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    Thousands flee new wildfires in Calif. wine country Boston restaurant operated by Salt Bae shut down for COVID-19 violations Amazons Music Unlimited streaming service is now only $1 for 4 months as an early Prime Day deal When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. © Amazon Amazon Amazon's Prime Day 2020 sales event will launch on October 13, and Prime members can already take advantage of several early deals, including a discount on Music Unlimited. As part of the promotion, Prime members who haven't subscribed to Music Unlimited before can now get four months for just $1.  After the four months are over, Amazon's Music Unlimited costs $8 a...
    Video of former Vice President Joe Biden jokingly calling service members 'stupid b*****ds' during a 2016 speech to Air Force troops has resurfaced after conservatives blasted a brief clip of the speech.  Biden, who was President Obama's Vice President at the time, had been with his wife giving a speech to 1000 members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on March 7 in an 'undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.'  Jill Biden had offered her remarks before the former vice president was introduced by 1st Lt. Karen Johnson, who he had nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy when he was still a Delaware senator. It was then that Biden cracked his joke.   Biden, who was Vice President at the...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden jokingly referred to members of the U.S. military and its overseas coalition partners as “stupid bastards” while making banter with troops during a 2016 trip to the United Arab Emirates. Biden, who was in his final year in office, traveled to the Middle East in March 2016 as part of an effort to shore up the Obama administration’s position in the region. During the trip Biden delivered an address to members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing stationed at the Al-Dhafra Air Base near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. As part of the visit, Biden was introduced by 1st Lt. Karen Johnson of the 380th’s Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Given that Lt. Johnson...
    A video surfaced on social media Friday of presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking in front of U.S. service members and appearing to call them “stupid bastards.” “I have incredibly good judgment,” Biden says in the video. “One, I married Jill, and two, I appointed Johnson to the academy. I just want you to know that. Clap for that, you stupid bastards," in a seemingly sarcastic tone. Biden then appeared to say that the soldiers “must be slow” and called them "a dull bunch." During the same speech, Biden praised the troops, saying, “You’re the finest generation of warriors the world has ever, ever known. Thank you very, very, very much.” Newly resurfaced video shows Joe Biden calling servicemembers “stupid...
    President Barack Obama gave out his 'phone number' to the American people, asking that they send him a text.  'All right, let's try something new. If you're in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 - I want to hear how you're doing, what's on your mind, and how you're planning on voting this year,' Obama tweeted and posted to Instagram Wednesday.  He also promised to write back.  President Barack Obama sent out his 'phone number' to the American people on Wednesday, trying to strike up a text message relationship  The president used Twitter (pictured) and Instagram to share the Chicago-based phone number  Texting the number links Americans to a service called Community, which allows...
    NEW YORK - U.S. authorities have charged a Tibetan man serving as a New York police officer with espionage, accusing him of gathering information about the city's Tibetan community for the Chinese government.  The officer, who worked at a station in the Queens section of the city, was directed by members of the Chinese consulate in New York, according to the indictment released Monday.  Through his contacts with the Tibetan community, the 33-year-old man gathered information between 2018 and 2020 on the community's activities, as well as identified potential information sources.  According to the indictment, the man, who is also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, allowed members of the Chinese consulate to attend events organized by the...
    PORTSMOUTH — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance. “There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that functions to this day,” said DAR President General Denise Doring VanBuren. “While Independence Day is a well-recognized and beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life.” The DAR initiated the observance in 1955...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Lawyers for military service members whose careers were halted after testing positive for the AIDS virus asked a federal judge Monday to overturn policies restricting their service as irrational and discriminatory. Lawsuits filed on behalf of two airmen and an Army National Guard sergeant say the military has no rational basis for holding the service members’ HIV status against them. The Air Force wants to discharge the two airmen from the service. The Army is refusing to grant an officer commission to the Army sergeant. Rules regarding service of HIV-positive members are not consistent across the military. Generally, people HIV-positive cannot join the military. But those who test positive after enlisting face varying treatment. The...
    SAN ANTONIO – Walmart+, the latest competitor to Amazon Prime, has launched in the Lone Star State. Starting Tuesday, shoppers in Texas can sign up for the grocery giant’s membership, which includes unlimited free deliveries on more than 160,000 items as well as fuel discounts. The membership costs $98 a year or $12.95 a month, and both options include a 15-day trial period, according to Walmart. “We can’t wait for customers to use Walmart+ as a way to keep more time on their calendars and money in their pockets,” Walmart’s chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said in a news release. “We designed Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for customers, pulling together benefits they told us would be most...
    Around a third of active military service members in 2019 said they didn’t pay all their bills on time, and close to that number of military spouses said the same. Military service can require some serious financial planning. But many service members might not realize how joining the military impacts their credit—and how their credit can impact their military career. Here’s what you should know about the relationship between a military career and credit, and some information about resources that can help military members protect their credit. How your credit can impact your ability to join the military No matter which branch of the military you want to join, you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. Specific requirements vary by service branch...
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for military service members whose careers were halted after testing positive for the AIDS virus asked a federal judge Monday to overturn policies restricting their service as irrational and discriminatory. Lawsuits filed on behalf of two airmen and an Army National Guard sergeant say the military has no rational basis for holding the service members' HIV status against them. The Air Force wants to discharge the two airmen from the service. The Army is refusing to grant an officer commission to the Army sergeant. Rules regarding service of HIV-positive members are not consistent across the military. Generally, people HIV-positive cannot join the military. But those who test positive after...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently overstated by massive proportions the number of U.S. military service members who have died as a result of the coronavirus. Speaking at a campaign rally Wednesday in Warren, Michigan, Biden said, "Military COVID infected: 118,984. Military COVID deaths: 6,114. Folks, every one of these lives mattered." But according to the Department of Defense's website, as of Wednesday, the number of service men and women who have died from the virus was seven — meaning the former vice president was off by 6,107. Biden also inflated the number of military infections by a whopping 79,000. His statement was so wildly inaccurate that even CNN had to fact-check the number:This is wrong — and...
    Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Voters weighed in on The Atlantic story — since corroborated by reporting from 4 other outlets — that President Donald Trump disparaged U.S. war dead and other service members, and the news is not good for Trump. But it could be worse. The latest Economist/YouGov poll asked respondents “Earlier this week, a news magazine reported that President Trump referred to U.S. service members who died in Belleau Wood during World War 1 as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’. Do you believe that this story is accurate?” The poll found that 45 percent of registered voters believe the story, versus 40 percent who do not. Among all adults, the result is split between 39 percent who believe the story and...
    Washington (CNN)Before my husband deploys, he has a ritual that is familiar to many service members. He sits down with a generously poured bourbon, and he writes letters. One for his adult daughter, Rosalind. One for each of our little boys, Teddy and Antonio. One for his grandma, who raised him, and his family in Texas. One for me.His process is solitary​, but the last time he wrote these letters at our dining table, I walked by him on my way to the kitchen. He was crying as his pen moved across the paper.He returned home safely. The letters went unread. I found them in the bottom of a desk drawer last week while I was packing up our house...
    Ford is launching a new line of apparel and merchandise as part of its Proud to Honor charitable program supporting members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Ford The military-inspired shirts, hats and gear are being sold to raise money for DAV, which provides assistance for disabled veterans, and the Blue Star Families organization that helps military families deal with the challenges posed by service to country. MILITARY RESCUES 35 AS CALIFORNIA'S CREEK FIRE RAGES (Ford) “You can never do too much to honor the service of these brave men and women, and you never stop trying,” Ford's V.P. of U.S. marketing, sales and service, Mark LaNeve, said in a press release on the program....
    SAN ANTONIO – Just a few hours into the ground invasion of Iraq in March, 2003, Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva stepped on a land mine, giving him the dubious honor of being one of the first U.S. service members injured in the Iraq War. The explosion broke his left leg and damaged his right leg so badly it had to be amputated. As a result, Alva received a medal to which no service member ever aspires - the Purple Heart . But Avila received it in the service of a country for which he was willing to get it. “We do it to protect this land. We do it to make sure that others are protected as well,” Alva...
    The Atlantic's editor-in-chief said Sunday that  reporting about President TrumpDonald John TrumpCohen claims in new book that Trump is 'guilty of the same crimes' as him 'Princess Bride' cast to reunite for Wisconsin Democrats fundraiser Bernie Sanders warns that Trump may not concede the election MORE’s comments denigrating fallen U.S. service members has only just begun.  "I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks," Jeffrey Goldberg said on CNN's "Reliable Sources.”  "We have a responsibility and we're going to do it regardless of what he says,” Goldberg added.  Trump last strongly denied the report in The Atlantic, which centered on his canceled trip to the Aisne-Marne American...
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did not like what he heard. Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The Atlantic, many of them independently confirmed by The Associated Press, that Trump had referred to fallen and captured U.S. service members as “losers” and “suckers.” “Usually, you don’t choose those kinds of missions. You agree to serve and you agree to...
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- In this soldier's city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened.Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army's 82nd Airborne, did not like what he heard.Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The Atlantic, many of them independently confirmed by The Associated Press, that Trump had referred to fallen and captured U.S. service members as "losers" and "suckers.""Usually, you don't choose those kinds of missions. You agree to serve and you agree to go where your assignment...
    (CNN)The pilot vaunted for his grace under pressure as he landed an airliner in the Hudson River called President Donald Trump "completely unfit" for office and urged people to "vote him out" in response to a report in The Atlantic magazine that the President disparaged US service members killed in battle and chose to skip a ceremony honoring veterans. Trump has repeatedly questioned why Americans who served in Vietnam went to warCapt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, whose heroic deed in 2009 came to be known as the Miracle on the Hudson, unleashed a series of social media posts Friday criticizing Trump and linking to the article, which the President has angrily denied and called "a disgraceful situation." CNN has not...
    Lightning streaks across the sky as President Donald Trump walks from Air Force One carrying an umbrella as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after a campaign rally in late August. A poll of subscribers to the Military Times shows him trailing Democrat Joe Biden. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS) WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s numerous lies on military issues, from claims of delivering historic pay raises to providing brand new ships and planes, do not appear to be working with service members, with polling suggesting he could lose this traditional Republican voting bloc this November. Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump, 41% to 37%, in a survey of more than 1,000 subscribers to the Military Times. Trump...
    Donald Trump declined the chance to take back an infamous attack on John McCain as the White House continued damage control following a story claiming the president repeatedly denigrated the sacrifices of U.S. service members. On Thursday, a bombshell report from The Atlantic claimed that the president had repeatedly made statements to top aides expressing confusion at why service members were revered for dying or becoming wounded in battle. The story claimed that he skipped out on a visit to a cemetery in France where American service members killed in World War I had been buried, with Trump reportedly saying that the cemetery is “filled with losers.” The story has since been corroborated by a number of other news outlets,...
