‘He’s home’: After 73 years, Medal of Honor recipient’s remains return to Georgia

Soldiers of the 9th Infantry Regiment made a desperate retreat as North Korean troops closed in around them. A wounded, 18-year-old Army Pfc. Luther Herschel Story feared his injuries would slow down his company, so he stayed behind to cover their withdrawal. Story’s actions in the Korean War on Sept. 1, 1950, would ensure he was remembered. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, which is now displayed alongside his portrait at the National Infantry Museum, an hour’s drive from his hometown of Americus, Georgia. But Story was never seen alive again, and his resting place long remained a mystery. “In my family, we always believed that he would never be found,” said Judy Wade, Story’s niece and closest surviving relative. That changed in April when the U.S. military revealed lab tests had matched DNA from Wade and her late mother to bones of an unidentified American soldier recovered from Korea in October 1950. The remains belonged to Story, a case agent told Wade over the phone. After nearly 73 years, he was coming home. A Memorial Day burial with military honors was scheduled

Deal to raise debt ceiling criticized by members of both parties

The White House and a team led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finished a deal to raise the debt ceiling over the holiday weekend. Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing the concessions made by McCarthy and President Biden, which calls into question if the House has enough support to pass the legislation. Scott MacFarlane reports from Capitol Hill.

Are you flying the flag correctly for Memorial Day?

(NEXSTAR) – Memorial Day, observed on the final Monday in May, honors those who have died in American wars. To mark the day, you may be wondering – how do I fly the United States flag? Thankfully, we have the United States Code, which officially addresses dozens of subjects, including how Old Glory should be flown on Memorial Day. According to the Code, the flag should fly at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Memorial Day. Then, it should be “raised briskly” to the top of the staff until sunset, according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day is only one of six occurrences in which the flag should be flown at half-staff, according to the American Flagpole & Flag Co. The others are Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27, Patriot Day on September 11, Pearl Harbor Day on December 7, and any day when the president issues an order lowering the flag as a mark of respect for the death of a principal figure or others. Why all MLB games will briefly pause on Monday afternoon Regardless

Man pistol-whipped during violent taco truck robbery in Willowbrook area: Video

Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a taco truck, leaving one employee injured, in the Green Meadows neighborhood of Los Angeles near Wilowbrook late Sunday night. Video shows the taco truck was parked near the intersection of 103rd Street and South Avalon Boulevard when the two suspects approached at around 11:45 p.m. A man in a blue hoodie, holding what appears to be a gun, is seen grabbing an employee and pushing him against the van while apparently holding a gun to his neck. At one point the suspect punched the employee and continued to hold on to him while reaching into the taco truck and pulling out cash. The suspects may have also taken the workers’ cell phones and wallets, according to stringer reports. Police are searching for the suspects who got away in what was described as a newer-model white Honda Accord.

2 dead, 1 critical, after violent 2-car crash in Pomona

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a violent two-car crash left two people dead and another in critical condition in Pomona Sunday night.   Calls about the crash on North Garey Avene near East Bonita Avenue came in around 8:45 p.m., according to the Pomona Police Department.   Officers located an overturned SUV with three occupants trapped inside. The driver and front passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel. A female was transported from the scene in critical condition, according to police. Video of the wreckage showed severe damage to both vehicles. First responders on the scene of a fatal two-car crash in Pomona on May 28, 2023. (Key News)Wreckage seen to two vehicles after crash in Pomona May 28, 2023 (Key News)Wreckage seen to two vehicles after crash in Pomona May 28, 2023 (Key News) A man who lives in the neighborhood said he saw someone leaving the area after the crash and followed him.  “I chased him down to the local apartments. He went into the apartments. He came back out and I lost