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Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

Nov. 24, 2021 16:48 PM EST

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — A former Army officer and Detroit native who reported in 2005 that military prisoners in the Middle East were being beaten and abused by U.S. soldiers has died. Major Ian Fishback of Newberry, Michigan, died suddenly Nov. 19, according to his...

Former Arizona AG Grant Woods remembered in memorial service

Nov. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Friends and relatives on Friday remembered former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods as a funny and talented public servant who made friends from all walks of life and relentlessly pursued justice. Woods was a longtime Republican loyalist who changed...

Max Cleland dies; senator and veteran lost limbs in Vietnam

Nov. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Cleland, who lost three limbs to a hand grenade in Vietnam and later became a groundbreaking Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator from Georgia until an attack ad questioning his patriotism derailed his reelection, died on Tuesday. He was 79. ...

Today in History

Nov. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2021. There are 57 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States...

Services set for former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods

Oct. 28, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Services for former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods have been set for next month, with eulogies planned by Cindy McCain and retired NBA player Charles Barkley. Woods' wife, Marlene Galan Woods, announced Thursday that a celebration of his life will...

Arizona history-Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Oct. 27, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 31 On this date in 1890, Harrison Morton Lavender, mining engineer and Vice President and General Manager of Phelps Dodge Corp. for whom the Lavender Pit at Bisbee is named, was born. On this date in 1909, Navajo Chief Hashkeneinii,...

Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the...

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67

Oct. 23, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and then-President Donald Trump, died Saturday. His unexpected death at age...

More Sinema backers defect over her Biden plan objections

Oct. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faced more defections Thursday from the broad base of support she built to win her seat in 2018 when five members of her veterans advisory council resigned over her opposition to parts of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...