Lawsuit filed over display of Bible at veterans hospital

U.S. 05/07/19, 12:53

A Bible on display at a memorial at New Hampshire's veterans hospital should be removed because it is a violation of the First Amendment, a U.S. Air Force veteran said in a federal lawsuit Tuesday.The Bible was carried by a prisoner of war in World War II and became part ...

90-year-old to become Northeastern Illinois’ oldest graduate

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:19

A 90-year-old great-grandfather is about make history by becoming the oldest student to earn a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University since the school started keeping records in 1962.Bob Dwyer, a great-grandfather, Army veteran and retired widower, will graduate with a degree in interdisciplinary studies on Monday."Education is always a ...

Inmate charged in fatal ‘Angel of Death’ prison beating

U.S. 05/03/19, 16:23

An inmate serving time for a series of burglaries was charged Friday in the fatal 2017 prison beating of a serial killer who was dubbed the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky.The indictment comes two years after Donald Harvey died following ...

FBI informant helped nab Army veteran accused of bomb plot

U.S. 05/01/19, 17:24

The arrest of an Army veteran in a plot to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California is the result of a confidential informant's work.Court documents show that Mark Domingo was nabbed after the informant steered him away from impulsive gun attacks, offered opportunities to drop the plot and ...

Democrats using veterans bill to try to block border wall

Politics 04/30/19, 16:07

Democrats controlling the House are trying to use a popular veterans measure to block President Donald Trump from transferring $3.6 billion from military base construction to build his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tuesday's move faces certain opposition from Trump and a potential veto threat. Lawmakers often try to use ...

Advocacy groups file civil rights complaint against police

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:46

Immigrant and civil liberties advocacy groups have filed complaints against Grand Rapids police with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in cases involving people of Latino descent.The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center announced the actions on Tuesday. They allege the police department discriminated ...

APNewsBreak: Bomb plot suspect was kicked out of the Army

U.S. 04/30/19, 13:32

A U.S. official says an Army veteran accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Southern California was discharged from the military for a serious offense. The official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mark Domingo was demoted for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice and did not complete his enlistment ...

Latest: Family of terror plot suspect surprised by arrest

U.S. 04/29/19, 20:48

The Latest on the arrest of an Army vet suspected in a terror plot (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The family of a U.S. Army veteran suspected of plotting terror attacks in California says they're surprised by his arrest. In a statement Monday, the family of Mark Domingo had no further comment about ...

US officials: Army veteran’s plan to bomb Nazi rally stopped

California 04/29/19, 17:36

An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a white supremacist rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal prosecutors said Monday. Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was ...

PBS film ‘KOREA’ eyes social, political tolls of Korean War

Entertainment 04/27/19, 11:04

To escape the poverty of South Texas migrant camps, Homer Garza joined the U.S. Army. Months later he and his company found themselves surrounded in South Korea by an invading North Korean force. Racist stereotypes officers told Garcia about North Koreans' eye site were false, he soon discovered. And he ...

Hundreds mourn WWII Marine who died without living relatives

U.S. 04/26/19, 13:36

Hundreds have turned out to honor a decorated World War II Marine in New York after a young friend ensured the 97-year-old's death did not go unnoticed.Bob Graham had no living relatives when he died this month. He was awarded Bronze and Silver stars fighting in an elite unit in ...

Army vet charged with injuring 8 people in intentional crash

U.S. 04/26/19, 00:21

An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said.Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was scheduled to appear in court Friday in San ...

Iraq veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians; 8 hurt

California 04/25/19, 17:02

A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, gave no indication why he targeted the ...

Woman makes sure decorated WWII Marine gets hero’s farewell

New York 04/24/19, 20:12

A decorated World War II veteran who died this month with no living relatives is being honored by strangers around the world thanks to an unlikely friendship with a young woman determined to give him a hero's farewell. Bob Graham earned Bronze and Silver stars for his service in the Pacific, ...

Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

U.S. 04/23/19, 13:06

A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error probably led to the attack. The Topeka Zoo has "100 percent confidence" that no problem with the tiger's enclosure caused the attack Saturday on 40-year-old Kristyn ...

MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas’ John Cornyn

Texas 04/23/19, 08:54

Democrat MJ Hegar of Texas says she's running for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Republican incumbent John Cornyn.Hegar's announcement Tuesday makes her the first well-known Democrat to enter the race against Cornyn, who has been in the Senate since 2002 and was the No. 2 Republican in the chamber until ...

Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

2022 Campaign 04/22/19, 05:48

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement on his website Monday. Moulton first came to prominence in 2014 when he unseated long-term incumbent Rep. John Tierney in a Democratic primary and went ...

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg set to make 2020 Democratic run

2022 Campaign 04/14/19, 09:31

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, is expected to make his candidacy official during a rally Sunday in the city where he launched his political career less than a decade ago. The 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and ...

Homeless man faces sentencing in $400,000 GoFundMe scam

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:17

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. He has been accepted into a drug program ...

President Trump hosts Oval Office celebration for 4 World War II vets

Politics 04/11/19, 16:06

President Donald Trump treated four World War II veterans to an Oval Office meeting Thursday, fulfilling a birthday wish for 95-year-old Allen Jones and giving three other veterans age 100 and older a day to remember. One of the men, 101-year-old Floyd Wigfield, managed to win a promise from the president ...

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