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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Navy crewman monitors on the deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in international waters off South China Sea. The USS Theodore Roosevelt made the second-ever visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to Vietnam to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations and growing security ties between the former Cold War antagonists amid China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea.  (AP Photo/Jim Gomez, File)

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

Mar. 28, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for deterring war with...

This annotated image provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, shows aerial images of sites that were to be targeted in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, March 13, 2020. U.S. officials said the airstrikes' intended targets were mainly weapons facilities belonging to Kataib Hezbollah, the militia group believed to be responsible for Wednesday's attack on Camp Taji base. (U.S. Department of Defense via AP)

US general: US strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

Mar. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. retaliatory airstrikes against militants in Iraq destroyed five weapons depots, but the top U.S commander for the Middle East acknowledged Friday that there are many similar sites that the U.S. has so far not hit because of potential civilian casualties and political...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2004, file photo, U.S. Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., R-N.Y., speaks during a U.S. Congressional delegation visit in Baghdad, Iraq. Houghton, who served as chairman of Corning Glass Works, before the company changed its name to Corning Inc., for nearly 20 years, and then served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at his Corning, N.Y., home. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan, Pool, File)

Businessman, ex-congressman Amory Houghton Jr. dead at 93

Mar. 6, 2020 2:42 AM EST

CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Amory Houghton Jr., who led his family's glass company in upstate New York and later spent nearly two decades in Congress as a Republican with a reputation for breaking with his party, died Wednesday. He was 93. Houghton, who was known as simply “Amo,” was first elected...

FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, a monkey sits on a hoarding showing India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump welcoming Trump ahead of his visit to Ahmedabad, India. President Donald Trump is ready for a king's welcome as he head to India on Sunday for a jam packed two-day tour. The visit will feature a rally at one of the world's largest stadiums, a crowd of millions cheering him on and a lovefest with a like-minded leader during an election year. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation

Feb. 23, 2020 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the Trumpiest of offers. A rally at one of the world's largest stadiums. A crowd of millions cheering him on. A love fest during an election year. President Donald Trump's packed two-day visit to India promises the kind of welcome that has eluded him on many foreign trips, some of...

Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps, R-Wichita, testifies during a committee hearing in favor of his bill to require the national motto of

Kansas considers requiring 'In God We Trust' in classrooms

Jan. 30, 2020 2:32 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans are pushing for a law requiring government buildings and schools across Kansas to post the national motto of “In God We Trust,” an idea critics say is part of a broader effort by the Christian right to promote their religious beliefs in public...