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US dismisses Chinese objections to South China Sea mission

Nov. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday dismissed Beijing’s protests over a "freedom of navigation operation” conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, in the latest incident drawing new attention to one of the world's potential military flashpoints. The...

Philippines asks China for explanation over latest sea feud

Nov. 24, 2022 02:57 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has sought an explanation from China after a Filipino military commander reported that the Chinese coast guard forcibly seized Chinese rocket debris in the possession of Filipino navy personnel in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Thursday. ...

US Navy probe: Iranian drone struck Israeli-linked tanker

Nov. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Investigators have concluded that an Iranian drone was used to bomb an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire last week, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday. The drone attack on the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon last Tuesday off the...

Chinese coast guard seizes rocket debris from Filipino navy

Nov. 21, 2022 05:26 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's coast guard forcibly seized apparent Chinese rocket debris that was being towed by the Philippine navy, in the latest confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, a Philippine military commander said Monday. The Chinese vessel twice blocked the...

Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rash of suicides tied to the USS George Washington over the past two years forced a focus on mental health services within the Navy — with congressional leaders advocating for psychological health directors at every Navy and Marine Corps installation and the Navy...

GOP in grinding push to break Democrats' hold on Congress

Nov. 09, 2022 03:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to claw back power, Republicans pushed state by state early Wednesday to break the Democrats’ one-party hold on Washington in a grinding, dragged-out fight to upend President Joe Biden’s once-lofty agenda. After all the polls closed, the Democrats'...

Luria makes final case for democracy, vies for Black voters

Nov. 04, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — In the closing days of her campaign, Rep. Elaine Luria stood on a wooden porch in a far-flung part of her newly drawn district, microphone in hand and a 7-year-old Black girl at her side, to make her final case for what is at stake in the midterm elections. The...

US Navy wants public's ideas on how to use Hawaii fuel tanks

Nov. 01, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The Navy on Tuesday said it will ask the public how it should use a fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor once it has finished draining petroleum from its massive storage tanks. The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility...

Fears over Russian threat to Norway's energy infrastructure

Oct. 23, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian oil and gas workers normally don’t see anything more threatening than North Sea waves crashing against the steel legs of their offshore platforms. But lately they have noticed a more troubling sight: unidentified drones buzzing in the skies overhead. ...

Military suicides drop as leaders push new programs

Oct. 20, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the active duty U.S. military decreased over the past 18 months, driven by sharp drops in the Air Force and Marine Corps last year and a similar decline among Army soldiers during the first six months of this year, according to a new Pentagon report and...