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The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

Dempsey back as USA Basketball chair; Bird, Durant on board

Oct. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation’s board of directors. ...

Former NFL official Carl Madsen dead at age 71

Oct. 25, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Madsen, who worked as an NFL on-field umpire and then as a replay official, died Sunday. He was 71. The league confirmed Monday that Madsen, who had worked the Kansas City-Tennessee game, died on his way home. Madsen,...

Fallen shipping containers bobbing along Vancouver Island

Oct. 25, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Maritime workers are waiting for calmer weather before they can retrieve some 35 containers that have been drifting near the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the past several days, the Canadian Coast Guard said Monday. The containers are drifting parallel to...

US condemns Sudan coup, suspends $700 million in aid

Oct. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended $700 million in financial assistance to Sudan following a coup in the African nation that U.S. officials roundly condemned. The State Department said the full amount of the aid package had been put on...

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on US base in Syria

Oct. 25, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based. Officials said Monday the U.S. believes that Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the...

Air Force professor admits concealing Chinese contacts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A longtime professor at a U.S. Air Force school in Alabama has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal investigator about his contacts with a Chinese official, prosecutors said Monday. Xiaoming Zhang, 69, a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent,...

Sheriff: US soldier killed grandfather; great-grandmother

Oct. 25, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been brought back to South Carolina from Germany to face charges he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother 16 months ago. Gene Alexzander “Alex” Scott, 24, was indicted last week on two counts of murder in Chester...

First woman enlisted infantry soldier in Iowa National Guard

Oct. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Ankeny resident and Iowa State University student has become the first woman enlisted infantry soldier in the Iowa National Guard. Pfc. Taylor Patterson returned from basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia last month and is with Company C, 168th...

Bollinger Shipyards delivers Coast Guard ship a week early

Oct. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport delivered its fifth patrol ship to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida last week, almost a week ahead of schedule despite a three week shutdown after Hurricane Ida. The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter is...