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Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Sep. 13, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

Spain walks back on decision to halt bomb sales to Saudis

Sep. 13, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will go ahead with a shipment of precision bombs to Saudi Arabia, officials said Thursday, reversing on a previous decision and angering activists who claim the weapons could harm civilians in Yemen. Arms Control, a campaign by non-profit organizations lobbying to end arms sales to...

To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

Sep. 12, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

Spain holds talks with Saudi Arabia over weapons deals

Sep. 10, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is holding talks with Saudi Arabia to resolve differences over a shipment of bombs that, according to Spanish defense authorities, could end up targeting civilians in Yemen. Defense Minister Margarita Robles told senators at a hearing on Monday that the decision wasn't final and...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Sep. 10, 2018 2:18 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...

Spanish government under pressure over Saudi defense deals

Sep. 7, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Shipbuilders are blocking roads in southern Spain amid fears that Saudi Arabia could scrap a $2.1 billion-purchase of warships in retaliation to a move by Madrid to halt a shipment of bombs to Riyadh. The new center-left Spanish government said earlier this week that it was not planning to...

Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training

Sep. 1, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Devan Gurecki remembers feeling uneasy the first time she set foot on the bridge of a Navy ship. All she knew about warships she had learned in officer candidate school classrooms. Suddenly, she was a lookout on the bridge and giving directions. "I literally walked on board my...

Shipbuilders replace stealthy US destroyer's 15-ton turbine

Aug. 31, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has replaced one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November. The delicate operation involved lifting and maneuvering the 15-ton Rolls Royce marine turbine out of the...

China says 3 senior naval technicians drowned in storm prep

Aug. 24, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three senior Chinese naval technicians drowned earlier this week while securing a research ship during a storm, state media reported. State broadcaster CCTV said the three were attached to the No. 760 Institute in the northeastern port of Dalian where much of China's most advanced naval...

Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal

Aug. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which the Navy said...