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Lumbee Tribe recognizes 102-year-old Navy vet

Apr. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MAXTON, N.C. (AP) — One of the Lumbee tribe’s oldest living veterans didn’t think he’d ever join the military when World War II broke out. But on March 26, his 102nd birthday, Evert Frank Locklear was recognized by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for his...

Saddler joins race for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and former Trump administration official, has joined the Republican race to challenge Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Saddler announced his candidacy Thursday, calling for patriotic unity. He's the...

US Navy decommissions massive ship destroyed by fire

Apr. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Wednesday decommissioned the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego nine months after flames engulfed it in one of the worst U.S. warship fires outside of combat in recent memory. The ceremony at Naval Base San Diego was not open to...

Sailor who shot himself in a Hawaii hotel was from New York

Apr. 14, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at a luxury Hawaii resort was assigned to the Naval Submarine Support Center in Pearl Harbor. Lt. Cmdr. Russell Cruz, 40, of New York, died from a self-inflected gunshot wound in a room at the Kahala...

Sailor who shot, killed himself at Hawaii resort identified

Apr. 12, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Monday identified the U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at a luxury resort after a standoff with police over the weekend. Russell Cruz, 40, of Kailua, Hawaii, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the...

Reports: Man kills self after standoff at Honolulu hotel

Apr. 11, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A standoff between Honolulu police and an armed man who fired shots through the door of his room at a luxury resort ended when the man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, local media reported Sunday. A SWAT team entered the fourth-floor...

India objects to U.S. Navy ship's patrol without consent

Apr. 09, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to a U.S. Navy ship conducting a “freedom of navigation” patrol in its exclusive economic zone without its prior consent. "We have conveyed our concerns regarding this passage through our EEZ to the government of U.S.A...

US Navy dismisses Pearl Harbor-based ship's commander

Apr. 08, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy said it relieved the commander of a Pearl Harbor-based destroyer after losing confidence in her leadership. The Navy said in a brief news release that Cmdr. Kathryn J. Dawley was removed as the USS Hopper's leader on Tuesday. It did not...

Today in History

Apr. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2021. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1915, jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was...

US Navy: Suspect in active shooting incident at Fort Detrick was Navy medic; suspect is dead

Apr. 07, 2021 12:08 PM EDT
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — US Navy: Suspect in active shooting incident at Fort Detrick was Navy medic; suspect is dead.