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Naval Academy probes possible 'white power' gesture at game

Dec. 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

The U.S. Naval Academy has appointed an officer to conduct an internal investigation into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by students during a broadcast before the Army-Navy football game, an academy spokeswoman said Sunday. “Based on findings of the investigation, those involved...

Possible 'white power' hand signs at Army-Navy game probed

Dec. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power" and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands...

Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi group protest US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators supporting a powerful Iran-backed militia group in Iraq poured into a central Baghdad plaza Saturday, some burning American flags to protest recent U.S. sanctions against key leaders. The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a...

Air Force's F-35 demonstration team begins season in Arizona

Dec. 14, 2019 11:18 AM EST

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — The Air Force's F-35A demonstration team based in northern Utah will start is 2020 season with performances at two military bases in Arizona. A schedule posted on the website of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in the Ogden area says the team's first...

Defense bill allots billions to South Dakota military base

Dec. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The $738 billion defense spending bill awaiting approval by the U.S. Senate allocates billions in funding to improve a South Dakota military base. The measure designates $3 billion to continue the development of a new long-range bomber called the B-21 Raider at the Ellsworth Air...

Lawmakers cheer bid to ease Air Force contamination impact

Dec. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A defense spending bill that's close to clearing Congress is getting praise from members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, who say it includes some relief for communities affected by contamination at Air Force bases in the state and elsewhere around the country. New Mexico...

Denmark to send frigate to European-led mission in Gulf

Dec. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said on Thursday that it will send a frigate with a crew of about 155 and a helicopter to a European-led military mission aimed at monitoring shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. The mission was put together after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in...

Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

Dec. 12, 2019 8:38 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.'s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt MH Property Management,...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Officials: Suspicious package at Air Force base was harmless

Dec. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EST

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — A suspicious package detected Wednesday morning at an Air Force base near Omaha contained nothing threatening, authorities said. The U.S. Air Force said in a news release that a military K-9 alerted security personnel to the package inside a commercial vehicle that was...