Latest U.S. Navy News

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 5:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Survivors and descendants of those killed when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast are suing the ship’s Japanese charterer, according to a lawsuit filed Monday that details the survivors’ scramble for safety as water rushed in. In...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

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...

11 sailors suffered minor injuries in fire on USS Iwo Jima

Nov. 15, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says 11 sailors suffered minor injuries when fire broke out Friday on the USS Iwo Jima, now docked at the Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville. In a news release, the Navy said sailors on the amphibious assault ship reported smoke early Friday in a cargo hold. The...

Navy warship to be named after late Indiana Sen. Lugar

Nov. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of late Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar. Sen. Todd Young announced Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and members of the Lugar family will attend a private naming ceremony for the USS Richard G. Lugar at the Indiana War...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

Navy employee gets 40 years in prison for child pornography

Nov. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was employed by the U.S. Navy when he coerced children into sending him sexually explicit videos and photos has been sentenced in Maryland to 40 years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm also on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Spencer Steckman to lifetime...

Review: 'Midway' turns the WW II battle into a cartoon

Nov. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EST

The first thing director Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie "Midway" hits theaters is apologize. Apologize to the visual effects crew, the stuntmen, the carpenters, the costumers and artists. He has squandered their considerable visual skill in retelling the crucial World War II battle at Midway by...

Rudy Boesch, early fan favorite on 'Survivor,' dies at 91

Nov. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of "Survivor," has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. He died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by loved ones, said Steve Gonzalez, director of...

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...