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S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

Oct. 21, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. A district court ruled this...

Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work

Oct. 20, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has begun hiring more agents and support staff for its criminal investigations, as the new civilian director works to correct widespread failures that surfaced last year after a string of murders and other crimes at Fort Hood, Texas. Gregory...

Russia ups defense ties with Belarus amid tensions with NATO

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense chief on Wednesday voiced concern about a buildup of NATO forces near the country's borders, and called for stronger defense ties with neighboring Belarus. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted recent efforts to boost military cooperation...

Navy details changes, more oversight in wake of warship fire

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after arson destroyed a Navy warship, service leaders said Wednesday they are making changes and increasing oversight to correct widespread failures that led to the scrapping of the USS Bonhomme Richard. “I see the loss of the...

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

Oct. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. ...

Navy report obtained by AP finds sweeping failures by commanders, crew in 2020 fire that destroyed warship

Oct. 19, 2021 13:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy report obtained by AP finds sweeping failures by commanders, crew in 2020 fire that destroyed warship.

Iowa National Guard members to help resettle Afghan refugees

Oct. 19, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of Iowa National Guard members are being deployed to help resettle Afghan refugees. The Sioux City Journal reported Tuesday that about 30 members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City are being deployed....

Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war

Oct. 19, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. ...

Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq

Oct. 18, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A...

Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard

Oct. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about 2 tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. The raid illustrates that...