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No threat of tsunami after 5.9 earthquake off Guam

Jun. 23, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Guam early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage following the earthquake that struck 55.9 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Yigo Village. There were no reports made to Guam 911 dispatch...

This 1995 photo provided by family attorney Michael F. Williams shows twins Leslie, left and her sister Katrina Schaller in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. A U.S. judge in Guam ruled that there is no rational basis for denying a disabled woman from receiving supplemental Social Security income just because she lives in the U.S territory. Katrina and Leslie Schaller are identical twins who were born in 1970 with the same genetic disease and grew up in Pennsylvania. After their mother died in 2007, Katrina went to live with a sister on Guam and stopped receiving the federal payments, while her sister in Pennsylvania continued receiving the money. (Kim Fegurgur/Michael F. Williams via AP)

Judge sides with Guam resident in Social Security case

Jun. 22, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There's no rational basis for denying a disabled woman supplemental Social Security benefits because she lives on Guam, while allowing her twin sister in Pennsylvania who has the same genetic disease to receive the payments, a U.S. judge in Guam ruled. Katrina Schaller and her twin sister...

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

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....

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

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....

USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier headed to Bremerton

Jun. 18, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy announced Wednesday that the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier will come to Bremerton for an overhaul in 2021. The Roosevelt made worldwide headlines earlier this year after being sidelined in Guam because of a coronavirus outbreak aboard the carrier. It is one of...

200610-N-ML137-1057 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

US naval buildup in Indo-Pacific seen as warning to China

Jun. 12, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force in a region roiled by spiking tensions between the U.S. and China and a sign that the Navy has bounced back from the worst days of the...

Guam to get over $3M to control invasive brown tree snake

Jun. 6, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam will get more than $3 million in grant money to suppress and control an invasive brown tree snake, federal officials said. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas W. Domenech said the money will also support prevention,...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven states,...

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 4, 2020)In this June 4, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor in Guam. The carrier has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region, 10 weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined Navy warship. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier/U.S. Navy via AP))

Navy carrier sidelined by virus is back operating in Pacific

Jun. 5, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy's signature warships, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors wearing white...

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor at Naval Base Guam on Thursday, May 21, 2020, following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship left Guam on Thursday and went out to sea for training after nearly two months sidelined at the pier with a coronavirus outbreak. (Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Gilbert/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Navy admiral submits results of probe on virus-infected ship

May. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's top admiral on Wednesday received the results of an internal investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the firing of the aircraft carrier's skipper in April. The report is not expected to be made public until decisions are made about...