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Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier. The...

Correction: Today in History for Sunday, July 7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

In a Today in History for Sunday, July 7 that was sent in advance on July 1, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the Thought for Today to Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850), rather than to Thomas Fuller, English clergyman, historian and author (1608-1661). A corrected version...

Washington state sues Navy over expanded flights on island

Jul. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state sued the Navy on Tuesday over its expansion of jet operations on an island north of Seattle, saying officials failed to adequately consider the effect that additional noisy flights would have on people or wildlife. "The Navy has an important job, and it's critical that their...

Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

Jul. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that's become increasingly hostile to the GOP. Taylor kicked off his campaign Monday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," saying Virginia has a...

Admiral picked to lead Navy is retiring; bad judgment cited

Jul. 8, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The four-star admiral set to become the Navy's top officer on Aug. 1 will instead retire, an extraordinary downfall prompted by what Navy Secretary Richard Spencer called poor judgment regarding a professional relationship. The sudden move by Adm. William Moran, announced Sunday, may add...

Today in History

Jul. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2019. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In...

War crimes court-martial ends with Navy SEAL walking free

Jul. 4, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the U.S. military's most significant war crimes cases ended with a decorated Navy SEAL walking out of court a free man after acknowledging moral and ethical mistakes, including posing in photographs with the body of an Islamic State captive he was cleared of killing. Special...

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'

Jul. 3, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani's threat,...

Jury sentences Navy SEAL for posing with Iraq war casualty

Jul. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq but convicted over posing with the corpse was given a demotion by a military jury Wednesday after the Bronze Star recipient acknowledged making ethical and moral mistakes. Special Operations...

The Latest: Navy SEAL sentenced for posing with dead captive

Jul. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the death of a wounded war prisoner in Iraq (all times local): 12:12 p.m. A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him...