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Recovered: MIA Army pilot who crashed during Vietnam War

May. 26, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Patti Nopp places the cassette player on her lap, inserts the tape and pushes the play button, although she might as well be pressing rewind. The voice on the recording transports her back in time more than five decades when her husband was serving in the war in Vietnam and she was...

Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

May. 24, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawrence Reilly Sr. barely survived the 1969 collision that sent half of the USS Frank E. Evans to the bottom of the South China Sea with his namesake son and 73 other shipmates trapped inside. The father spent the last years of his life unsuccessfully trying to convince the Pentagon to...

Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

May. 24, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers. Go-Jek, which currently only operates in Indonesia, said it will...

US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam

May. 22, 2018 2:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. The announcement following this week's truce in a broader trade dispute between Beijing and Washington reflects the wide array of strains in...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

May. 21, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

USS Constitution pays tribute to Vietnam War veterans

May. 18, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution has paid homage to Vietnam War veterans with a 21-gun salute in Boston. The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday and was guided across Boston Harbor by tugs to Fort Independence. It directed the salute...

Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May. 17, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian...

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May. 16, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam. The tourists arrived at the Cam Ranh international airport on Sunday night and after going through the immigration, took off their...

Longtime AP Sydney bureau chief Peter O'Loughlin dies at 78

May. 15, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Peter O'Loughlin, who helped cover the closing days of the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and was founding president of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Australia, has died after a long illness. He was 78. O'Loughlin was an experienced foreign correspondent who...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

May. 14, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...