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Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Sep. 09, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, France (AP) — Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They’ve each produced very impressive magnets. On Thursday, scientists at...

UK aircraft carrier visits Japan for drill amid China worry

Sep. 06, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense minister on Monday welcomed the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it made its first Japanese port call, saying the involvement of European nations in the Indo-Pacific region is key to peace and stability as China's military strength and influence...

Former Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

Aug. 31, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired Naval officer admitted in federal court in San Diego to sending a Malaysian defense contractor classified ship schedules for the Navy’s Seventh Fleet in exchange for more than $45,000 in bribes, including stays at luxury hotels. Retired...

Seoul's vice defense chief calls for N. Korean cooperation

Aug. 26, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s vice defense minister on Thursday called for North Korea to resume cooperation under a 2018 military agreement on reducing tensions, which the North has threatened to abandon over U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The...

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions

Aug. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday launched the construction of new nuclear submarines and other warships, part of a sweeping military modernization effort amid tensions with the West. Speaking in a video call, Putin gave orders for two nuclear...

Mexico City marks fall of Aztec capital 500 years ago

Aug. 13, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Walking for hours through the gritty streets in the center of Mexico City, you can hear the daily urban soundtrack: Car engines, the call of the man who buys scrap metal and the handbells that announce the passing of a garbage truck. It's hard to...

Navy mother, daughter get rare chance to serve on same ship

Aug. 01, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Over nearly 30 years in the Navy, Master Chief Tanya McCray had to be apart from her two daughters and sailor husband, Sheridan, plenty of times — but this month, she’s had a chance to do her job at sea alongside her oldest daughter. Racquel...

Mississippi shipyard receives $41M contract for Navy barge

Jul. 31, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipbuilding company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is getting a $41 million contract to build another barge for U.S. Navy crews to live aboard. The Navy awarded VT Halter Marine a contract to build a fifth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter berthing...

Hull repairs done, cofferdam refilled at USS North Carolina

Jul. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A nearly four-year project to repair the hull of the USS North Carolina battleship was officially completed Tuesday with water from the Cape Fear River flooding the temporary barrier surrounding the ship. A Wilmington-based company cut and...

Biden backs Trump rejection of China's South China Sea claim

Jul. 11, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration also warned China that any attack on the Philippines in the flashpoint region would draw a U.S. response under a...