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In this image made from video released by the U.S. military's Central Command, Iranian commandos fast-rope down from a helicopter onto the MV Wila oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized the Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (U.S. military's Central Command via AP)

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

Aug. 13, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday. The U.S. military's Central Command published a black-and-white...

Walz names Manke new leader of Minnesota National Guard

Aug. 12, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new leader is taking over command of the Minnesota National Guard. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced his appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke as Minnesota’s next adjutant general. Manke succeeds Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, who recently assumed his new role as director of the...

FILE - In this April1 14, 2018, file photo, then-Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth

US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing

Aug. 12, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday. In the region west of the Euphrates River where the Syrian regime is in control “conditions...

Coast Guard to base two new cutters in Newport

Aug. 12, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Newport will serve as the homeport for two of the Coast Guard's newest patrol cutters. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced the decision Wednesday. The 360-foot vessels will be part of the Heritage class, a new design. The decision to base two Heritage-class cutters in at Naval Station...

Editorial Roundup: US

Aug. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 11 The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat: Even before President Trump signed an executive order that could soon smother social network TikTok, Microsoft emerged as a potential savior for the U.S.-based but Chinese-owned video snacking...

FBI investigates shooting of military helicopter in Virginia

Aug. 12, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the shooting of a military helicopter during a training mission this week in northern Virginia, injuring one crew member who was aboard, officials said Wednesday. The Air Force helicopter was flying over Middleburg on Monday when it was shot from the ground...

Commander: Military accounts for 7% of Hawaii virus cases

Aug. 12, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of the U.S. military's Indo-Pacific Command has said that service members and their families represent about 7% of the coronavirus cases in Hawaii. Adm. Phil Davidson released the infection figures in a memo to Indo-Pacific service component commanders, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

Coast Guard rescues boaters off Florida's Atlantic Coast

Aug. 12, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three men after their boat became disabled off Florida's Atlantic Coast on Tuesday night. The agency said in an email that a Jayhawk helicopter crew located the boat some 18 miles off of Ponce de Leon Inlet near Jacksonville after the wife of one of...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo by Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Aug. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in...

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit Tuesday. James claims that in March and April,...