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Supervisor of Navy SEAL charged in war crime case

Jan. 22, 2019 8:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 was charged Tuesday with various offenses tied to the case, including allegations he conducted the SEAL's re-enlistment ceremony next to the corpse and encouraged enlisted personnel...

The Latest: Navy SEAL supervisor charged in war crime case

Jan. 22, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of the Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 has been...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EST

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 salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing,...

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Jan. 18, 2019 9:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer said he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted Friday that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 14, 2019 12:10 AM EST

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...

Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteran

Jan. 13, 2019 2:21 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards. At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. As of Jan. 9, Sherman received more...

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

Jan. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will meet with his counterpart Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong and leaders...

Mom of Navy vet held in Iran worried her son won't survive

Jan. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran who has been held in Iran since July said Friday that she is worried her son who was undergoing cancer treatment will not survive the detainment. Joanne White issued the statement through a family spokesman, expressing her concern for the health of her...

Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

Jan. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offenses in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling...