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Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

Nov. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines. Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of...

Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships

Nov. 08, 2021 04:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, possibly for practice for a future naval clash as tensions rise between the nations. China has massively upgraded its military in...

Mississippi shipyard tank tester dies days after job injury

Nov. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard worker died this week, days after he was injured on the job. The Sun Herald reported that a spokesperson for Ingalls Shipbuilding issued a statement Tuesday confirming Randy Wade had died. “We are...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

Oct. 23, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he's ready to walk away from his job because of an impending...

Federal appeals court won't stop health worker COVID mandate

Oct. 20, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to a lawsuit targeting Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, resulting in an 11th-hour appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court...

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

Oct. 14, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Experts agree a...

Thousands protest vaccine mandates at Mississippi rallies

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands recently rallied against COVID-19 vaccine mandates at protests held on Mississippi’s coast and in its capital. Upwards of 1,500 workers and their family members waved homemade signs and flags along U.S. 90 near the entrance to Ingalls...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 09, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...

Pentagon climate plan: war-fighting in hotter, harsher world

Oct. 08, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic planning to training troops how to secure their own water supplies and treat heat...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 08, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...