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AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

Dec. 9, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance. But on Monday, 16 national...

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

Dec. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army officer who held a top-secret security clearance shared nude photos of a teenage girl online and discussed plans to drug the girl and have sex with her, according to federal court records unsealed Monday. Army Maj. Jason Musgrove was arrested and charged with distributing child...

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Dec. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post. The documents reveal deep frustrations about...

Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers' request Monday, following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers' sexual assault and harassment...

Timeline of Wisconsin Guard sex assault developments

Dec. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander agreed to resign Monday after Gov. Tony Evers released a federal report that found he improperly launched his own investigations into sexual assault complaints in defiance of federal law and Department of Defense policy. Here is a timeline...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 8, 2019 8:28 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack...

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...