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Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Sri Lanka leader vows to shed powers, appoint prime minister

May. 11, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Wednesday promised to appoint a new prime minister, empower the Parliament and abolish the all-powerful executive presidential system as reforms to stabilize the country engulfed in a political crisis and violence triggered by the worst economic...

Mexico Caribbean beaches may see worst sargassum since 2018

Apr. 30, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say the problem of foul-smelling seaweed-like algae on the country's Caribbean coast beaches is “alarming.” The arrival of heaps of brown sargassum on the coast's normally pristine white sand beaches comes just as tourism is recovering to...

US Navy submarine training school commander fired

Apr. 29, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's submarine training school was fired after less than a year on the job because of a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," the service announced Friday. Following an investigation, Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of...

President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation

Apr. 28, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony next month, the academy announced Thursday. The ceremony for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for May 27 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in...

Lebanon tasks military with probing migrant boat sinking

Apr. 26, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon's government tasked the military on Tuesday with investigating the deadly sinking of a migrant boat over the weekend amid allegations by survivors that the navy was responsible. It was still unclear what led the small, overloaded boat to sink off the...

Survivors blame Lebanon navy for deadly migrant boat sinking

Apr. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Survivors of a doomed migrant boat blamed the Lebanese navy on Sunday for sinking it, saying a naval vessel rammed the packed ship while trying to force it back to shore. Meanwhile the death toll of Saturday night's disaster rose to seven, with state media...

White House commits to barring anti-satellite missile tests

Apr. 19, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it is barring anti-satellite missile testing by the United States, a move that White House officials say is meant to underscore its hopes of establishing new norms for military action in space. The U.S. has sharply criticized Russia...

Leader of Navy shipbuilder in Maine abruptly resigns

Apr. 08, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The leader of Bath Iron Works, one of the Navy's largest private shipbuilders, abruptly resigned, the company said. A terse notification to employees announced Dirk Lesko had resigned from the General Dynamics subsidiary that employs about 7,000 workers. ...

Al-Qaida leader circulates video, dispels rumor of his death

Apr. 06, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A rare video has appeared of al-Qaida's chief praising an Indian Muslim woman who in February defied a ban on wearing the traditional headscarf, or hijab. The footage is the first proof in months that the man who was once Osama bin Laden's No. 2 is still alive. ...