swab Summer in New London, Conn. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has failed to properly investigate and handle allegations of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Coast Guard Academy faulted on response to racial incidents

Jun. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy failed to properly address complaints of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. The academy in New London, Connecticut, said Monday it accepts the recommendations of the inspector...