Tag: Veterans

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according...

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according...

Jill Biden to stop in Alaska on her way to Tokyo Olympics

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WASHINGTON — Jill Biden embarks Wednesday on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading an American delegation to the Olympic Games in...

Former NFL player announces bid for Senate seat in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former NFL player Jake Bequette on Monday announced he's challenging Arkansas Sen. John Boozman in next year's Republican primary. ...

Afghan vet: ‘What have we ended up with at the end of it?’

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Images of the World Trade Center towers collapsing in New York were still fresh in the minds of the first American troops arriving in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

Deported veteran returns to US to become American citizen

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LOS ANGELES — It took nearly a decade and a federal lawsuit for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Hector Ocegueda to finally come home. ...

Ukraine criticized for making female cadets parade in heels

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MOSCOW — Ukraine‚Äôs defense minister is under pressure from members of the government over the decision to have female military cadets wear pumps with...

In quiet coastal town, ‘unassuming’ man turned racist killer

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WINTHROP, Mass. — Residents of a secluded, Boston-area coastal community are trying to come to terms with the shooting death of two Black residents...

Houston chief calls 1977 police killing ‘straight-up murder’

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HOUSTON — Houston's police chief has publicly apologized to the family of a man killed by six officers more than four decades ago, calling...