Military affairs

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence wave as they arrive at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 for an official visit. (Haraldur Jonasson, Morgunbladid via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 3:48 pm
KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Iceland with military jets and armed personnel set eyes popping Wednesday in a nation consistently ranked as the world's most peaceful. The size and standards of the vice president's security detail also required...
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August 30, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday a sweeping criminal probe into a number of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Bill Powell, the U.S. attorney in West Virginia, said his office is involved in a "comprehensive...
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FILE - This May 6, 2019 photo provided by the Manchester VA Medical Center shows a Bible as part of a memorial table display at the veterans hospital in Manchester, N.H. Vice President Mike Pence has weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.” Pence addressed the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28. He said “The Bible stays.” (Kristin Pressly/Manchester VA Medical Center via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Vice President Mike Pence has weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, the hospitals "will not be religion-free zones." Pence addressed the American Legion National Convention in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019 file photo provided by the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department, Robert Levy is pictured in a booking photo. Levy, a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his mistakes. (Washington County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal...
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In this photo provided by Ministry of Emergency Situations of Krasnoyarsk Region on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, a fire in a forest in Krasnoyarsk Region, Eastern Russia. The head of Russia's meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country's Far East. (Ministry of Emergency Situations of Krasnoyarsk Region via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 10:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military says its aircraft dropped more than 1,200 metric tons of water (1,300 short tons) in a single day on wildfires in Siberia and made some progress in extinguishing the vast blazes. The Russian armed forces said the water from military planes and helicopters doused...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photograph provided by Action for Defenceless People Foundation, Hungarian doctors Gergely Pataki, left, and Andras Csokay pose together with Rabeya and Rukaya, two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head in Budapest, Hungary. Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors and were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at a military hospital in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.(Miklos Bemer/Action for Defenceless People Foundation via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 11:27 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in...
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This image released by the Office of the State Fire Marshal's in Maryland, shows a rocket launcher tube that was seized at baggage area, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport near Baltimore. The launch tube was brought back on a military flight by an Air Force sergeant as a souvenir from their service abroad. This is the second recovered rocket launcher military souvenir seized at the airport this week. (Office of the State Fire Marshal's via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 4:50 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say an Air Force sergeant tried bringing home a rocket launcher tube as a souvenir at the same airport where another service member tried returning with a similar weapon this week. The State Fire Marshal's Office in Maryland issued a statement saying the device, designed...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base at Camp Pendleton, Calif. A human smuggling investigation by the military led to the arrest of 16 Marines Thursday, July 25, 2019 while carrying out a battalion formation at California's Camp Pendleton, a base about an hour's drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
July 26, 2019 - 11:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — On the surface, it seemed like a simple task: Drive to a spot a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, pick up people and then drop them off at a McDonald's or other spot past the city of San Diego, and make anywhere from $500 to $1,000. No need to cross into Mexico. Two...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 23, 2019 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default...
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In this April 23, 2019 photo, research scientist Leila Walker, left, is assisted by nutritional physiologist Holly McClung, center, as they demonstrate equipment designed to evaluate fitness levels in female soldiers, not shown, who have joined elite fighting units such the Navy Seals, at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, in Natick, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 21, 2019 - 12:31 pm
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green...
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