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US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill

Sep. 30, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity...

California enacts law to help LGBTQ military veterans

Sep. 17, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law in California will help military service members who were discharged under “don't ask, don't tell" policies because of their sexual or gender identities to reestablish their eligibility for Veterans Affairs benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday. ...

Poland wants Russia to return paintings looted during WWII

Sep. 14, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will formally ask Russia to return seven paintings now in a leading Moscow museum that were looted during World War II by the Soviet Red Army, the Polish culture minister said Wednesday. But Piotr Glinski also said that about 20 previous requests to...

Ukraine's military claims downing Iran drone used by Russia

Sep. 14, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military claimed Tuesday for the first time that it encountered an Iranian-supplied suicide drone used by Russia on the battlefield, showing the deepening ties between Moscow and Tehran as the Islamic Republic's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the...

Military vet saves 2 women from burning neighborhood home

Sep. 11, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — For Marvin Pinckney, running into a burning house was “just instinct to do the right thing.” His quick action resulted in two women being evacuated safely from an Enterprise home engulfed in flames. The retired Army command sergeant major is a neighbor of...

Military families' housing benefits lag as rents explode

Aug. 24, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

When Kristin Martin found out her husband was being transferred to Naval Base San Diego, securing housing for their family of five quickly took over her life. On-base housing wasn’t an option — the waitlist for a four-bedroom home in the neighborhoods they qualified for was 14...

Today in History: July 7, female cadets at West Point

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119...