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Army misses recruiting goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they ...

Security tightened for UN gathering

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are facing a security and logistical challenge of epic proportions with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly. Though there’s been no credible threats against the event, the ...

Nothing normal about allegations against teenager Kavanaugh

Tuesday evening, I was scrolling Twitter for news updates when I came upon this post by Emma Thatcher: “Hello, female high school student here. I would just like to say that the emergence of this whole ‘teenage boys should get a pass because they’re not mature enough to understand ...

Signs of hope for North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from ...

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle to date

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France (AP) — It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing ...

Virginia bid to arm teachers rejected

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency has rejected an application from a rural Virginia school district that voted to arm teachers and other employees as protection against a school shooting. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Criminal Justice Services turned down Lee County ...

Police: Maryland shooter was diagnosed as mentally ill in 2016

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday. Harford County ...

Collins: Delay vote to let Kavanaugh accuser testify against him

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday that President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing his Supreme Court nominee’s accuser was “appalling” and a disservice to both the judge and the woman who has accused him of a long-ago sexual assault. Collins, ...

Pennsylvania dioceses consider fund for victims

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses said late Friday they are willing to set up a victims’ compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. The Pennsylvania ...

Dems winning votes with big lie about pre-existing conditions

Across the U.S., Democratic campaign ads are telling voters a big lie. Dems are falsely claiming they’re protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions and warning that Republicans will take that protection away. The ads would have you believe Obamacare is the only way to protect ...