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Groups 'skeptical' of Savannah harbor oxygen injector test

Sep. 15, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups "remain skeptical" that machines injecting oxygen into the Savannah harbor will offset threats to fish caused by deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, but they won't return to court to fight the $973 million project, according to the...

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Sep. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday angrily dismissed corruption allegations made by a businessman-in-exile against the country's military as "sheer lies and defamation." In viral social media videos posted over the past week, the entrepreneur alleged large-scale misuse of public funds in the...

Acquitted Navy SEAL sues ex-lawyers, legal nonprofit

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL acquitted in a war crimes trial has sued two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the lawsuit filed Friday in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly. The filing says...

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

Sep. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military base. In ordering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Martha...

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that all crew members on the boat Conception were asleep when the...

The Latest: Fugitive priest sentenced in US sex abuse case

Sep. 13, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former New Mexico priest convicted of sex abuse case (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A former Roman Catholic priest who authorities say fled the country in the early 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years...

The Latest: Wreckage from fatal boat fire taken to navy base

Sep. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation. Ship-tracking...

December trial for commando accused of killing bomb-maker

Sep. 13, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando will face a military trial in December on allegations that he murdered a bomb-maker years ago in Afghanistan. U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said late Thursday in a news release that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn's court-martial is scheduled to begin...

The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID'd

Sep. 12, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say they have now identified all 34 victims of a boat fire off the Southern California coast. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added the last seven...

Ex-Venezuelan spymaster won't waive extradition to US

Sep. 12, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's former military spy chief told a Spanish court on Thursday that he won't waive extradition to the United States, claiming that the drug smuggling and other charges against him are politically motivated. Defense lawyers for retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal claimed in the court that...