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Biden returns $26M in border wall money to Navy shipyard

Jun. 14, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending $26 million in federal funds back to a U.S. Navy shipyard in Virginia. The money had been diverted by President Donald Trump to pay for a wall along the Mexico border. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the...

Austin: Money for destroyer could be restored to budget

Jun. 11, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the federal government intends to purchase an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that was cut from the Biden administration's defense budget for 2023. Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine, said during an Armed...

US Navy to christen ship named for Australian capital

Jun. 04, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Navy will christen a ship made in Alabama on Saturday, naming it after Australia’s capital city. The littoral combat ship will be the second ship named the USS Canberra, according to a Navy news release sent Friday. ...

Seapower chairman paying a visit to Maine's Bath Iron Works

Jun. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

The chairman of the House seapower subcommittee is paying a visit to Maine's Bath Iron Works on Thursday. U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are hosting Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut nearly a week after the Biden administration released a budget that...

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

Jun. 02, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country’s vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West. The blaze began...

China, Philippines swap protests over Manila-occupied island

May. 29, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has demanded that China withdraw its ships and fishing vessels from the vicinity of a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea, where the Chinese military has asserted its sovereignty and vowed to “unswervingly safeguard” the disputed...

Maine delegation to lobby for extra ship removed from budget

May. 28, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

Maine's congressional delegation on Friday expressed disappointment that the Navy budget contains funding for only one destroyer like those built at Bath Iron Works for the coming fiscal year. The previous multiyear procurement contract between the Navy and Bath Iron...

US Navy says it met Idaho deadline on spent nuclear fuel

May. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Navy said it has met a deadline for treating spent nuclear fuel from its fleet of nuclear-powered warships that's stored at its eastern Idaho facility. The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program said Monday it has completed putting into dry...

Navy says it's charting a new course after rash of problems

May. 24, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Navy's speedy littoral combat ships had propulsion failures. The gun on its stealthy destroyer is a dud because of expensive ammo. Its newest aircraft carrier had problems with the system that launches aircraft. On top of that, embarrassing photos...

As pandemic ebbs, Alabama city throws 'Tardy Gras' parade

May. 22, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of joyful revelers, many without masks, competed for plastic beads and trinkets tossed from floats as Alabama's port city threw a Mardi Gras-style parade Friday night, its first since Carnival celebrations were scrapped earlier this year by the COVID-19...