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Navy's new training facility creates realistic conditions

Jul. 21, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Few things can match training on a warship for a naval battle. But the Navy believes it's created something even better on shore. A new facility on Naval Station Norfolk will start training sailors July 22 to conduct anti-submarine warfare, air defense and surface combat in a way that...

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jul. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Uriel Gerardo-Olivas was sentenced Friday following a court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk. Media reports say he also will receive a...

Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Jul. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most significant...

W.Va. veteran among those honored on WWI shipwreck plaque

Jul. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sailor and veteran is among those honored on a recently dedicated World War I memorial in New York City's Times Square. The monument was authorized by the World War I Centennial Commission to honor six sailors who died when the USS San Diego, the largest U.S. Navy...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy...

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier. The...

Correction: Today in History for Sunday, July 7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

In a Today in History for Sunday, July 7 that was sent in advance on July 1, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the Thought for Today to Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850), rather than to Thomas Fuller, English clergyman, historian and author (1608-1661). A corrected version...

Washington state sues Navy over expanded flights on island

Jul. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state sued the Navy on Tuesday over its expansion of jet operations on an island north of Seattle, saying officials failed to adequately consider the effect that additional noisy flights would have on people or wildlife. "The Navy has an important job, and it's critical that their...

Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

Jul. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that's become increasingly hostile to the GOP. Taylor kicked off his campaign Monday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," saying Virginia has a...