    Members of the US military have been accused of poor conduct for 'cringeworthy' thirst trap TikTok posts while in uniform.  Several TikTok accounts owned by people who claim to be in the military have amassed millions of followers for their flirtatious, suggestive and provocative videos, posted to draw attention to their own attractiveness. An unknown number of service members still use the platform in a personal capacity despite it being banned for military affairs by the Pentagon, Army and Navy in 2019.  And the recent debate about soldiers and sailors having an account has come as President Donald Trump alleges that the Chinese-made app is a security threat.   Two of the most popular military 'thirst trap' TikTok users...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump skewers Biden, suggests again supporters vote twice in Pennsylvania Sarah Jessica Parker helps launch 'Moms for Biden' in Ohio Trump called American war dead in French cemetery 'losers:' report MORE's campaign released an ad Friday blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpNetanyahu privately condoned US arms sale plan with UAE: report Trump denies report he called U.S. service members buried in France 'losers', 'suckers' Jim Carrey pens op-ed comparing Trump to Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' MORE over alleged comments he made in 2018 about dead U.S. service members before his canceled trip to Belleau, France. "Mr. President, if you don't respect our troops, you can't lead them," Biden posted in a tweet Friday along with...
    Gold star father Khizr Khan responded to reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNetanyahu privately condoned US arms sale plan with UAE: report Trump denies report he called U.S. service members buried in France 'losers', 'suckers' Jim Carrey pens op-ed comparing Trump to Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' MORE disparaged fallen U.S. service members on Friday, saying the alleged comments show the president's life is a "testament to selfishness."  "That is not who we are," Khan said during a call hosted by Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump skewers Biden, suggests again supporters vote twice in Pennsylvania Sarah Jessica Parker helps launch 'Moms for Biden' in Ohio Trump called American war dead in French cemetery 'losers:' report MORE's campaign. "When Donald...
    President Trump emphatically denied a new report that said he had called Americans who died at war "losers" and "suckers."  "I would be willing to swear on anything that I never said that about our fallen heroes. There is nobody that respects them more. So, I just think it's a horrible, horrible thing," he told reporters, as he returned from a airport rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Thursday night.  Earlier in the evening, he tweeted, "I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES. This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!"  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The article, published Thursday and...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump skewers Biden, suggests again supporters vote twice in Pennsylvania Sarah Jessica Parker helps launch 'Moms for Biden' in Ohio Trump called American war dead in French cemetery 'losers:' report MORE late Thursday condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpNetanyahu privately condoned US arms sale plan with UAE: report Trump denies report he called U.S. service members buried in France 'losers', 'suckers' Jim Carrey pens op-ed comparing Trump to Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' MORE’s reported remarks calling American war dead “losers,” saying all troops that sacrifice for their nation “should be honored.” “If the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role...
    President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops, with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani standing behind him, during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, November 28, 2019.Tom Brenner | Reuters The White House denied a blistering report published Thursday that claimed President Donald Trump called dead American service members "losers" and "suckers." "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers," Trump told aides after he scrapped a visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 to honor the dead service members, according to The Atlantic, which cited four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion. Trump, on the same trip, later referred to the more than 1,800 Marines who lost their lives in the Battle of...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Thursday forcefully denied a report in The Atlantic magazine that he had disparaged US service members killed in battle and chose to skip a ceremony honoring veterans.Speaking to reporters after returning from a rally in Pennsylvania, the President said the report was "a disgraceful situation.""To think that I would make statements negative to our military when nobody has done what I've done, with the budgets and the military budget. We're getting pay raises for the military. It is a disgraceful situation, by a magazine that is a terrible magazine, I don't read it," he said. CNN has not independently confirmed The Atlantic's report.The Atlantic specifically reported that Trump didn't want to attend a ceremony at...
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden responded on Thursday night to troubling allegations from The Atlantic, which reported that President Donald Trump had made several shockingly disrespectful comments about American veterans, including dismissing those killed in action in World War I as “losers” and “suckers,” and slamming Sen. John McCain, who was brutally tortured as a POW in Vietnam as “a f*cking loser.” In a press release, Biden stated that “[i]f the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role of the President of the United States.” Biden continued, saying that America has “one truly sacred obligation — to prepare and equip those we...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpKenosha mayor lifts curfew citing several 'peaceful' nights MSNBC's Joy Reid concedes 'framing' of Muslim comments 'didn't work' Conway says even more 'hidden, undercover' Trump voters will help him win reelection MORE on Thursday angrily denied a report in The Atlantic that he denigrated U.S. service members, calling it “fake news” and a “disgrace” and suggesting the author and his sources are “liars.”  "If they really exist, if people really exist that would have said that, they’re low lifes and they’re liars. And I would be willing to swear on anything that I never said that about our fallen heroes. There is nobody that respects them more,” Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews after a campaign...
    Joe Biden has responded to a report that Donald Trump called U.S. troops who died in combat “losers,” with the former vice president saying he would always stand by men and women in uniform. On Thursday, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic reported that Trump has privately expressed disdain for American troops who died or were wounded in combat and confusion at why they would sacrifice their lives for the United States when there was nothing for them to gain personally by doing so. The report cited several sources close to Trump who confirmed that he repeatedly expressed these feelings toward military members. The Atlantic noted that when Trump canceled a planned visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018,...
    A new report from the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg on Thursday night revealed new and galling details about President Donald Trump’s stunning level of contempt for members of the military — particularly those who have died or been injured in battle. While there’s plenty of reason to be critical of the military and even those who serve in it, the comments reported in the Atlantic are remarkable and revealing about Trump’s lack of character for several reasons. First, while Trump wraps himself in patriotism and militarism for electoral purposes, it’s a sham; he has little understanding or respect for the military’s values or its people. Second, it shows Trump’s fundamental indecency. The incidents described show little concern or thought for the...
    SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio towed and auctioned a vehicle belonging to an Air Force staff sergeant while she was deployed to Afghanistan, federal officials said. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the car belonging to Staff Sgt. Paula Rangel was among at least 227 vehicles belonging to veterans that were sold at auction by the city between 2011 and 2019 without obtaining the required court orders, which is in violation of the Service Members Civil Relief Act. Federal officials launched an investigation after getting a complaint from Rangel and her military legal assistance attorney. According to officials, Rangel and her lawyer tried to get her car out of the city’s Growdon...
