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Navy warship to be named after late Indiana Sen. Lugar

Nov. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of late Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar. Sen. Todd Young announced Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and members of the Lugar family will attend a private naming ceremony for the USS Richard G. Lugar at the Indiana War...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

Navy offers updated plan to reinforce Honolulu fuel storage

Nov. 8, 2019 3:03 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it is considering a new plan to use double-wall tanks to upgrade a fuel storage facility in Honolulu. Hawaii Public Radio reported Thursday that the Navy updated its initial proposal to reinforce tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Navy says if the...

Navy employee gets 40 years in prison for child pornography

Nov. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was employed by the U.S. Navy when he coerced children into sending him sexually explicit videos and photos has been sentenced in Maryland to 40 years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm also on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Spencer Steckman to lifetime...

Review: 'Midway' turns the WW II battle into a cartoon

Nov. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EST

The first thing director Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie "Midway" hits theaters is apologize. Apologize to the visual effects crew, the stuntmen, the carpenters, the costumers and artists. He has squandered their considerable visual skill in retelling the crucial World War II battle at Midway by...

Rudy Boesch, early fan favorite on 'Survivor,' dies at 91

Nov. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of "Survivor," has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. He died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by loved ones, said Steve Gonzalez, director of...

Virginia man recalls being on the front lines of history

Nov. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — First, there was a blinding light. Next came rolling heat and the sight of a mushroom cloud. It was Nov. 1, 1952, and Junior Jennings had just become a part of history when he participated in Operation Ivy — the United States' first test of the hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok in the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Joe Biden, while vice president, leaked the identities of special ops...

Navy says acceptable chemical levels in wells near base

Nov. 1, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has confirmed that chemical levels in private drinking wells near a submarine base in Connecticut are acceptable. The Navy said in a news release Thursday that sampling showed chemical levels in the wells near the Naval Submarine Base don't exceed the Environmental...

Trump wants to honor dog from Syria mission at White House

Oct. 31, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is the first president since William McKinley not to have a dog live in the White House. But next week he wants to honor one by bringing Conan, a military working dog injured in the successful operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to Washington. It...