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University of Guam to start year with mostly online courses

Aug. 1, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The University of Guam has announced that it will offer most courses online for the upcoming semester to limit the spread of COVID-19 because of surges in case numbers. “In certain cases, limited-contact hybrid courses will be available and, only when it is absolutely required,...

Guam voters get new absentee option to avoid election crowds

Jul. 23, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam voters who want to avoid large crowds in the Aug. 29 local primary elections will be allowed to cast in-person absentee ballots starting July 30 thanks to a new law that went into effect this week. They can do so at the Guam Election Commission office between July 30 and Aug. 28,...

Hundreds of travelers to Guam quarantined over virus fears

Jul. 15, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Nearly 400 people who returned to Guam from coronavirus hotspots were in government-imposed quarantine at three island hotels. Many of the travelers arrived from the continental United States, where the number of new cases has steadily risen. Guam's regulations were implemented two...

No threat of tsunami after 5.9 earthquake off Guam

Jun. 23, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Guam early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage following the earthquake that struck 55.9 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Yigo Village. There were no reports made to Guam 911 dispatch...

This 1995 photo provided by family attorney Michael F. Williams shows twins Leslie, left and her sister Katrina Schaller in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. A U.S. judge in Guam ruled that there is no rational basis for denying a disabled woman from receiving supplemental Social Security income just because she lives in the U.S territory. Katrina and Leslie Schaller are identical twins who were born in 1970 with the same genetic disease and grew up in Pennsylvania. After their mother died in 2007, Katrina went to live with a sister on Guam and stopped receiving the federal payments, while her sister in Pennsylvania continued receiving the money. (Kim Fegurgur/Michael F. Williams via AP)

Judge sides with Guam resident in Social Security case

Jun. 22, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There's no rational basis for denying a disabled woman supplemental Social Security benefits because she lives on Guam, while allowing her twin sister in Pennsylvania who has the same genetic disease to receive the payments, a U.S. judge in Guam ruled. Katrina Schaller and her twin sister...

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld the firing of the ship's captain who had pleaded for faster action to protect the crew....

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld the firing of the ship's captain who had pleaded for faster action to protect the crew....

USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier headed to Bremerton

Jun. 18, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy announced Wednesday that the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier will come to Bremerton for an overhaul in 2021. The Roosevelt made worldwide headlines earlier this year after being sidelined in Guam because of a coronavirus outbreak aboard the carrier. It is one of...

200610-N-ML137-1057 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

US naval buildup in Indo-Pacific seen as warning to China

Jun. 12, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force in a region roiled by spiking tensions between the U.S. and China and a sign that the Navy has bounced back from the worst days of the...

Guam to get over $3M to control invasive brown tree snake

Jun. 6, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam will get more than $3 million in grant money to suppress and control an invasive brown tree snake, federal officials said. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas W. Domenech said the money will also support prevention,...