JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Juda Ngwenya, a former South African photographer for the Reuters news agency, was remembered on Wednesday for skillfully recording some of the most pivotal moments in his country's transition from white racist rule to multi-racial democracy. He was also remembered as a friend, a mentor and a smart dresser.
The Pentagon is halting efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses paid out a decade ago to enlist troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday, responding to public outrage. Nearly 10,000 California National Guard members were being ordered to pay back at least $15,000 each in bonuses used as inducements during recruitment drives to overcome a troop shortage. The national guard members would have faced interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse to comply.