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China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Aug. 15, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit by U.S. House Speaker...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

Aug. 14, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its...

Navy expedites waterborne drones to close gap with China

Jul. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Facing a growing threat from China, the Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean, extending the reach of firepower, and keeping sailors out of harm's way. The Navy is speeding development of those robotic ships as an...

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan

Jul. 28, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s ruling Communist Party as its own territory. China had other priorities....

Shipbuilder, staffing agency settle sex harassment lawsuit

Jul. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A staffing agency and a military contractor have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit over the behavior of a man who worked as a Mississippi shipyard supervisor against women who worked on a cleaning crew. The Equal...

SC Governor seeks to protect port from landmark's pollution

Jul. 11, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The nation’s ninth-busiest port is at risk of pollution by more than 100,000 gallons (378,500 liters) of fuel from a Navy aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Vietnam War before its decommissioning and designation as a National Historic Landmark. ...

Russian missiles kill at least 21 in Ukraine's Odesa region

Jul. 01, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow's forces from an island in the Black Sea had seemed to ease the threat to the city. ...

House panel votes to fund extra destroyer in new fiscal year

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A key congressional committee has signed off on an additional destroyer like those built at Bath Iron Works for the upcoming fiscal year. The House Armed Services Committee approved an extra $37 billion in spending in an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden,...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Navy destroyer bears name of decorated Marine killed in WWII

Jun. 18, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The christening of a Navy destroyer on Saturday highlighted the sacrifices of two generations — the ship’s namesake killed in World War II and another Marine who died more than 60 years later. The future USS Basilone bears the name of a Marine who was awarded...