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Ex-boyfriend pleads guilty in helpful-homeless-man scam

Dec. 6, 2019 2:25 PM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Friday to a state charge stemming from a scheme that raked in more than $400,000 in online donations with a phony story about a homeless man helping a stranded woman. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Burlington County to...

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

Christmas parades with Confederate floats canceled

Dec. 5, 2019 10:35 AM EST

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A second North Carolina town has canceled its Christmas parade over concerns about possible protests of a float celebrating the Confederacy. Leaders in Wake Forest had said last week that the town's parade would go on and include the Sons & Daughters of the Confederacy despite...

Town parade canceled over possible Confederate float issues

Nov. 29, 2019 10:12 AM EST

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town has canceled its annual Christmas parade over possible issues with a float sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Garner spokesman Rick Mercier tells The News & Observer that online chatter about the float led officials to conclude the event could be...

Trump’s actions raise concern about role in military justice

Nov. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics....

Sons of Confederate Veterans withdraws Tennessee complaint

Nov. 26, 2019 10:10 AM EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter in Tennessee has voluntarily dismissed its complaint against the state Historic Commission accusing it of improperly removing Civil War markers. The Tennessean reports Historic Commission executive director Patrick McIntyre confirmed the...

Navy veteran may have been dead in apartment for 3 years

Nov. 25, 2019 6:36 PM EST

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — Doris Stevens’ son, a Navy veteran who traveled the world for work and pleasure, suddenly stopped answering her phone calls in 2016. Stevens said she spent years trying to find out what happened, appealing to authorities to no avail. Earlier this month, Stevens received a grim...

Denmark, Poland celebrate 100 years of diplomatic ties

Nov. 25, 2019 7:46 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary marked 100 years of Denmark’s diplomatic ties with Poland with a one-day visit to Warsaw Monday that involved meeting Poland’s president and World War II veterans. Frederik and Mary were greeted with military honors by...

Pennsylvania moves to raise cigarettes, tobacco age to 21

Nov. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is moving to join 18 other states and ban the purchase of cigarettes and other tobacco products by people under 21, although it’s maintaining an exception for military veterans or service members who are at least 18. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said he’d...

Body of long-dead man found in his suburban Dallas apartment

Nov. 20, 2019 10:40 PM EST

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — The body of a long-dead man has been found in his suburban Dallas apartment. DeSoto police say the body of 51-year-old Ronald Wayne White was found on the kitchen floor of his apartment last week by staff of the DeSoto Town Center Apartments checking units not using water. White had...