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Navy honors Cody with ship name

Sep. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A new Navy fast transport ship will be named after the Wyoming city of Cody. The Cody Enterprise reports Cody Mayor Matt Hall announced recently that U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer informed him the ship will be named the USNS Cody. Cody joins Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie and a few...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

Navy dismisses SEAL team leaders, cites discipline failures

Sep. 6, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a highly unusual move, three senior leaders of a SEAL team were dismissed Friday due to a loss of confidence in their leadership skills only weeks after a unit in Iraq was sent home accused of sexual assault and the platoon chief of another unit was convicted for posing with a casualty....

Former Navy Secretary Mabus backs Harris for president

Sep. 6, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Navy secretary who previously served as Mississippi governor is endorsing Democrat Kamala Harris for president. Ray Mabus said in a news release Friday that Harris is "fully prepared to be our next commander-in-chief." Harris was the California attorney general before winning...

University of Hawaii to add first-ever Navy ROTC program

Sep. 6, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Navy officials have approved the creation of the first-ever Navy ROTC program at the University of Hawaii, officials said. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced the Navy's decision to add the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps program Wednesday, The Honolulu...

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

Sep. 4, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and...

Military personnel, dependents, employees ordered off coast

Sep. 4, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The commander of the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic has issued an emergency evacuation order for military personnel and their dependents in five North Carolina counties as Hurricane Dorian lurked near the coast. The order issued on Wednesday impacts Hyde, Dare, Carteret, Currituck and New...

Ex-shipyard commander fired over inappropriate relationship

Aug. 23, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy says a rear admiral and former commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was fired from his post as director of industrial operations of the Naval Sea Systems Command because of an inappropriate relationship. The Kitsap Sun reports Vice Adm. Thomas Moore relieved Rear...

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately...

EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

Aug. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas. The Ocean Viking, which is operated by the Doctors without Borders and SOS...