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Ex-shipyard commander fired over inappropriate relationship

Aug. 23, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy says a rear admiral and former commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was fired from his post as director of industrial operations of the Naval Sea Systems Command because of an inappropriate relationship. The Kitsap Sun reports Vice Adm. Thomas Moore relieved Rear...

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately...

EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

Aug. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas. The Ocean Viking, which is operated by the Doctors without Borders and SOS...

Australia joins US-led mission to protect Hormuz shipping

Aug. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the prime minister said Wednesday. Australia will contribute troops, a surveillance plane and a Navy...

US sailors to visit West Virginia as part of Navy Week

Aug. 14, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy outreach program is heading to West Virginia this fall. The Navy says in a news release that sailors from across the United States will visit Charleston for Navy Week from Oct. 7 through 13. Among the visitors will be senior Navy leadership, sailors from the USS West...

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

Aug. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion last week that led to a brief spike in radiation that frightened residents and raised...

Sentries, not 'squad': Moderate Dems ones to watch for 2020

Aug. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the freshman Democrat from Virginia fielded a dozen questions during a recent town hall in Culpeper, she never once took on President Donald Trump directly...

Skipper oversaw 2K new hires, $338 million in improvements

Aug. 10, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The outgoing commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is encouraging workers and management to continue to "think big" after the hiring of more than 2,100 workers along with $338 million of critical repairs and upgrades over the past three years. Capt. David Hunt called the hiring...

Trump picks new acting national intelligence director

Aug. 8, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation's top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same day that...

Naval Academy appealing reinstatement of fired professor

Aug. 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is appealing a judge's decision to reinstate a fired English professor who has been a longtime critic of the academy, officials said Wednesday. Bruce Fleming, a civilian who is a tenured professor, was fired last year after the academy alleged "conduct...