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Firm that boasts about border wall building gets contract

Dec. 3, 2019 10:35 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that has long claimed it can build a U.S.-Mexico border wall cheaper and faster than competitors has been awarded a contract to construct a portion of the structure in Yuma, Arizona. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Fisher Sand and...

North Dakota company awarded contract to build border wall

Dec. 2, 2019 7:41 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company has been awarded a contract to help build a border wall in Yuma, Arizona. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a border wall contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel of Dickinson. Fisher will receive nearly...

Navy awards contract for 9 additional attack submarines

Dec. 2, 2019 5:06 PM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $22.2 billion contract for the construction of nine additional Virginia class submarines. The office of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island on Monday announced the contract for General Dynamics’ Electric Boat in Connecticut and Huntington Ingalls...

Corps awards 2nd contract for Red River diversion project

Nov. 28, 2019 10:17 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for a Red River diversion project around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota metropolitan area. The Corps announced Thursday that the more than $59 million project to build a flow control structure on the Wild...

NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul

Nov. 27, 2019 12:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and U.S. aircraft-maker Boeing agreed Wednesday on a $1 billion contract to refurbish the military alliance’s aging fleet of surveillance planes, ensuring that they can continue to serve as the organization’s eye in the sky until 2035. The agreement, which was not...

A look at the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher

Nov. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The war crimes case against a Navy SEAL that drew the attention of President Donald Trump and conservative activists has cost the Secretary of the Navy his job. The prosecution of Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, and a failed attempt to demote him and strip him of his...

Major projects get underway at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Nov. 22, 2019 2:34 PM EST

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — More than $200 million worth of projects that have been in the works for years are taking shape at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, promising to boost efficiency and continue the modernization of the nation’s oldest continuously operated public shipyard. Two U.S. senators joined Navy...

Snowden: Lawsuit targeting his book is selective enforcement

Nov. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden says the government is unfairly singling him out in a lawsuit that seeks to block him from profiting off his best-selling memoir. The U.S. says Snowden’s book, “Permanent Record,” violates secrecy agreements he signed when...

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

Nov. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late...

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

Nov. 15, 2019 3:13 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...