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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 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...

Trump nominates naval aviator as next Navy chief

Apr. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated a naval aviator with extensive experience in budgeting and personnel reform to become the next officer to lead the U.S. Navy. Navy Adm. Bill Moran, who piloted P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft during the Cold War, is currently the Navy's vice...

Aegean Sea sees "very unusual" spike in dolphin deaths

Apr. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Aegean Sea has seen a "very unusual" spike in dolphin deaths over the past few weeks, a Greek marine conservation group said Monday. The Archipelagos Institute said while it's still unclear what caused the deaths, the spike followed Turkey's largest-ever navy drills in the region...

Kin of US tourist kidnapped in Uganda calls for her rescue

Apr. 5, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A relative of a California woman kidnapped while on a safari in Uganda said Friday he wants to see the U.S. send in Navy SEALS to locate and rescue her if that's what it takes. Phoenix resident Rich Endicott said Friday he hasn't spoken with his cousin since a family reunion several years...

New US guided missile destroyer arrives in Pearl Harbor

Apr. 3, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new guided missile destroyer that is among the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor. The USS Zumwalt arrived Tuesday morning after making its first operational trip, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The 610-footlong guided ship outfitted with...

US, Nigeria, other nations train navies in Gulf of Guinea

Apr. 1, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The United States Navy and 33 other countries recently carried out weeks of maritime training in the Gulf of Guinea, to improve safety against pirates and to improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline. The Obangame Express training exercise, in its ninth year, this year...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 1, 2019 3:09 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...

Trump steps in to help Navy SEAL charged with murder

Mar. 30, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday a Navy SEAL charged with murder in the stabbing of an Iraqi war prisoner will be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits trial. Trump said in a tweet that the move was in honor of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher's past...

Navy awards $1.47B contract for ship to Mississippi shipyard

Mar. 27, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $1.47 billion contract to a Mississippi shipyard to build a new amphibious warship, following through on a plan announced last year. The money will go to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula to design and build the 14th in the San Antonio class of...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Mar. 25, 2019 5:26 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...