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Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam heroism

Jul. 05, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for their heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War. Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro, Specialist Five...

US: Israeli fire likely killed reporter; no final conclusion

Jul. 04, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position. But they said it was too badly damaged to reach an absolute determination, and that there is “no reason to believe” she was deliberately...

US: Test of bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist inconclusive; overall evidence points to Israeli military

Jul. 04, 2022 09:47 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US: Test of bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist inconclusive; overall evidence points to Israeli military.

US Navy offers cash for tips to seize Mideast drugs, weapons

Jul. 04, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet is starting to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's arming of Yemen's Houthi...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

Boy goes missing, dies while swimming in Virginia Beach

Jul. 03, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off the coast of Virginia Beach was found dead Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Boats, divers and at least one helicopter assisted in the effort to find the boy, who was last seen by his family in the...

North Korea slams US-South Korea-Japan military cooperation

Jul. 02, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that the move is prompting urgent calls for the country to reinforce its military capability. ...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

Jul. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for a fisherman believed to have fallen overboard from a trawler off the Massachusetts coast. The man was reported missing early Friday morning by his crewmates on the Susan Rose, a 77-foot-long fishing...

Texas' border mission grows, but crossings still high

Jul. 02, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following the horror of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks — again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given the National Guard arrest powers and bused...

Distrust remains after Navy report on tainted Hawaii water

Jul. 01, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Lauren Wright continues to be leery of the water coming out of the taps in her family's U.S. Navy home in Hawaii, saying she doesn't trust that it's safe. Wright, her sailor husband and their three children ages 8 to 17 were among the thousands of people who were...