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Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

Nov. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late...

Brazil reckons with new oil spill mystery: When will it end?

Nov. 4, 2019 3:36 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said on Monday that they have no way of knowing how much more oil will wash ashore the country's northeastern coast, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's ominous warning during a Sunday night TV interview that "the worst is yet to come." In the interview, Bolsonaro...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 4, 2019 2:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Joe Biden, while vice president, leaked the identities of special ops...

New carrier heads to sea for tests amid debate over delays

Oct. 25, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The nation's newest aircraft carrier left a Virginia shipyard and returned to sea for more tests Friday, just days after fresh concerns were raised in Washington over when the highly advanced ship will be ready for combat. The USS Gerald R. Ford departed for sea trials in the wake of a...

Ex-Naval Academy head tapped to head University of Nebraska

Oct. 25, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A career military man and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy was chosen Friday as the top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska system. The university Board of Regents voted unanimously to nominate Walter "Ted" Carter Jr. as their priority...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

Trump: US doesn't 'endorse' Turkey's assault on Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea." Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S....

New attack submarine, future USS Oregon, is christened

Oct. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, where they spoke about the importance of...

Philippine official tweets order for new protest vs China

Oct. 2, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary used Twitter to order the immediate filing of a diplomatic protest against China on Wednesday after Chinese coast guard ships reportedly neared a Philippine-occupied shoal in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who...