    For nearly the past 80 years, the United States has offered a path to citizenship for foreigners who volunteer to serve in the American military. Under the Nationality Act of 1940, foreign-born military service members whose superior officers certify that they are serving with honor can use an expedited process to seek U.S. citizenship.  That process changed in October 2017, when the Trump administration added new requirements for applicants. Instead of being able to start the application process soon after reporting to basic training with at least one day of service, green card holders first had to complete their military training requirements, have at minimum 180 consecutive days of active-duty service or at least one year of satisfactory service in the...
    President Trump’s public opinion rating has dropped among active-duty service members in a recent poll, with many worried about issues ranging from his desire to use active-duty military to quell social unrest to pulling U.S. troops out of Germany. A Military Times/Syracuse University poll of 1,018 active-duty troops, released Aug. 31 and conducted prior to the August conventions, reveals that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden edges out Trump among members of the military, 41.3% to 37.4%. Nearly half of the respondents said they view Trump unfavorably, with 49.9% compared to 38% favorable. At the start of Trump’s presidency, only 37% of service members viewed Trump unfavorably, while 46% viewed him favorably. The numbers are still far above military support for...
    Walmart + Scan and GoSource: Walmart Walmart+ won't launch for two weeks, but Wall Street is reacting positively to the retailer's forthcoming membership program and its perks. Now, investors and industry watchers will wait to see if customers sign up. The company's shares closed up more than 6% on Tuesday.  Earlier in the day Walmart's stock hit a new 52-week high. Its market cap rose to $418 billion. Walmart said Tuesday that the subscription service will debut nationwide Sept. 15. It will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month. Walmart+ members will get unlimited free home delivery of more than 160,000 items sold in stores, including groceries, so long as they spend at least $35 per order. They will also get...
    In a challenge to online shopping behemoth Amazon, Walmart is launching its own online retail delivery service. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Walmart unveiled Walmart Plus (Walmart+), a membership program that grants subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts, and no checkout lines, according to the mega retailer’s announcement. Touted as a rival to Amazon Prime membership service, which offers free two-day deliveries, streaming, and video services, the Walmart program will cost $98 a year or $12.95 per month. It will become available on Sept. 15. Walmart is promising Plus members free same-day delivery on a lot of items, including groceries, as long as the bill is $35 or more. Walmart already has a membership delivery service - Delivery Unlimited - which...
    Our education system is in crisis. Facing unprecedented learning loss, the uncertainty of when schools may reopen, the trauma caused by a pandemic and the police violence in our communities, it is safe to say we could well be on course to fail an entire generation of children. Equal access to a quality education has never been the norm in this state or country. Students from low-income communities, students of color, and students with disabilities have long faced obstacles to attain something that should be within all children’s reach. It is also true that systemic and institutional racism continue to inform how public schools are funded and policed. In this moment, we must expand the tools we already have at...
    Shoppers are seen wearing masks while shopping at a Walmart store in Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 20, 2020.Brendan McDermid | Reuters Walmart will launch its much-anticipated membership program on Sept. 15, looking to build on the strength of its grocery business and customers' desire for more convenient ways to shop. The subscription service, however, is notable for what it won't include. It won't have the feature that its rival, Amazon Prime, touts: Free shipping for every item. Walmart+ members will get unlimited free delivery, discounts of as much as 5 cents a gallon for fuel and access to a Scan & Go app that allows shoppers to skip the checkout line. But they will still have to meet a $35 minimum for...
    U.S. military service member. The Trump administration’s despicable attempt to block immigrant U.S. military service members from an expedited path to citizenship was handed a well-deserved court defeat this week thanks to a class-action lawsuit launched by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and two affiliates on behalf of eight noncitizen U.S. military service members, including a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.  “As a result of the Trump administration policy, non-citizen service members have been denied the rights and privileges that accompany citizenship, including the right to vote, the right to sponsor non-citizen family members, and the right to travel with a passport,” the organization said in a statement. All unjustly denied by the federal government while they also served their country in...
    Washington (CNN)US military crewmembers of an armored vehicle were injured following an altercation with a Russian military convoy Tuesday in Syria, according to several US officials.The service members were injured when a Russian vehicle apparently deliberately collided with the American one, causing the crew to suffer concussion-like injuries, according to the officials. Initial reports indicate as many as four Americans may have been injured.The officials said a Russian military helicopter flew low and fast over the area in a tactic that is often used by military forces to try to disperse personnel on the ground.Despite US military leadership at the highest levels being aware of the incident within a short time of it occurring, the Pentagon has still not publicly...
    A former Army Green Beret was arrested last week for allegedly conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information. According to court documents, from December 1996 to January 2011, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, a former member of the U.S. Army, allegedly conspired with agents of a Russian intelligence service. During that time, Debbins periodically visited Russia and met with Russian intelligence agents. In 1997, Debbins was assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents and signed a statement attesting that he wanted to serve Russia. “Our military is tasked with the awesome responsibility of protecting our nation from its...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Savannah Altamirano and her husband, Gari, tied the knot in a small ceremony. “We’re both active duty military, both Air Force, and last year we had a small little courtship, we got married before moving here,” Savannah Altamirano said. The plan was to eventually hold a larger ceremony with family and friends. “Just the happiness to be able to actually have a wedding and ceremony and celebrate with others. I feel like that’s the part of it, being able to show our love with our family and friends,” Savannah Altamirano said. With that set to happen next year, the search for a wedding dress was on, which brought her to Diamond Couture Bridal in Frederick. A...
