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March 07, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders of the U.S. military services apologized to Congress on Thursday for allowing substandard living conditions in military family housing. They acknowledged failing to have fully understood the problem earlier and promised to fix it. At a Senate Armed Services Committee...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a hanger in Mexico City, after he was captured overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. The New York trial of Guzman is drawing to a close, but the question of controlling the corruption that allowed the Sinaloa cartel to flourish in Mexico will live on even after jurors reach a verdict. DEA agent Victor Vazquez told jurors he would only work with the Mexican marines when trying to capture Guzman and other leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, because that wing of the armed forced were viewed as less susceptible to corruption. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 03, 2019 - 8:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers. The juxtaposition underscored a...
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January 08, 2019 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department spokesman says a retired Marine general has quit his post as an envoy seeking to resolve a dispute with Qatar. Spokesman Robert Palladino said Tuesday that the Trump administration will continue to pursue the work of Anthony Zinni, a former commander of U.S...
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January 02, 2019 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. officials are seeking answers about Moscow's arrest of a Michigan man on spying charges, and now the Russian government says it's allowed Paul Whelan to have...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Female veterans, both current and former service members, were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to data from VoteCast. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
December 29, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C. as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to...
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President Donald Trump, right, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, during the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Trump announced that Milley will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he wants a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark Milley, who has been chief of the Army since August 2015, would...
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December 08, 2018 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about President Donald Trump's selection of his next top military adviser, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gen. Mark Milley is a former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. He is a former commander of the 10th...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat Jared Golden, left, joined by wife Isobel, right, speaks to supporters as they wait for results in the 2nd Congressional District election in Lewiston, Maine. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday, Nov. 15, after a federal judge denied Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system. (AP Photo/Joel Page)
November 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race in Maine came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under the state's new voting system, officials said. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner,...
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September 30, 2018 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary says the U.K. plans to boost its military presence in the Arctic next year amid concerns about increasing Russian aggression. Gavin Williamson told The Sunday Telegraph that the government is preparing a "defense Arctic strategy" that would deploy 800 army...
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