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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 14, 2019 12:10 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteran

Jan. 13, 2019 2:21 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards. At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. As of Jan. 9, Sherman received more...

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

Jan. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will meet with his counterpart Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong and leaders...

Mom of Navy vet held in Iran worried her son won't survive

Jan. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran who has been held in Iran since July said Friday that she is worried her son who was undergoing cancer treatment will not survive the detainment. Joanne White issued the statement through a family spokesman, expressing her concern for the health of her...

Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

Jan. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offenses in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling...

Navy officer accused of swindling government sentenced

Jan. 10, 2019 3:27 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based naval officer accused of helping to swindle the government out of $2.7 million in order to fund a high-stakes poker habit, buy luxury vehicles and a second home has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison. The Virginian-Pilot reports Lt. Randolph Prince...

Iran says it holds US Navy veteran, 1st arrest of Trump era

Jan. 9, 2019 9:47 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration. White's detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the U.S., which under...

Ex-Guantanamo commander charged with hindering death probe

Jan. 9, 2019 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man's wife. Navy Capt. John R....

Semi-official news agency close to Revolutionary Guard confirms Iran holds US Navy veteran Michael R. White

Jan. 9, 2019 12:51 PM EST
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Semi-official news agency close to Revolutionary Guard confirms Iran holds US Navy veteran Michael R. White.

China officer says island fortification driven by threats

Jan. 9, 2019 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China may further fortify man-made islands in the South China Sea depending on threats faced by the outposts, a Chinese naval officer said Wednesday. Navy academy researcher Senior Capt. Zhang Junshe repeated China's stance that it has the legal right to take whatever measures it deems...