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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at his home in Napa, California. Long was alone on the anchored plane in the middle of Kaneohe Bay, across the island from Pearl Harbor, when the attack happened, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. When the gunfire finally reached his plane, setting the aircraft ablaze, he jumped into the water and found himself swimming through fire to safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 07, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded...
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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018 file photo shows Park Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn. Authorities say gravestones and human remains at the cemetery were moved to make way for the newly dead. A state judge ousted the cemetery caretaker last week because of the conditions. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 10:43 pm
Since the 1990s, Cheryl Jansen had noticed junk and tree limbs piling up at the once oasis-like Park Cemetery, just north of downtown Bridgeport, and wondered where the money families had paid for perpetual upkeep was going. What she learned after finally taking her case to a judge shocked the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Track Palin, left, talks with his lawyer Patrick Bergt before a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska. The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin checked in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to begin a year in custody in an assault on his father. Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31 after new assault allegations disqualified him from a veterans therapeutic court program. But he won a delay after his lawyer said a bed at a treatment hospital for veterans became available. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The elder son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned himself in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody, following his conviction for assaulting his father, an official said. Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31...
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President Donald Trump, second from right, and first lady Melania Trump, right, are greeted by former President George Bush and former first lady Laura Bush outside the Blair House across the street from the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 04, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 7 p.m. Former President George W. Bush and his family have greeted mourners at the Capitol as his father, George H.W. Bush, lies in state. The younger Bush was accompanied by his wife, Laura, their...
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Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes the flag-draped casket containing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 04, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the...
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In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo provided by BLM/USDA Forest Service, members of a fire crew out of Lakeview, Ore., works on the Cougar Creek Fire in central Washington state. After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of the new elite crew are bringing their military experience to bear as they battle wildfires in the most rugged country back home The Lakeview Crew 7 is comprised almost entirely of U.S. military veterans. (Kari Greer/BLM/USDA Forest Service via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 11:10 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America's newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded...
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In this Jan. 23, 2018, photo, Kim Jong Yang, the senior vice president of Interpol executive committee, speaks during a press conference in Changwon, South Korea. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2028, Interpol elected Kim Jong Yang as its president in a blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their own. (Kang Kyung-kook/Newsis via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 9:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interpol elected a South Korean as the organization's president on Wednesday, edging out a veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain and other European nations. Kim Jong Yang's surprise election was seen as a...
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President Donald Trump points as he greets supporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base and on to n route to Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla., and onto Mar-a-lago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 21, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he intends to make his first visit to a war zone to visit deployed troops. The president frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory, but he has yet to embark on what has...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a country music bar in Southern California. If authorities have concluded why Long shot and killed 12 people at the bar, they aren't sharing, and his family isn't talking, either. (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:23 am
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — At first, the outlines of the mass shooter's 28 years appeared unremarkable. Ian David Long enlisted in the Marines out of high school and married at 19. Within five years, he was honorably discharged, divorced and in college. As the picture sharpened, troubling details...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 19, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democrats who've opposed Nancy Pelosi's quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for "new leadership" when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party's House majority in the next...
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