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AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

Sep. 17, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them. Beginning in May with the still-unclaimed...

APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers for...

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Sep. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Island residents grumbling over Navy's Growler jet noise

Sep. 16, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marge Plecki and her husband built their retirement home on an island north of Seattle in 2002, they were aware the Navy conducted training flights at a small airstrip nearby. The noise was bearable, though, and she planned around them by running errands or doing other chores while the...

Former Arkansas National Guard head running for state House

Sep. 16, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former commander of the Arkansas National Guard says he's running for a seat in the state Legislature. Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Berry on Monday announced he's seeking the Republican nomination next year for the state House District 82 seat currently held by GOP Rep. Sarah Capp....

Coast Guard rescues pilot from Gulf of Mexico after crash

Sep. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it rescued a man after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. Coast Guard spokesman John Michelli says crews received an alert from an emergency transmitter before noon Sunday and plucked 65-year-old Robert Hodges from the water a little...

Vermont Air Guard to receive first 2 F-35s this week

Sep. 16, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard is expected to take delivery of its first two F-35 fighter aircraft this week. Officials at the Burlington International Airport aren't sure yet which day they will arrive. The two Vermont pilots who will fly the planes from Texas to the South...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Sep. 16, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ U.S....

Wright State agency to lead Air Force partnership effort

Sep. 16, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A university research corporation in Ohio says it will be the lead agency in a $49 million effort to strengthen the relationship between the Air Force and businesses and universities. Wright State Applied Research Corporation says in a release that it's been selected to lead the U.S....