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FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, from Lake Forest, Ill. Barber has become the first Black woman selected for the U.S. Naval Academy's top student leadership position of brigade commander.  She will assume her role next semester.  (Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Naval Academy midshipman reaches a milestone for Black women

Dec. 5, 2020 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Midshipman Sydney Barber had her doubts about applying for the top student leadership position at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Black woman had never held the post in the 44 years women have been able to attend the 175-year-old institution. A Black academy alumna of another generation saw...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the first of four new Sa'ar 6 ships, left, in Haifa, Israel on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s Haifa port, with three more of the German-made corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years. (Heidi Levine/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

Dec. 2, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s...

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard leaves a federal courthouse in New York Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has phoned Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s. In call Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Netanyahu told Pollard that “we're waiting for you.” The U.S. Justice Department announced last Friday that Pollard had completed his parole, clearing the way for him to move to Israel 35 years after he was arrested. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Israeli leader tells convicted spy: 'We're waiting for you'

Nov. 24, 2020 1:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday phoned Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, telling him: “We’re waiting for you.” The U.S. Justice Department announced last Friday that Pollard had completed...

Kansas firm settles allegations it submitted false claims

Nov. 23, 2020 4:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence, Kansas, engineering firm and its two top officials will pay $672,352 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to obtain grant federal grant funds, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. KalScott Engineering, Inc. and its president, Thomas Sherwood,...

FILE - In this July 22, 2016, file photo convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, leaves federal court in New York following a hearing, Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to Israel, has completed his parole, the Justice Department said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)

Netanyahu: Convicted spy Pollard expected in Israel soon

Nov. 21, 2020 2:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday welcomed the lifting of parole restrictions on Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, and said he expects him to come to Israel soon. In a statement issued Saturday evening, Netanyahu...

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. In a first for the Pentagon's push to develop defenses against intercontinental-range ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States, a missile interceptor launched from a U.S. Navy ship at sea hit and destroyed a mock ICBM in flight on Tuesday, officials said. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Top Pentagon official tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 19, 2020 10:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official installed in a top policy job last week has tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon said Thursday, just days after he met with the Lithuanian defense minister, who had contracted the virus. Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson, said Anthony Tata, who is...

Crew -1 NASA astronauts from left to right pilot Victor Glover, mission specialist Shannon Walker, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins,  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi and flight engineer Kate Rubins hold a news conference from aboard the International Space Station on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.  (NASA via AP)

Astronaut: SpaceX Dragon beats shuttle, Soyuz for launching

Nov. 19, 2020 1:43 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most experienced astronaut on SpaceX’s newly launched crew said Thursday that riding a Dragon capsule to orbit is like being inside the actual mythical beast, and a lot more fun than NASA's shuttles or Russian flights. As for the crew's space rookie, he pulled more...

Navy plans 1st Pearl Harbor sub repair facility since WWII

Nov. 16, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is planning the first new submarine repair facility at the Pearl Harbor shipyard in Hawaii since World War II. The military is considering building the dry dock at the site of a pair of basins used during the war for ship work, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. In...

File This Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows US Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-2nd Va., in her home in Norfolk, Va. Luria s among the historic wave of women who helped Democrats retake the U.S. House in 2018, boasting former careers with the U.S. Navy and the CIA. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democrat Elaine Luria holds on to US House seat in Virginia

Nov. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria has held on to her seat in a Virginia congressional district that includes suburban and rural areas and the world’s largest naval base. The former U.S. Navy commander defeated Republican Scott Taylor in Tuesday’s election. Taylor...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has asked a federal judge in Maryland to block his expulsion over messages he posted on social media, including one in which he said Breonna Taylor received “justice” when police killed the Black woman during a drug raid on her Kentucky home. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander didn't immediately rule Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 after presiding over a hearing on Chase Standage’s request for an order allowing him to graduate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

Oct. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of a campus “culture war." Academy leaders say the damage to his military career was self-inflicted. An academy official recommended disenrolling the white...