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Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning → Read More

Deputies seeking guardian after child found walking alone in Anderson County

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are seeking information after a child was found walking alone in Pelzer Friday afternoon. The child, approximately 2-year-old, was found on Leslie Road off of Midway Road on June 19 at 3:10 p.m. wearing a dinosaur shirt and gray pants. Anyone with information about the child or his parents […] → Read More

Darius Rucker, Clint Black to perform live at Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch

Darius Rucker and Clint Black will be performing live at the Grand Ole Opry for a special Father’s Day weekend performance. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of USS Roosevelt captain in virus outbreak

The spread of the coronavirus aboard the carrier while on deployment in the Pacific in March exploded into one of the biggest military leadership crises of recent years. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of USS Roosevelt captain in virus outbreak

The spread of the coronavirus aboard the carrier while on deployment in the Pacific in March exploded into one of the biggest military leadership crises of recent years. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in coronavirus outbreak

The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt — concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn’t “do enough, soon enough,” to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld the firing of the ship’s captain who had pleaded for faster action to protect the crew. Capt. Brett E. Crozier and Rear […] → Read More

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official. The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard, concluding that both men made serious… → Read More

Navy upholds firing of USS Roosevelt captain in virus outbreak

The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt — concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of USS Roosevelt captain in virus outbreak

The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt — concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment. → Read More

Navy upholds firing of USS Roosevelt captain in virus outbreak

The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt — concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment. → Read More

Northam announces marketing aid for tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19

Governor Ralph Northam announced new marketing funds for destination marketing organizations impacted by COVID-19. → Read More

US has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has reduced its troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600, fulfilling its obligation as part of a February deal with the Taliban, the general who oversees American forces in that region said Thursday. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie gave no indication of when, or at what pace, U. S. forces would be further reduced. He noted that the February deal requires the U. S. → Read More

Trump announces major US troop cut in 'delinquent' Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is ordering a major reduction in U.S. troop strength in Germany, a move widely criticized by members of his own party → Read More

'The walk' thrusts Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. He knew that splashy and sassy were unlikely to endear him to his boss, President Donald Trump. Then “the walk” happened. FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in… → Read More

'The walk' thrusts Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight

In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. Milley, in his camouflage battle dress uniform, strolled with Trump and a presidential entourage across Lafayette Square on June 1 to be positioned in front of a church, where → Read More

Milley regrets joining church walk

WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence in uniform amid... → Read More

Top U.S. military officer says it was a ‘mistake’ to join Trump’s bible photo op

Trump’s June 1 walk through the park to pose with a Bible at a church came after authorities used pepper spray and flash bangs to clear the park and streets of largely peaceful protesters demonstrating in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. → Read More

Nation’s top military official says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

Milley said his presence and the photographs compromised his commitment to a military divorced from politics. → Read More

Army Gen. Mark Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

“I should not have been there,” the Joint Chiefs chairman said in remarks to a National Defense University commencement ceremony. → Read More