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Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test

Jul. 24, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world's largest naval base, a recent swing included boarding an...

Man charged in Tacoma security guard’s death

Jul. 23, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard found dead in downtown Tacoma was severely beaten by a U.S. Army Ranger after she tried to stop the intoxicated man from entering a building, according to court documents. The News Tribune reports that on Friday,...

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

Jul. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban...

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

Jul. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. leadership in...

Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

Jul. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A miner who said he was harassed by a bear for seven straight nights in the tundra near Nome was rescued when a passing Coast Guard helicopter spotted the SOS, an internationally recognized sign for help, on top of his cabin. The man, who was not...

Pearl Harbor casualty remains ID'd as California sailor

Jul. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from California who was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton...

US airstrike in Somalia is 2nd this week against al-Shabab

Jul. 23, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this week, U.S. forces on Friday conducted an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia. The earlier strike, on Tuesday, was the first in Somalia since President Joe Biden took office in January. In a brief...

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing

Jul. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force Maj. Grant Thompson thanked a British photographer the best way he knew how - by ripping the flight patch from his shoulder and handing it to the man whose quick action last week ensured he landed safely after an engine in his F-15E Strike Eagle malfunctioned. ...

Brothers' bodies found after helicopter disappears

Jul. 23, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers from Virginia have been found after the helicopter they were traveling in disappeared off the North Carolina coast, authorities said. Officials were notified Thursday that the body of one man was found in the...

Montana National Guard mobilized to support firefighting

Jul. 22, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte mobilized the Montana National Guard Thursday to assist in wildfire response as the entire state faces abnormally dry conditions contributing to fire risk. The governor ordered two helicopter support crews, including 24 soldiers,...