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Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been criminally charged for their handling of the outbreak, the state's attorney general said Friday.

While Parris Island has recently begun integrating male and female @USMC  recruits at the company level, it is only done when there are smaller numbers of female recruits during the slower training months.

Capt. Brad Stallings had a socially distanced sendoff on the day he handed off command of Sasebo Naval Base.

Researchers want to test how troops might react to artificial intelligence when it behaves independently, and in unexpected ways.

Local authorities lifted a warning to avoid touching grass and soil due to contamination fears, following a blaze at a waste treatment plant last weekend about 6 miles from the U.S. base.

Three teachers at Ramstein Intermediate School have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the school’s closure to complete contact tracing and any needed testing, officials said.

Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, was awarded the PDSA's Gold Medal for his "lifesaving bravery and devotion" after discovering 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance in the past seven years.

The flyover will include several famous aircraft such as B-17, B-24 and B-29 bombers. Also participating will be P-51, P-40, P-39 and P-38 fighters.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma.


Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry as China's top diplomat visited Germany's capital Tuesday, urging the government in Berlin to do more to force Beijing to address human rights issues.

Hundreds were pictured in the gathering in the aircraft carrier’s hangar deck and many chanted Capt. Brett Crozier’s name.

Roman Sabal first applied to become a U.S. citizen in 1995 after serving for six years as a Marine and then several more years in the Army Reserves. He was denied entry to the U.S. on Monday for his scheduled citizenship hearing.

Thomas Patrick Payne is “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world,” the president told an audience in the East Room of the White House, which was filled with senior Pentagon officials and the soldier’s family.

BREAKING | Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, who was given the nation’s highest military honor for heroically fighting off enemies and saving wounded soldiers in Vietnam, died April 17 from complications caused by the coronavirus.

Richard Overton, the oldest-living veteran, was born on May 11, 1906, the same year as the first wireless radio broadcast, and a year before Oklahoma became a state. He died Thursday at the age of 112.

Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday. He was 97. His passing leaves only two living survivors of the battleship, Lou Conter and Ken Potts.

The new law, expected to be passed on May 28, would bypass the city's legislature and allow the Hong Kong government to set up mainland agencies in the city.