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US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlier refusal

Nov. 20, 2018 6:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China is allowing a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington. The Hong Kong Marine Department's website listed the USS Ronald Reagan and three other Navy warships as...

Trump sets off storm by criticizing retired Navy admiral

Nov. 19, 2018 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a Fox News interview Sunday in which he also...

Trump draws criticism for faulting war hero on bin Laden

Nov. 19, 2018 5:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is drawing heavy criticism for faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a Fox News interview Sunday in which he also asserted that the former Navy SEAL was a "backer" of Trump's...

2 Navy SEALs and 2 Marines charged in Green Beret's death

Nov. 15, 2018 5:09 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Navy SEALs and two Marines have been charged in the strangulation death of an Army Green Beret while the service members were stationed in the African country of Mali last year, the Navy said on Thursday. Charging documents describe a situation in which some of the nation's...

Navy will boost efforts to help endangered right whales

Nov. 14, 2018 2:34 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is doing more to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. Starting in mid-November, the Navy will expand areas off the East Coast where it limits the use of sonar and explosives. It also will broadcast more information on sightings to prevent military and...

1 Navy officer sentenced, 1 pleads guilty in bribery case

Nov. 13, 2018 7:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor. Jeffrey Breslau, 52, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego on Thursday...

US jet crashes in 2nd accident involving US carrier in month

Nov. 12, 2018 4:10 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. combat jet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, but its two pilots were rescued safely. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem during routine operations in the Philippine Sea. A rescue...

Supreme Court justice christens Navy ship in Mobile

Nov. 11, 2018 12:29 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was on hand in Mobile, Alabama, to christen a U.S. Navy ship. Al.com reports that the USNS Puerto Rico was christened Saturday at the Austal USA shipyard, where it was built. Sotomayor broke a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow, a Navy...

On SNL, Pete Davidson says sorry to wounded vet he mocked

Nov. 11, 2018 11:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson has apologized for mocking the appearance of a veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan. He says Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, now a congressman-elect from Texas, "deserves all the respect in the world." On SNL's "Weekend Update" segment , Davidson was...

Military veterans, 2 friends, bar workers killed in shooting

Nov. 10, 2018 4:43 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate...