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US naval officer sues over military transgender ban

Mar. 18, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. naval officer who is facing involuntary discharge because of a policy restricting transgender people from military service has filed a lawsuit that aims to force defense officials to allow her to continue serving. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, is the first legal challenge to the...

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Review: Former Navy SEAL Mark Devine writes leadership book

Mar. 6, 2020 12:24 PM EST

“Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams,” St. Martin’s Press, by Mark Divine Safe to say that Navy SEALs are considered to be the most elite of special forces. That heritage gives former SEAL Mark Divine, author of "Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015 file photo, U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest, left, of Orange, Conn., stands in formation during an Army Ranger School graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga. In arguments to be heard on a college campus, federal appeals court judges on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, will consider whether the military's all-male draft system is constitutional. A Texas-based federal judge ruled last year that it is not, ruling in a lawsuit brought by the National Coalition for Men. The government appealed, leading to Tuesday's hearing before a three judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Court considers whether men-only draft is constitutional

Mar. 3, 2020 1:54 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weeks before a government commission weighs in on the subject, a federal appeals court panel was urged Tuesday to rule unconstitutional the military's all-male draft registration system. But the three members of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical that they should do...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

Michigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctor

Feb. 28, 2020 4:48 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday. In a statement released with the...

Air Force service song changed to use gender-neutral lyrics

Feb. 27, 2020 5:25 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force changed lyrics in its service anthem by dropping gender references that exclude women. The change announced Thursday by the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, is designed to make the service friendlier to women, The Gazette reports. "Our song...

India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

Feb. 17, 2020 4:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday ordered the federal government to grant permanent commission and command positions to female officers in the army on par with men, asserting that the government's arguments against the policy were based on gender stereotypes. The court’s decision,...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo members of the military attend a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Suicides in the active-duty Air Force surged last year to the highest total in at least three decades, even as the other military services saw their numbers stabilize or decline, according to officials and unpublished preliminary data. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Air Force suicides surged last year to highest in 3 decades

Feb. 8, 2020 12:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides in the active-duty Air Force surged last year to the highest total in at least three decades, even as the other military services saw their numbers stabilize or decline, according to officials and unpublished preliminary data. The reasons for the Air Force increase are not fully...