    A former Army Green Beret allegedly committed espionage, conspiring with Russia’s foreign intelligence arm, the GRU, and giving them national defense information between 1996 and 2011, prosecutors said Friday. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, of Gainesville, Virginia, is facing one count of conspiracy to gather or deliver defense information to help a foreign government, NBC News reported. If convicted, Debbins faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. Debbins first visited Russia at the age of 19, and his wife and mother were both born in the Soviet Union. His father-in-law was also a former Russian military officer. Debbins, 45, was born in Minnesota and was initially contacted by members of the GRU while he was in college studying...
    The Department of Justice headquarters stands on February 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | Getty Images A former U.S. Army Green Beret conspired with Russia's foreign intelligence arm, the GRU, providing them with national defense information from 1996 to 2011, federal prosecutors said Friday in an indictment. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, of Gainesville, Virginia, faces a single count of conspiracy to gather or deliver defense information to aid a foreign government. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. Debbins first visited Russia when was 19 years old, according to the federal indictment. His mother was born in the Soviet Union, and he met his wife in Chelyabinsk, Russia, where the couple later married. His father-in-law...
    Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe nine biggest Democratic National Convention moments that got everyone talking Biden vows to lead America out of 'season of darkness' 2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call MORE (D-Mass.) said board members for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) should fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLouis DeJoyTensions flare as senators grill postmaster general The Hill's 12:30 Report: Postmaster General attempts to calm mail-in voting fears Postmaster General testifies that ballots will be prioritized for delivery MORE or resign themselves amid controversy over planned changes he’s announced. “The @USPS Board of Governors has a responsibility to serve the public interest. That means delivering the mail on time – not acting as accomplices for the Postmaster General’s partisan sabotage. If the...
    A former U.S. Army Green Beret was arrested Friday on espionage charges, accused of handing over classified defense information to the Russian intelligence service in a conspiracy that lasted more than a decade. Prosecutors say that from 1996 to 2011, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins conspired with Russian nationals, who told him they were intelligence agents working for the country's primary military intelligence agency, GRU. During this period, he made repeated trips to Russia, where both his wife and his mother were born.  "Our military is tasked with the awesome responsibility of protecting our nation from its adversaries, and its service members make incredible sacrifices in service of that duty," said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia....
    A former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces was arrested Friday on charges of conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with classified information that could harm U.S. national security, including details about his unit deployed on the Russian border. Federal prosecutors accuse Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of conspiring with and passing information along to members of Russian intelligence, including the notorious Main Intelligence Directorate known as the GRU, from December 1996 to January 2011, during which he allegedly told Russian intelligence he considered himself a “son of Russia” and was assigned the code name “Ikar Lesnikov.” He met his wife in Russia and married her there in 1997 after he agreed to work with the...
    Federal prosecutors have charged a former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia with espionage activity with Russia dating back as far as 1996. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, periodically met Russian intelligence and in 1997 was even assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents after signing a statement saying that he wanted to serve Russia, according to prosecutors. “When service members collude to provide classified information to our foreign adversaries, they betray the oaths they swore to their country and their fellow service members," said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia., whose office is prosecuting the case. "As this indictment reflects, we will be steadfast and dogged in holding such individuals...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia with espionage activity with Russia dating back as far as 1996. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, periodically met Russian intelligence and in 1997 was even assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents after signing a statement saying that he wanted to serve Russia, according to prosecutors. “When service members collude to provide classified information to our foreign adversaries, they betray the oaths they swore to their country and their fellow service members,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, whose office is prosecuting the case. “As this indictment reflects, we will be steadfast and dogged...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia with espionage activity with Russia dating back as far as 1996. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, periodically met Russian intelligence and in 1997 was even assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents after signing a statement saying that he wanted to serve Russia, according to prosecutors. “When service members collude to provide classified information to our foreign adversaries, they betray the oaths they swore to their country and their fellow service members," said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia., whose office is prosecuting the case. "As this indictment reflects, we will be steadfast and dogged...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On the fourth and final night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would stand up for military families because he knows the danger and sacrifice involved in serving the country. She also called President Donald Trump a “coward in chief.” Duckworth lost both legs in 2004 while serving as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Iraq War. Her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. She said after she was injured, her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey, rushed to Walter Reed Army Medical Center – and served as her “rock” as she was in “unspeakable pain and unending surgeries” and as she relearned to...
    SAN ANTONIO – In an effort to help service members, veterans and their families impacted by COVID-19, USAA has donated $30 million to address new challenges faced by military families during the pandemic. The donation, the largest in company history, will be used to benefit 24 organizations assisting military families, according to a news release. A large chunk of the money, $20 million, will be awarded to U.S. military aid societies and organizations to provide zero-interest loans and emergency grants to eligible service members and their families to assist with financial emergencies, virtual schooling costs and college educational expenses. Another $10 million has been committed to nonprofit organizations that enhance veteran and spouse employment prospects, assist with childcare costs for...
    The Army is launching an investigation into the two uniformed personnel who were shown during the Democratic National Convention, the service said Wednesday. During the second night of the convention, the soldiers appeared next to delegates from the American Samoa during the state roll call, prompting questions about whether they violated military rules. The Department of Defense forbids service members from appearing in uniform at political events.  The Army announced it will investigate the two service members, who are assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Emanuel Ortiz confirmed to The Hill.  "Wearing a uniform to a partisan political event like this is prohibited," he said in a statement. "The Army follows the Department of Defense's longstanding and well-defined policy...
