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Wife of late Sen. Inouye christens warship bearing his name

Jun. 22, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A Hawaiian delegation brought a tropical flair to a state known for cold weather as a U.S. Navy destroyer bearing the name of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works. There were flowery leis around the necks of dignitaries and a giant one on the warship...

Oil shippers boost security after attacks on tankers in Gulf

Jun. 20, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia's most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world's oil passes through its narrowest at...

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Jun. 13, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race. She outperformed her opponent in three days of opinion polling,...

Catfish, rice, Navy ships: Cochran spending leaves legacy

Jun. 1, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was a master of the federal budget process, quietly shrugging off criticism about pork-barrel spending while directing billions of dollars back to his home state of Mississippi. Cochran died Thursday at age 81. He was the 10th longest-serving senator in...

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran, 'Quiet Persuader,' dies at 81

May. 30, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the Washington political scene of bombast and big egos, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi wielded power with a quiet, gentlemanly demeanor. He played piano in his Capitol Hill office and dashed off handwritten notes of thanks or congratulations to constituents. The white...

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

May. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

May. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all...

Admiral: US hasn't stepped up sea patrols to confront China

May. 15, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A top U.S. admiral said Wednesday the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a "consistent" presence in the disputed waters. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, addressing an...

Pentagon: Chinese carrier likely to join naval fleet in 2019

May. 2, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is likely to enter into service this year, marking another advance in Beijing's ability to project influence well beyond its shores, the Pentagon said Thursday in an updated assessment of Chinese military power. The report to Congress...

Clarification: China-France-Ship story

Apr. 30, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a story April 25, The Associated Press reported that China had complained about a French ship entering Chinese territorial waters. China's claim that the location in the Taiwan Strait was in Chinese territorial waters is based on a more ambiguous boundary than defined by international...