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Final autopsy: Fort Hood soldier's drowning was an accident

Sep. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BELTON, Texas (AP) — The July drowning of a Fort Hood soldier at lake near the U.S. Army base in Central Texas was an accident, according to a final autopsy report. Final results from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas supported initial reports from the Bell County Sheriff's Office that...

Georgia man admits killing soldier's wife at Fort Stewart

Sep. 17, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has admitted killing the wife of a deployed U.S. Army soldier, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Stafon Jamar Davis, 28, of Savannah, pleaded guilty to premeditated murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the July 9, 2018, shooting of Abree Boykin, 24,...

Fort Hood says shooting reports were false; soldier arrested

Sep. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier at Fort Hood was taken into custody for threatening his leadership, officials at the U.S. Army base in Texas said Thursday following what they described as false reports on social media of an active shooter. “Again, no shots have been fired and an active shooter...

Lupe Guillén, left, and Gloria Guillén, Vanessa Guillén's sister and mother, speak during a news conference about the

Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps. Jackie...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) celebrate after Smith-Schuster scored a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

United front? Villanueva's choice surprises teammates

Sep. 16, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn't quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds himself again in the middle of a difficult...

Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone; no casualties

Sep. 16, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Katyusha rocket landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said, a day after a British Embassy convoy was targeted on a key highway in the city. There were no casualties and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack —...

FILE-In this Sept. 13, 2020 taken photo a car drives past the place name sign in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Officials in southern Germany are considering imposing hefty fines against a 26-year-old American woman linked to a cluster of coronavirus cases in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including at a hotel that caters to U.S. military personnel. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)

3 more COVID cases linked to American's bar crawl in Bavaria

Sep. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany have recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people who frequented bars visited by a 26-year-old American woman suspected of flouting quarantine rules in the Alpine resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The latest cases take the total number of recent infections...

New Guard unit coming to West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle

Sep. 12, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Army Guard officials have announced the opening of a new Special Forces Airborne unit in the Eastern Panhandle. The unit will create a variety of jobs and economic investment in the region, The Journal reported. The 1528th Forward Support Company Special Operations...

President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump lauds Medal of Honor recipient for hostage rescue

Sep. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bestowed the Medal of Honor on a U.S. soldier Friday, calling him “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world” for his role in a daring 2015 missio n to rescue dozens of hostages who were set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Trump...

Kentucky's Fort Knox plans ceremony to honor 9/11 victims

Sep. 10, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Fort Knox is planning a ceremony to honor victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The service is set for Friday morning in front of headquarters at the central Kentucky Army post, Fort Knox said in a statement. The ceremony will include a speech from Brig. Gen. TJ Edwards Jr., who will...