    Uniformed service members appeared for American Samoa’s turn for the roll call during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, sparking questions about whether their appearance may have violated military rules. Two junior enlisted Army soldiers stood on either side of American Samoa’s delegates, despite rules stating that military personnel cannot participate in political events while in uniform. ABC News first raised the criticism on Tuesday night.  A defense official told ABC News the soldiers’ presence raised questions about how they became a part of the convention. American Samoa delivers its delegate votes at the #DNCConvention with what appears to be two uniformed service members in the background, which is potentially a problem. pic.twitter.com/RG581SWZTo— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) August 19, 2020 U.S....
    During Tuesday's Democratic National Convention, service members in American Samoa might have violated military rules. Each state took part in a virtual roll call, naming the number of votes they gave to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. As two representatives from American Samoa came on screen, what appeared to be two uniformed service members flanked them. One of those representatives was the chairman of American Samoa's Democratic Party, Aliitama Sotoa. Uniformed service members are generally prohibited from participating in partisan activity. The Department of Defense says, "All military members, including National Guard and Reserve forces, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign events." It appears that members of the American Samoan delegation likely did not receive any...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local congress members are seeing themselves what’s going on inside the post office. This comes as the postal service is under scrutiny for mail delays and its potential impact on the November election. Among them is resident Debbie Garrett of Cheltenham. She’s holding a sign that reads, ‘keep your hands off our mail.’ That message, she says, is directed to President Trump and other lawmakers who she believes are not adequately funding the United States Postal Service and causing delays in her mail. “What is happening, is there a shortage of postal workers? Machinery has been taken out of many and it’s not right we been out postal service like we need food,” Garrett said. Congressman Evans...
    Domino’s Pizza Inc. is hiring! The parent company and its franchisees say they are committed to providing delicious, hot, and safe food to families in local communities across the U.S and in order to do so, Domino’s corporate and franchise stores need to fill more than 20,000 positions, including delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers, and assistant managers. In addition, supply chain centers across the U.S. are actively hiring production and warehouse team members, as well as CDL drivers. “It’s a privilege to be able to feed families across the country and provide them with a small sense of normalcy during this pandemic,” said Tom Curtis, Domino’s...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democrats of "pushing conspiracy theories" in accusing President Trump of trying to undermine the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls members back from their August recess to work on legislation to address Trump's alleged threats against the institution. McCarthy, R-Calif., leveled the allegation against Democrats in a tweet Monday afternoon after Pelosi, D-Calif., charged House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., with setting up a schedule for the legislation. "Democrats have no shame," McCarthy said. "They are pushing conspiracy theories about the USPS to undermine faith in the election and distract from their own failures. Whether Americans choose to vote in person or vote absentee, I have full...
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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested members could be brought back from August recess to address issues regarding the U.S. Postal Service, while urging Democrats to appear at their local post offices amid the battle to protect mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election. Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday said the post office has become “Election Central” thanks to the coronavirus pandemic even as President Trump and Republicans have warned for months that universal mail-in ballots would cause widespread voter fraud in the election. DEMOCRATS DEMAND POSTMASTER GENERAL, USPS CHAIRMAN TO TESTIFY “Alarmingly, across the nation, we see the devastating effects of the President’s campaign to sabotage the election by manipulating the Postal Service to disenfranchise voters,” Pelosi said. Pelosi went on to slam...
    There should be “unrest in the streets” over President Trump and his political allies turning a “deaf ear” to Americans’ concerns, including those about the “dismantling” of the U.S. Postal Service — which amounts to voter suppression, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., said Friday. Conservatives on Twitter quickly condemned Pressley’s remarks as “unhinged,” “horrible” and “disgusting.” Pressley made her remarks Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.” “This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure,” Pressley said, after mentioning steps Democratic lawmakers can take, “so that this GOP-led Senate and these governors that continue to carry water for this administration, putting American people in harm’s way, turning a deaf ear to the needs of our families and...
    Once upon a time, most Americans would have been hard-pressed to name the postmaster general. That fabled time was any time before May of this year, when Donald Trump replaced Postmaster General Megan Brennan with Louis DeJoy. And yes, I had to look up Megan Brennan. What position of power did Brennan occupy before taking over the Postal Service under Barack Obama? None. Brennan started as a mail carrier at the Postal Service in 1986, delivering letters to neighborhoods in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She worked her way through the ranks at the USPS. For more than a decade, she headed up distribution and transportation in the Northeast before taking over as postmaster in her 27th year with the Postal Service.  Compare that Louis...
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CNS) -- The remains of seven Marines and a Navy sailor who died two weeks ago when an amphibious assault vehicle sank in the ocean near San Clemente Island were transferred Thursday from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to Dover Air Force Base, the Marine Corps announced.Six military pallbearers escorted each of the late servicemen's caskets aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 bound for the Delaware base for final preparation for burial, after which they will be released to their families for final arrangements.The amphibious troop-transport vehicle the Camp Pendleton-based personnel were aboard foundered for unknown reasons July 30 during a maritime training mission about 80 miles west of Encinitas and went down in water nearly 400...
    Individually bagged Legos are not enough for many military parents to feel safe sending their children to in-person schools on military installations. The Pentagon said Thursday that the military parents of some 10,000 children have opted for a one-semester commitment to try student-driven, virtual learning, even where health conditions at bases allow for in-person learning. “We have an impact on readiness, and we have an impact on retention,” said Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity Thomas Brady at a Pentagon briefing Thursday. “We are trying to get to as many non-remote schools to open face-to-face, person-to-person,” he added. “Making sure that service members are where they should be is critical, and that’s why our emphasis is on...
    Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a letter calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse his overhaul to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), citing the coronavirus pandemic and upcoming election.  The letter, signed by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Win by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP MORE (D-Calif.) and 174 other members of Congress, raised concerns about the “significant operational restructuring, done without any apparent analysis and...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The head of the U.S. military's Indo-Pacific Command has said that service members and their families represent about 7% of the coronavirus cases in Hawaii. Adm. Phil Davidson released the infection figures in a memo to Indo-Pacific service component commanders, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The memo cites the 7% figure, which translates into about 204 service members among the 2,914 people in Hawaii who had been infected with the virus when Davidson issued his message. About 43,000 active duty military members, 9,600 National Guard and Reserve, 60,000 dependents and 20,000 military employees live and work in Hawaii. The U.S. Department of Defense does not normally report the aggregate number of COVID-19 cases among service members at...
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    After four years, Twitch Prime is no more. Instead, the premium version of Twitch membership has been renamed to Prime Gaming, to better fit within the lineup of Amazon’s other Prime services. Twitch Prime is part of the many benefits Amazon Prime members get, including Prime Music and Prime Video. But because it had a completely different name, Twitch Prime didn’t exactly fit into the company’s standard benefits list, and didn’t have the same association those other products and subscriptions have. With the new Prime Gaming name, the service should fit just right into a list of Amazon Prime benefits. Other than the name, nothing else about the service is changing. Prime Gaming will offer the same free...
    (CNN)The Trump administration is making new inroads into the operations of the US Postal Service, raising fears that the agency is degrading services ahead of a surge of votes being cast through the mail in the November election. As President Donald Trump has launched a relentless attack on vote-by-mail elections, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has inserted himself into the Postal Service's finances and a major Trump donor was selected to lead the USPS -- steps critics warn have opened up the independent government agency to undue political influence.New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over in June, is under pressure to reverse dramatic cost-cutting measures and prepare the Postal Service for a flood of mail-in ballots this fall. Last week,...
    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon: In times of adversity it is incumbent upon brother nations and, indeed, the whole world to share the grief and the burden of the loss. What happened in Beirut is a disaster of huge proportions … and constitutes one of the largest explosions recorded in human history. In the aftermath there will be much heart-searching and even recriminations that this massive stockpile of ammonium nitrate was left unattended in such a sensitive place as the docks. But for now it is incumbent on everyone to display solidarity and offer tangible solace as the death toll escalates to more...
    Blackstone Group is taking a majority stake in DNA testing business Ancestry.com. The private-equity giant headed by billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is acquiring 75 percent of the family history research business for $4.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. The acquisition would be the first for Blackstone’s massive $25 billion private equity fund. The deal has been in the works for several months, according to the report, and may be announced as soon as Wednesday. Ancestry.com’s popular tests generally use saliva to determine the user’s ethnic heritage. It has run ad campaigns showing people who have found family members they didn’t know about through the service. The Pentagon last winter warned service members to stay away from DNA kits if they got one...
    Blackstone Group is taking a majority stake in DNA testing business Ancestry.com. The private-equity giant headed by billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is acquiring 75 percent of the family history research business for $4.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. The acquisition would be the first for Blackstone’s massive $25 billion private equity fund. The deal has been in the works for several months, according to the report, and may be announced as soon as Wednesday. Ancestry.com’s popular tests generally use saliva to determine the user’s ethnic heritage. It has run ad campaigns showing people who have found family members they didn’t know about through the service. The Pentagon last winter warned service members to stay away from DNA kits if they got one as...
    An official with the Defense Department told the New York Times in July, on the condition of anonymity, that although the policy did not specifically mention the Confederate battle flag, it was in fact aimed at banning it. The letter from the lawmakers to Esper argued that in place of the broader prohibition, the Department of Defense should explicitly ban Confederate flags. A department spokesperson told the Modern Military Association of America, a nonprofit that focuses on equality for LGBTQ people in the military, that the policy is broad enough that it does effectively ban the Pride flag. Donald Trump has expressed opposition to removing displays of Confederate symbols and to bipartisan congressional legislation that would require the renaming of...
    The nine service members killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the California coast last week during a training exercise have been identified, military officials announced on Monday. “A grateful nation and the Department of Defense grieves the tragic loss of the Marines and Sailor lost in the amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island. Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of these brave young men,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement. “Their service, commitment and courage will always be remembered by the nation they served. While the incident remains under investigation, I want to assure our service members and their families that we are committed to gathering...
    The U.S. Marine Corps released the names of eight service members Monday who are presumed dead after an amphibious vehicle accident off the coast of California. The eight missing Marines were identified Monday as Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierrra, Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranaco, Pfc. Evan A. Bath, Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, Cpl. Wesley A. Rod, Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood and Cpl. Ceasar A. Villaneuva, according to a Marine Corps statement, Fox News reported. The Naval service member onboard, Hospitalman Chrisopher Gnem, is also presumed dead, Fox reported. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Associated Press reported. All...
    Four California Marines are among the eight service members presumed dead off San Clemente Island following a training accident last week. The Marines and sailor have been missing since Thursday, July 30, when their seafaring vehicle — known as an AAV — took on water and sank during a routine training exercise near the island. The Navy-owned island is about 50 miles west of Orange County and 20 miles south of Catalina Island. It is the only ship-to-shore live-fire training range in the nation. The AAV and 12 others had just left the island’s beaches and were heading out to the USS Somerset, an amphibious transport dock. They had spent the day training on the island. Eight other Marines managed...
    SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND (KABC) -- Seven Marines and one Navy sailor were presumed dead and identified Sunday after the military called off its search for the group, which went missing after an amphibious vehicle sank during a training mission Thursday.Navy and Coast Guard officials decided to end the effort after an extensive 40 hours."It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,'' said Col. Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). "As we turn to recovery operations we will continue our exhaustive search for our missing Marines and sailor.''RELATED: 1 Marine killed, 8 missing after amphibious vehicle accident off coast of San Clemente Island, officials sayAll of the...
