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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The U.S. Army apologized after a trainee left Fort Jackson and hijacked a school bus with 18 elementary school students on board Thursday morning. None of the students was injured, and neither was the school bus driver, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. That didn't stop the Army for taking responsibility for the incident. "This was a failure in our accountability ...

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — An armed soldier who ran off Fort Jackson was arrested Thursday morning after he boarded a bus with 18 elementary school children, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. None of the students were injured, and neither was the school bus driver, Lott said at a news conference Thursday morning in Columbia. “Very scary situation this morning,” Lott said. “Fortunately it turned ...

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — An armed soldier who ran off Fort Jackson was arrested Thursday morning after he boarded a bus with 18 elementary school children, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. No students were injured, and neither was the school bus driver, Lott said at a news conference. “Very scary situation this morning,” Lott said. “Fortunately it turned out well.” The soldier, whose name has ...

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The smell joined Jefferson Wiggins and members of his all-Black service unit as they tramped through the French countryside. The telltale foulness grew in the weeks following the Normandy invasion in June 1944. It became more constant as American soldiers pushed the Germans back through Belgium and into the Netherlands. This October morning, Wiggins stood on the edge of a freshly tilled field ...

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May the 4th be with you: Disney+ is celebrating Star Wars Day with a brand new "Star Wars" series. Debuting Tuesday on the streaming platform, "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" is an animated series centered on a unique group of clone troopers introduced during the final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." "The Bad Batch" follows the members of Clone Force 99 — an experimental unit of highly ...

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As U.S. President Joe Biden marks a decade since the killing of former al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, Afghan officials and security analysts are worried that terrorism could re-emerge as a threat in Afghanistan. "We followed bin Laden to the gates of hell — and we got him," Biden said on Sunday as he marked the anniversary of the events. Ten years ago, U.S. special forces killed bin Laden, ...

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By virtue of missing an agreed Saturday deadline for leaving Afghanistan, international forces that are there and working on being gone in a few months have "opened the way" for the Taliban to retaliate against them, the militants say. The formal withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces began on Saturday and is due to be completed by Sept. 11, although military equipment had already started leaving ...

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AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Army on Friday confirmed for the first time that slain Spc. Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed and further retaliated against at Fort Hood, as her family in Houston has consistently alleged in their fight for criminal justice reform in the military. In late summer 2019, Guillen, who was then a private first class, was the victim of sexual harassment after her ...

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AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Army on Friday confirmed for the first time that slain Spc. Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed and further retaliated against at Fort Hood, which her family in Houston has consistently alleged in their fight for criminal justice reform in the military. In late summer of 2019, Guillen, who was then a private first class, was the victim of sexual harassment after her ...

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There are thousands of graves the world over for fallen Americans who died on the battlefield of war, graves that have no headstone denoting the identity of the remains therein. They are unknown soldiers. In many cases, it needn't be that way any longer. DNA analysis can yield a unique genomic fingerprint that can reliably confirm the identity of those lost souls. All it takes is a sample from ...