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Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

Navy doing deep sea-search for sailors' remains, helicopter

Sep. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is conducting a deep-sea search for the remains of five sailors and the wreckage of a Navy helicopter that hit the deck of an aircraft carrier off the San Diego coast on Aug. 31 and plunged into the Pacific ocean. The Navy launched the search...

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Sep. 17, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project that could add at least 150 jobs on the company's southwest Illinois campus, officials said...

US Navy SEALs, Cyprus special forces hold anti-terror drill

Sep. 10, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Members of the U.S. navy’s elite special forces SEAL unit joined Cypriot underwater demolition soldiers on Friday in a joint drill to hone skills in countering terrorist hijackings at sea. The exercise involved teams of...

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Sep. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Beards aren't just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man's delicate facial bones from a punch to the face. That's the conclusion of a trio of scientists from the University of Utah who are among the winners of this year's...

Vignettes: Service academy athletes recall Sept. 11

Sep. 09, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

That September day 20 years ago struck an emotional chord, still does for Chad Jenkins, then a senior quarterback at Army. “It was utter shock,” Jenkins said. “I remember also having a feeling of adrenaline pumping through the veins trying to recognize the magnitude...

Sheriff: Navy officer accused of fatally shooting husband

Sep. 09, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 34-year-old chief petty officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola is accused of locking her husband in their garage and fatally shooting him as he spoke to a 911 dispatcher, officials said. Bree Kuhn of Gulf Breeze was arrested Wednesday night and...

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida?

Sep. 08, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Born out of the 1980s war against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan, the terror group al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden grew into a generational threat to America that culminated in its Sept. 11, 2001, attack that brought down the World Trade...

US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions

Sep. 08, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet said Wednesday it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran. Navy officials...

US Navy helicopter was vibrating before crash that killed 5

Sep. 08, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A brief Navy narrative of a fatal helicopter crash off Southern California says the aircraft experienced “side-to-side” vibrations that caused the main rotor to hit the deck of an aircraft carrier while landing, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. ...