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  • Acadiana Soldier Looks Back at War in Iraq

    December 15, 2011 9:44 PM

    After nearly nine years, the Iraq war officially came to an end Thursday. Top military officials lowered the flag used by U.S. forces in Baghdad, signifying the withdrawal of troops. Staff Sergeant Jaime Angelle, of Breaux Bridge, was one of those soldiers. He just returned to the U.S. from Baghdad... more »
  • Homeowner's Group Sues Over Sign for Son

    May 8, 2011 11:48 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City couple's big banner supporting their son's service in Afghanistan has brought a lawsuit from the subdivision's homeowner's association. The multicolored banner bears a Marine Corps portrait of 20-year-old Corey Burr and the sentence "Our son defends our freedom." Jodi Burr and her... more »
  • Miss. preparing for its Civil War commemoration

    December 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. "It is economic development. We want... more »
  • Economic Panel says Recession Ended

    September 20, 2010 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON -It's official: The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18... more »
  • Obama: Iraq War is Ending, Baghdad to Chart Future

    August 28, 2010 4:10 PM

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama said the withdrawal ofD THUNDERSTORMS. ps from Iraq means "the war is ending" and Baghdad is in position "to chart its own course." Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to highlight Tuesday's formal end to U.S. combat missions in... more »
  • Re-enactors keep memory of black Civil War troops

    August 27, 2010 9:42 PM

    SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
  • World War II Museum in NOLA Expanding

    August 26, 2010 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A flock of warbirds will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum. Construction of the $35 million U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea and Air will be formally announced Friday as part of the museum's overall $300 million expansion. The... more »
  • Farrow, Campbell draw spotlight to war-crime trial

    August 9, 2010 9:52 PM

    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Naomi Campbell flirted with Liberia's former president across the dinner table at Nelson Mandela's presidential mansion in 1997 and boasted the following morning that Charles Taylor had given her a huge diamond during the night, Mia Farrow and another witness testified at Taylor's war crimes trial... more »
  • Iraq War Will End August 31

    August 2, 2010 11:38 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's combat role in Iraq will end Aug. 31 "as promised and on schedule." Obama tells the Disabled American Veterans organization that violence in Iraq has been at a lower ebb recently. And he says that in advance of terminating U.S. combat operations... more »
  • France Has Declared War On Al-Qaida

    July 27, 2010 3:22 PM

    PARIS (AP) - France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French humanitarian worker it took hostage in April. The declaration and attack marked a shift... more »
  • US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,409 on Tuesday

    June 29, 2010 8:12 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at least 4,409 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,488 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • Obama, McChrystal finish Oval Office meeting

    June 23, 2010 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview. Officials... more »
  • Calif. Marine Released in Iraqi War Crimes Case

    June 14, 2010 9:53 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Camp Pendleton Marine whose murder conviction was recently overturned was released Monday after serving four years in prison for a major Iraqi war crimes case, his lawyer said. An emotional Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III vowed to be the best Marine he could be while he... more »
  • 4,400 Members of the U.S. Military Have Died in Iraq War

    June 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,486 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • Iraq Veteran Heads Back To War In The Middle East

    January 6, 2010 4:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Heath Stoute served with the Louisiana National Guard the last time the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Iraq in 2004-05. He headed back to the Middle East last week, joining about 3,000 other National Guard personnel in deployment ceremonies throughout the state. But much... more »
  • Kids Cope with Loved Ones Being Deployed

    November 15, 2009 6:48 PM

    Families try their best to prepare for when their loved ones get deployed, but what about the little ones? The Louisiana National Guard has been holding pre-deployment workshops all month to teach families how to deal. Five-year-old twins Christian and Athen Sellers, are struggling to handle their father... more »

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