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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...

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....

Acquitted Navy SEAL sues ex-lawyers, legal nonprofit

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL acquitted in a war crimes trial has sued two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the lawsuit filed Friday in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly. The filing says...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

$11.5M settlement in Virginia over Navy hospital birth

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a medical negligence lawsuit by a Virginia couple involving the birth of their son five years ago at a military hospital in Guam. A federal judge on Friday approved the monetary settlement to help the parents care for...

The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

Sep. 7, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:00 p.m. The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into...

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Sep. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium "much more beyond" current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms....

Navy seeking to test private wells near submarine base

Sep. 7, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking to test private drinking wells near the Connecticut submarine base for potentially dangerous industrial compounds known as "forever chemicals." Navy officials say they're trying to determine whether certain chemicals used at the Groton submarine base migrated...

Conviction overturned for ex-sailor imprisoned for 8 years

Sep. 6, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Innocence Project says a former U.S. Navy sailor's statutory rape conviction has been overturned. The University of Hawaii's law school, where the innocence project is located, announced Friday that a state Supreme Court ruling officially sets aside the conviction of Roynes...

Navy dismisses SEAL team leaders, cites discipline failures

Sep. 6, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a highly unusual move, three senior leaders of a SEAL team were dismissed Friday due to a loss of confidence in their leadership skills only weeks after a unit in Iraq was sent home accused of sexual assault and the platoon chief of another unit was convicted for posing with a casualty....