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Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal

Aug. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which the Navy said...

School of Navy chaplains to return to Rhode Island

Aug. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island,...

Remains of Fort Wayne sailor at Pearl Harbor identified

Aug. 17, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Tuesday in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday...

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

Aug. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read,...

Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

Aug. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Corey, a window washer and Hartford pub owner, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Tuesday and will face an uphill battle against Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy. The 54-year-old Navy veteran, who received the Republican party endorsement in May,...

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

Aug. 8, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central...

US Navy: Welding problem found on missile tubes for new subs

Aug. 7, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday there's a problem with welds on missile tubes that are destined for new submarines. The welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U.S. Navy and the...

US Navy ship named Charleston heads toward active duty

Aug. 7, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says that a littoral combat ship named Charleston has completed its last major in-water systems check and is headed toward active duty. The Post and Courier reported Monday that the USS Charleston will report for active duty in San Diego, California, in the next few...

I-90 in Seattle to close at times as Blue Angels roar above

Aug. 2, 2018 4:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Interstate 90 floating bridge between Mercer Island and Seattle will be closed at various times starting Thursday as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels roar overhead. The Washington Department of Transportation says the bridge will be closed to traffic during practices on Thursday and during the...

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

Jul. 30, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said Monday. A...