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Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

Jun. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde of Fort Worth...

Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 17, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seasoned combat veterans who described losing comrades and taking war prisoners were questioned Monday as possible jurors in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq. All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special...

The Latest: Combat vets possible jurors in Navy SEAL trial

Jun. 17, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A defense lawyer for a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner says he's hopeful a jury will be seated with seasoned combat veterans....

The Latest: Man who fired at Texas courthouse just graduated

Jun. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local): 5 p.m. A 22-year-old man who was killed after opening fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas had just graduated from community college in Corpus Christi. Brian Isaack Clyde was...

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness. Castro's housing plan released Monday hits close to his stint as secretary of...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

Jun. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a celebration on June 8, a day after his birthday, Frey ended up with well over 5,000 cards, the Daily Herald reports. According...

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

Jun. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a celebration on June 8, a day after his birthday, Frey ended up with well over 5,000 cards, the Daily Herald reports. According...

Swastika found at cemetery where WWII soldiers are buried

Jun. 16, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A swastika has been found in a Jackson County cemetery where World War II soldiers are buried. Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies has reported the vandalism at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery to the police department. Authorities believe it happened before the weekend, possibly early Friday...

Texas event marks birthdays of George HW Bush, wife Barbara

Jun. 15, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A crowd has gathered at the George H.W. Bush presidential center at Texas A&M University as part of a birthday celebration for the 41st president and his wife Barbara. Members of the Bush family gathered Saturday to lay a wreath at the couple's gravesite. George Bush...