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Cuban president says US plan to pressure Cuba failing

Nov. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CAIMANERA, Cuba (AP) — A short distance from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said Thursday that the Trump administration’s hardening of the American embargo is failing to force concessions from his government. "The Yankees keep squeezing but we keep...

Turkey: 17 hurt in explosions at ammunition depot

Nov. 14, 2019 2:19 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian. Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions occurred late Wednesday at the command of a mechanized brigade in the...

Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Nov. 13, 2019 8:53 AM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Tuesday says mold infestations and other problems have caused members of military families...

Commission wants Navy to protect clam flats from pollutants

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 AM EST

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine town wants the Navy to protect the clam flats as part of its remediation plan for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Harpswell Conservation Commission has argued the stormwater system that brings water from ponds at the former Navy base to Mare Brook and Harpswell...

F-35 pilots at a Utah base to resume night flying this week

Nov. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Starting this week, pilots at Utah's Hill Air Force Base will start their recurrent local night flying schedule. Base officials say northern Utah residents will notice increased jet activity during the evening hours as F-35 pilots practice night-time combat skills from Nov....

New challenge for Bolivian president as police abandon posts

Nov. 9, 2019 11:09 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Police guards outside Bolivia's presidential palace abandoned their posts Saturday, increasing pressure on President Evo Morales as he seeks to curb nationwide unrest after a disputed election. Officers also climbed onto the roof of a nearby police station holding Bolivian flags and...

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Nov. 9, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska. The airmen from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne saw the fire near Dix while on duty Thursday. Kimball County, Nebraska, sheriff's officials say the airmen alerted a neighbor, who called...

Aircraft boneyard keeps planes for parts or possible reuse

Nov. 9, 2019 11:49 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As boneyards go, this place is pretty lively. Before many Tucsonans have even started their morning commute, a pair of aircraft mechanics are already crouched over the open cockpit of an F-18 fighter jet, disarming the ejector seat and removing the explosives. Nearby, a towing crew...

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq base

Nov. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, officials said. No members of the U.S.-led coalition were injured. The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...