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China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said...

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

Sep. 22, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino was on hand to greet the People's Liberation Army Navy's ship, the...

Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet

Sep. 21, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges. Adm. John Richardson, the U.S. chief of naval operations, hosted the 23rd International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War...

The Latest: Australian Navy chief hopeful Cook's ship found

Sep. 21, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the search for Capt. James Cook's ship (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he's hopeful that a wreck off the coast of Rhode Island is the Endeavour, the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the...

Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

Sep. 14, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden resigned from a Defense Department advisory board, after his criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke a former CIA director's security clearance. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

Philippine senator defies Duterte's arrest order in standoff

Sep. 5, 2018 5:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator who is President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress remained holed up in the Senate on Wednesday to avoid what he considers an illegal arrest after Duterte voided his amnesty for his role in failed coup plots as a former rebel military officer....

Naval Academy midshipmen court-martialed over drug case

Sep. 4, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent is moving ahead with a court-martial against a midshipman accused of distributing illegal drugs. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent, told the academy's Board of Visitors Tuesday that an arraignment for Midshipman Zachary Williams is...

The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain's casket

Sep. 2, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain's final service and burial (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A grieving Cindy McCain pressed her cheek against the surface of the casket of her husband, Sen. John McCain, during the burial service Sunday for the longtime Arizona Republican. McCain had...

Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training

Sep. 1, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Devan Gurecki remembers feeling uneasy the first time she set foot on the bridge of a Navy ship. All she knew about warships she had learned in officer candidate school classrooms. Suddenly, she was a lookout on the bridge and giving directions. "I literally walked on board my...