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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, Myanmar's President Win Myint, right, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Xi deepened relations with Myanmar during a state visit last week to a neighbor who has been among the most supportive in Beijing’s dispute with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the South China Sea.  (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2020 2:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

Jan. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts. Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, and GOP Rep. Rob Wittman, of...

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt....

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, second from left, address reporters at the Justice Department in Washington to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. An an image of an iPhone is displayed at left. The Justice Department has placed a high national-security priority on its probe of the incident, insisting that investigators must get access to data from two locked and encrypted iPhones that belonged to the alleged gunman, a Saudi aviation student. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

Jan. 17, 2020 3:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption. As part of its probe into the violent incident, deemed a terrorist act by the government,...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Cmdr. John

Navy removes commander of San Diego-based destroyer Decatur

Jan. 16, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday. Cmdr. John “Bob” Bowen was relieved of his duties due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy statement...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, F-35C Lightning IIs, attached to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets attached to the Naval Aviation Warfighter Development Center (NAWDC) fly over Naval Air Station Fallon's (NASF) Range Training Complex near Fallon, Nev. The U.S. Navy has concluded no significant environmental harm would result from its proposed tripling of the size of a Nevada bombing training range opposed by neighboring tribes, conservationists and at least one Democratic presidential candidate. (Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Navy review backs planned expansion of Nevada bombing range

Jan. 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has concluded no significant environmental harm would come from its proposed tripling of the size of a Nevada bombing training range, a massive expansion opposed by neighboring tribes, conservationists and at least one Democratic presidential candidate. Adding more than...

FILE - In this July 7, 1988 file photo, Iranian mourners carry one of 72 caskets to the Cemetery of Martyrs after attending a

Crash may be grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988

Jan. 11, 2020 11:55 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic, which found itself the victim of an accidental shootdown by American forces over 30 years ago. The July 3, 1988 downing of Iran Air flight...

This photo provided bythe U.S. 5th Fleet, shows a Russian Navy ship approaching an American warship in the North Arabian Sea, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  A spokesman for U.S. 5th Fleet said Friday that the USS Farragut was conducting routine operations Thursday and sounded five short blasts to warn the Russian ship of a possible collision. He said the USS Farragut asked the Russian ship to change course and the ship initially refused but ultimately moved away. Even though the Russian ship moved away, the Navy spokesman said the delay in shifting course “increased the risk of collision.”   (U.S. 5th Fleet via AP)

US warship faces aggressive moves by Russia ship in Mideast

Jan. 10, 2020 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American warship was “aggressively approached” by a Russian Navy ship in the North Arabian Sea, the U.S. Navy said Friday. Navy Cmdr. Josh Frey, spokesman for U.S. 5th Fleet, said that the USS Farragut was conducting routine operations Thursday and sounded five short...

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018, file photo, members of the military wait outside facilities where President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are visiting at Ain al-Asad air base, Iraq. Iran said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, it has launched

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Jan. 8, 2020 12:18 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. It was Iran's most direct assault on...