Navy senior chief recruiter kills wife, dies in shootout, police say

A Houston-based Navy senior chief recruiter fatally shot his wife and injured a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent Thursday before being killed by sheriff’s deputies a few hours later, according to the Navy and local law enforcement. NCIS agents were interviewing the wife, Takara Hightower, 34, at an Atascocita,...

UN speeches end with silence from Myanmar, Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the second straight year, Afghanistan and Myanmar were silent at the U.N. General Assembly’s leaders’ meeting, which ended Monday with no representative of either government stepping forward to talk as the United Nations tries to resolve who should represent them. At the...

‘One-stop shop’: VA brings slew of services under one roof with new, $15M Cobb clinic

MARIETTA — When Navy veteran Bill Cripps needs to access medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the most convenient option is the small Pickens County VA Clinic in Jasper. But sometimes, he has to make the dreaded trip from his north Georgia home to the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, the 466-bed hospital which serves as the flagship of the Atlanta VA Health Care System. Even on a good day, a visit to that hospital sees him and his wife spend two...
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Spring Lake police chief to be sworn in

The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is expected to swear in Dysoaneik Spellman as the new police chief during the Sept. 26 meeting. The town in August announced Spellman as the next police chief after a two-month search. He was appointed interim police chief when former chief Troy McDuffie retired for the second time in 2021.

4 forces reshaping health care

Ingenuity is transforming health care. Chronicling that change is our focus at the new Future Pulse. Our newsletter’s revamped, daily version will continue to cover the convergence of health care and technology you’ve long come to expect from us. But we’re broadening our lens. You’ll read about...

Foundation hosts spa day for Gold Star Women

WINSLOW, Ark. — A Winslow foundation is marking Gold Start Families day with a spa day. A Gold Star Family is the immediate family members of a fallen service member who died while serving in a time of conflict. According to their website, Warhorse Legacy Foundation is Northwest Arkansas'...

As wildfires grow, militaries are torn between combat, climate change

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. KOSTANJEVICA NA KRASU, Slovenia - The wildfire was exploding across Slovenia's dry mountainsides, burning up pine trees and blotting out both the sun and the ground. Lieutenant Colonel Aleš Ogrinc needed to call on all his military training as he steered his combat helicopter toward the flames to drop a payload of water.

GOP mum, Majewski irate after AP story questions his characterization of military record

Still from the music video for “Lets Go Brandon Save America” featuring J360, Savannah Craven and Ohio GOP congressional candidate J.R. Majewski. Republicans are holding their tongues after the Associated Press published a story indicating GOP congressional nominee J.R. Majewski exaggerated his service record. Majewski himself is lashing out at the AP, threatening to sue and insinuating they worked with his opponent U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-OH.

Iranian students hold memorial service for Mahsa Amini

Iranian students at Miami University held a memorial service Friday, Sept. 23 for Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in police custody. Amini had been arrested by Iran’s morality police for non-compliance with hijab regulations. Iranian authorities claim she died of a heart attack, but Amini’s family...