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Parents charged with abusing child until bone disorder found

Feb. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EST

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — When a child protection caseworker told Crystal Bryant they were taking her 5-month-old boy, the young mother dropped to her knees on the hospital floor. “Take me,” she pleaded. “For my son to stay home, take me, I don’t care.” She begged God and...

Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

Feb. 16, 2020 7:16 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that ended 11 years ago. Foreign Minister Dinesh...

Wisconsin teen experiences taste of military life at camp

Feb. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Few teenagers know as certainly as Kendra Finfrock what they want to do in life. The 15-year-old Evansville High School freshman has a passion for the military and wants to join the U.S. Army. Since age 13, Finfrock has attended a military career-exploration program called Extreme...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Vindman was escorted out of the White House complex on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, according to his lawyer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Army: No investigation into Vindman

Feb. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday there is no investigation into the Army officer who until last week worked at the White House National Security Council and was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. McCarthy said Lt. Col. Alex Vindman has been moved...

FILE - This April 24, 2009, file photo shows Sri Lanka's Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva at a military facility in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.  The U.S. government on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020,  issued a travel ban on Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that ended 11 years ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said.  Silva, and his immediate family members are now prohibited from traveling to the U.S. in a ban that was quickly denounced by Sri Lanka's government, which said “there were no substantiated or proven allegations of human rights violations

US travel ban for Sri Lanka army chief in hospital shelling

Feb. 14, 2020 3:06 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel ban Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that ended 11 years ago, Secretary of State Michael...

Arizona history Feb. 16-22

Feb. 12, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Sunday, Feb. 16 On this date in 1890, a midnight battle developed at Red Rock, Arizona, railroad station when a band of tramps attempted to capture the Southern Pacific fast freight. On this date in 1908, the Shattuck-Arizona Copper Co. and the Denn-Arizona Copper Co. announced plans to construct a smelter at...

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Grimsley discusses his plan for the new South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster nominated Grimsley for the job Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Army general is SC governor's 2nd pick to run veteran agency

Feb. 11, 2020 6:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tapped a retired U.S. Army major general Tuesday to be his second choice to run the state's new Department of Veteran's Affairs. Maj. Gen. William Grimsley of Beaufort came highly recommended before McMaster chose state Rep. Bobby Cox to lead the...

Company withdraws application to mine near Okefenokee refuge

Feb. 10, 2020 2:23 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company has withdrawn its request for the federal government's permission to dig up minerals near the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, saying it plans to submit a new application that proposes a smaller area for the project. The Army Corps of Engineers disclosed...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, a man waves an Afghan flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, said multiple U.S. military deaths have been reported in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province after an insider attack by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

Feb. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. Afghanistan's defense ministry said one Afghan soldier was...

Alaska mine project submits wetlands impact reduction plan

Feb. 6, 2020 10:32 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Pebble Partnership has submitted a draft plan for reducing the open-pit mine project's impact on wetlands and salmon-bearing streams in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The mitigation plan includes cleaning beach debris, improving fish passage in compromised waters and...