    Eight troops who went missing after a "training mishap" are all presumed dead, the U.S. Marine Corps announced on Sunday. A 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor sank off the coast of Southern California on Thursday. Eight Marines were rescued from the sinking vehicle nicknamed an "amtrac," short for "amphibious tractor." Of those rescued, one later died, and two are in critical condition. The vehicle was one of 13 amphibious assault crafts that had just completed a training exercise. The amtrac sank in the Pacific Ocean near San Clemente Island, approximately 80 miles west of San Diego. The ships were heading back to the Navy-owned island when one of the AAVs...
    The military has called off the search for eight missing troops who were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) off the coast of Southern California when a training accident caused it to sink late Thursday evening. All eight are presumed dead. Sixteen service members, fifteen Marines and one sailor, in total were on board the AAV when it began to take on water near San Clemente Island, which is owned by the U.S. Navy and is about 80 miles from Camp Pendleton, where the troops were stationed. Half of the sixteen service members on board were rescued, and of those rescued, one died en route to the hospital. Two others remain in critical condition as of Saturday. “It is with...
    The search for eight missing US military service members off the California coast was called off after a 40-hour operation — with all now presumed dead, authorities announced Sunday. The seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle sank in hundreds of feet of water during a training exercise. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said on Twitter. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” “All eight missing service members are presumed deceased,” the unit said in another post on Sunday. “Efforts will...
    SAN DIEGO -- Seven Marines and one Navy sailor are presumed dead Sunday after the military called off its search for the group, which went missing after an amphibious vehicle sank during a training mission in California Thursday.Navy and Coast Guard officials decided to end the effort after an extensive 40 hours.RELATED: 1 Marine killed, 8 missing after amphibious vehicle accident off coast of San Clemente Island, officials sayAll of the victims' next-of-kin have been notified. The names of the deceased troops are expected to be released within the next 24 hours.There were 15 Marines and a Navy sailor in the vehicle around 5:45 p.m. Thursday when it started taking on water as it traveled from the shores of San...
    The seek for eight lacking US navy service members off the California coast was referred to as off after a 40-hour operation — with all now presumed lifeless, authorities introduced Sunday. The seven Marines and one Navy sailor went lacking Thursday when an amphibious assault car sank in a whole bunch of toes of water throughout a coaching train. “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I made a decision to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stated on Twitter. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was great.” “All eight lacking service members are presumed deceased,” the unit stated...
    The search for eight missing US military service members off the California coast was called off after a 40-hour operation — with all now presumed dead, authorities announced Sunday. The seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle sank in hundreds of feet of water during a training exercise. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said on Twitter. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” “All eight missing service members are presumed deceased,” the unit said in another post on Sunday. “Efforts will...
    Seven US marines and a sailor, missing since a training accident off the coast of California on Thursday, are presumed dead, the military says. The announcement came as a 40-hour search and rescue effort was called off. The service members were on an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sank during the exercise. Eight other marines were rescued after the accident but one later died. Two others are in a critical condition. "It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort," said Col Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). A search operation involved helicopters and ships over an area of more than 1,000 square nautical miles (3,439...
    The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy updated its death toll to eight for the incident that took place in California last week. Officials from Camp Pendleton said Sunday that the military had concluded its search for seven missing Marines and one missing sailor after more than 40 hours of searching for an amphibious assault vehicle that took on water and sank off the coast of California on Friday. The eight missing service members are presumed dead, according to a Marine Corps statement. "It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU commanding officer. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the...
    The submarine support ship HOS 'Dominator' has joined the search for seven Marines and one Sailor, who have been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 600 feet of water Thursday. One Marine has already been confirmed dead and two more injured after the vehicle sank in the water at around 5:45pm near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County.  The Marines have suspended the use of the amphibious assault vehicles in water while they are inspected.   One sailor and 15 Marines were inside the 26-ton military vehicle when it sank into the Pacific Ocean.  Eight were rescued from the water, but the other eight remain missing and are presumed dead.  One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La...
    MUMBAI, India, 30th July, 2020 – Taking this year’s Prime Day event a notch higher, Amazon Prime Video today announced a special delight for its Prime members – Amazon Funnies – Prime Day Special. The all-day laughter fiesta will see 14 stand-up comedians, each performing a set of ten-minutes in Hinglish, Hindi and English! An incredible line-up of artists that include Sapan Verma, Urooj Ashfaq, Nishant Tanwar, Anubhav Bassi, Rahul Dua, Nishant Suri, Shreeja Chaturvedi, Rahul Subramaniam, Sumukhi Suresh, Neeti Palta, Karthik Kumar, Sumit Saurav, Gaurav Kapoor and Aishwarya Mohanraj are all set to make the viewers roll-on-the-floor with this Prime Day Special. Amazon Prime Video will be releasing one set each every hour, from 10 am to 11 pm...
    One marine has died and eight other military personnel remain missing after a “mishap” involving an amphibious assault vehicle, or AAV, ocurred during a training exercise off the coast of Southern California, officials said Friday. According to 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, the service members on board the AAV were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and based out of Camp Pendleton, about fifty miles north of San Diego. Two others were injured in the accident, and sixteen people were on board in total, according to The Los Angeles Times. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. I ask that you keep our Marines, Sailors, and their families in your prayers as we continue our search,” Col. Christopher Bronzi,...
    One U.S. Marine has died and eight service members are missing following an accident during a training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island, officials said Friday. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor began to take on water during a training exercise, according to the United States Marine Corps. One Marine was taken to a hospital in La Jolla and later died. Two were injured, one critically. Five other service members were rescued. 1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California. All are assigned to the 15th MEU....