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France honors African veterans of World War II landings

Aug. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember it 75 years on — and especially, to honor the many soldiers from African sent from...

Army veteran pleads not guilty in anthem assault on teen

Aug. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Mont. (AP) — An Army veteran pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Montana. Attorney Lance Jasper has told the Missoulian that defendant Curt Brockway, who suffered a traumatic brain...

Home association tells Army vet to remove Puerto Rican flag

Aug. 14, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeowner association says it's against the rules for an Army veteran to fly a Puerto Rican flag outside her home. The Rolling Hills Estates HOA in Kissimmee recently told Frances Santiago that flags other than a U.S. flag, a military flag or a sports flag aren't permitted....

Indiana man charged after shots fired at Chicago hospital

Aug. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man with a history of gun convictions was charged Tuesday with being a felon in possession of a firearm after authorities say he opened fire at a Chicago hospital. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said in a criminal complaint that Bernard Harvey Jr. is accused of entering the...

The Latest: Trump to speak to veterans group in Kentucky

Aug. 12, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Kentucky next week (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump will speak to a military veterans group's annual national convention next week in Kentucky, where he is also headlining a fundraiser in support of Republican Gov....

No one hurt, man arrested after gunfire at Chicago hospital

Aug. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody after shots were fired outside a Chicago hospital and that no one was hurt. Police spokesman Tom Ahern says the man began shooting outside the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on Monday afternoon and then tried to enter the lobby. Ahern says security...

Poland honors wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

Aug. 11, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened ceremonies...

Woodstock generation looks back, from varied vantage points

Aug. 10, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the weekend that shaped the image of a "Woodstock Generation." And that image would echo, appeal and provoke for generations to come. To many who went or wished they did, the pivotal festival of "peace and music" 50 years ago remains an inspiring moment of counterculture community...

Proposed ban on feeding wildlife irks some in Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Gary Livingston has one thing to say to the Pennsylvania Game Commission about its proposal to ban big game feeding: Try and stop me. "They're going to have to take me to jail because I've been doing it for so long. Plus, it's on my property," said Livingtson, 69, of West Mifflin....

Families struggling to cope after mass shootings

Aug. 9, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

Some of the victims were old, some were young. They included teachers, immigrants, a retired iron worker, a business owner, and longtime spouses. Now, their relatives and friends are struggling to go on after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Some funerals already have been held, and more...