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Brazil reckons with new oil spill mystery: When will it end?

Nov. 4, 2019 3:36 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said on Monday that they have no way of knowing how much more oil will wash ashore the country's northeastern coast, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's ominous warning during a Sunday night TV interview that "the worst is yet to come." In the interview, Bolsonaro...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 4, 2019 2:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

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...

New carrier heads to sea for tests amid debate over delays

Oct. 25, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The nation's newest aircraft carrier left a Virginia shipyard and returned to sea for more tests Friday, just days after fresh concerns were raised in Washington over when the highly advanced ship will be ready for combat. The USS Gerald R. Ford departed for sea trials in the wake of a...

Ex-Naval Academy head tapped to head University of Nebraska

Oct. 25, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A career military man and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy was chosen Friday as the top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska system. The university Board of Regents voted unanimously to nominate Walter "Ted" Carter Jr. as their priority...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

Trump: US doesn't 'endorse' Turkey's assault on Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea." Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S....

Philippine official tweets order for new protest vs China

Oct. 2, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary used Twitter to order the immediate filing of a diplomatic protest against China on Wednesday after Chinese coast guard ships reportedly neared a Philippine-occupied shoal in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who...

Military sees frustrating trend as suicides spike

Sep. 27, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have surged to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter. The Army, Navy and Marine Corps all saw the rate of suicides go up as well as the overall numbers, with only...

Naval base in Syria cements Russia's Mediterranean foothold

Sep. 26, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

TARTUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian submarine has moored at Russia's base in Syria after a patrol mission while another one is getting ready to sail off after replenishing supplies — the rotation that underlines Moscow's growing military foothold in the Mediterranean Sea. The naval base in Tartus is the...