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Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Family of BBQ cook shot by National Guard files civil suit

Sep. 21, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a barbecue cook who was shot to death by a National Guard member during tense Louisville protests has filed a wrongful death suit against Louisville police officers and guard members. The suit, filed Monday, alleges law enforcement officials used excessive force when...

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers to begin training in ND

Sep. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The federal government plans to train Bureau of Indian Affairs law officers year-round at the National Guard's Camp Grafton in North Dakota, with training to begin this fall. As many as a dozen federal staff could work at Camp Grafton, training potentially hundreds of recruits on...

Portrait honors Maine soldier critically injured in Iraq

Sep. 20, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A portrait of a soldier who was critically injured in 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, is now hanging in his honor at Camp Chamberlain alongside nine other fallen Maine Army National Guard soldiers who've lost their lives since 9/11. The bombing left shrapnel in the arm, chest and brain of Staff...

Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

Sep. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.” Protesters had fought guardsmen and taken over a dam that is releasing water to pay...

Storm damaged boats sit at the dock in a marina, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

Sep. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Across southern Alabama...

WVa National Guard hosting regional disaster training in '21

Sep. 17, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard will host a regional disaster training exercise next year, and the event is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants. Gov. Jim Justice announced Vigilant Guard 2021 on Wednesday, to be held in August at the Hobet All Hazards Training Center,...

Cars and a motorcycle are underwater as water floods a street, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Sep. 16, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous...

National Guard Maj. Adam DeMarco testifies during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

Sep. 16, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that’s been called a “heat ray” — to deal with protesters outside the White House on the June day that law enforcement forcibly cleared Lafayette...

A barge runs aground along downtown Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, as Hurricane Sally moves inland. Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. (Tony Giberson//Pensacola News Journal via AP)

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Sep. 16, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally has weakened to a depression but is still dumping torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said winds of the once-powerful hurricane have decreased to about 35 mph, with some higher gusts....

Parson lauds declining rate of deaths from COVID-19

Sep. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases remains high in Missouri, but Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday cited the state's declining death rate as evidence that progress is being made. Parson, speaking at a news conference, noted that in the early days of the pandemic in April and May, more...