NY honors World War 2 vets, including 3 who saw D-Day action

New York 06/06/19, 16:52

New York state is honoring about a hundred World War II veterans during a D-Day ceremony on Long Island.The veterans being honored on Thursday — the 75th anniversary of D-Day — include three who saw action there: 97-year-old Army veteran Philip DiMarco; 96 year-old Army veteran Frank DePergola; and ...

Update: On Omaha Beach, a must-have souvenir is sand

Europe 06/06/19, 08:50

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Andrew Parker, a 33-year-old sax player from Orange County, California, filled up a plastic bottle with Omaha Beach sand, just as his grandfather did when he landed as an army scout shortly after D-Day in June 1944. Britain's Prince Harry ...

Update: Trump says D-Day vets among ‘greatest Americans’

Politics 06/06/19, 05:25

The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 12:22 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the veterans of D-Day, saying they are "among the very greatest Americans who will ever live." Trump is speaking in France at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where the Americans landed on June 6, ...

President Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day

Politics 06/05/19, 10:57

President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the United States for the first time about the Normandy invasion. ...

Authorities: Army vet thought Muslims among people in crash

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:11

An Army veteran who served in Iraq ran his car into a crowd of pedestrians in California because he believed two of the people looked like they were Muslim, authorities said Thursday.The disclosure came as prosecutors filed two hate crime allegations against 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples.He is also facing eight counts ...

Update: No plea from Army vet charged with hate crime

California 05/30/19, 17:43

The Latest on a California man accused of intentionally driving into a group of pedestrians (all times local):3:30 p.m.An Army veteran accused of running his car into a crowd of pedestrians in California because he believed two of the people looked like they were Muslim or Indian did not enter ...

Army vet to face new hate crime charges in California crash

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:23

Prosecutors will file new hate crime charges against a former Army sharpshooter accused of eight counts of attempted murder after he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at a California crosswalk last month, authorities said Thursday.Two hate crime allegations will be filed against 34-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples, a veteran of ...

2020 hopeful Moulton shares mental health woes as war vet

Health 05/28/19, 21:30

Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton is highlighting his plan to improve mental health care in the United States, particularly for veterans, by revealing his own struggles with post-traumatic stress.Moulton, a Massachusetts congressman and Iraq War veteran, said Tuesday at a town hall in Lynn that he started seeing a therapist ...

Beyond the marketing, Memorial Day Observance

U.S. 05/24/19, 18:20

Memorial Day is almost upon us, and hidden behind the sales adverts, cookout charcoal, and deals "celebrating" Memorial Day, is the real reason behind the federal holiday. Its the one day a year set aside to remember the fallen, those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, military servicemen and women ...

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings

Politics 05/23/19, 12:07

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans. The bipartisan bill, approved 417-3, also makes it easier for workers to transfer retirement plans when they change jobs and allows part-time workers to save for ...

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

California 05/22/19, 18:21

A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California.The indictment charged 26-year-old Mark Domingo with providing material support to terrorists and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, the U.S. attorney's office said.His ...

Michigan’s Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

Politics 05/20/19, 12:26

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. Second-term state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets , ...

71-year-old man undertakes cross-country walk for veterans

California 05/16/19, 13:41

A 71-year-old man, inspired by his work last year at a park where veterans were camping because they were homeless and struggling with addiction, embarked on a 3,600-mile (5,793-kilometer), coast-to-coast walk this week to draw attention to their plight. William Shuttleworth, toting a 25-pound (11-kilogram) backpack and singing "America the Beautiful," ...

Female vets to form House caucus for women who serve

Politics 05/15/19, 02:23

Congresswomen with military service in their past, some of them forged on post-Sept. 11 wars, are hoping to create their own caucus to drive an agenda to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members. Such a caucus — bipartisan and including men — would be a first, too. There ...

Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

U.S. 05/13/19, 17:01

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98.Maxwell died Saturday in Bend, The Bulletin newspaper ...

Report: Doors unlocked before tiger attack at Kansas zoo

U.S. 05/10/19, 17:09

A state report says that safety doors in a Sumatran tiger's enclosure at a Kansas zoo were left unlocked before the animal attacked and injured a veteran zookeeper.The report released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor agreed with the Topeka Zoo's assessment that no equipment failure or other problem ...

US military veteran sues after twice being denied a passport

U.S. 05/09/19, 16:17

A Minnesota man and military veteran whose request for a passport was denied twice is now asking a federal court to intervene and declare that he is a U.S. citizen, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, says the U.S. State ...

91-year-old WWII vet gets high school diploma with grandson

U.S. 05/09/19, 13:55

A 91-year-old World War II veteran has finally received his high school diploma, eight decades after leaving school to support his family. Pete Sabedra walked across the stage at Derry Area Middle School, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday to accept his degree at a special awards ...

One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

Europe 05/09/19, 08:28

A Jewish French-American World War II veteran, Bernard Dargols, lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Dargols waded onto Omaha Beach in June 1944 as an American soldier to help liberate France from the Nazis, who persecuted his Jewish ...

French leader marks Victory Day at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Europe 05/08/19, 07:34

French President Emmanuel Macron has relit the flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the high point of a solemn ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.Under heavy rain Wednesday, Macron laid a wreath at the tomb under the Arc de Triomphe, ...

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