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Hawaii gun permit ruling sides with 'homesick' Navy officer

Nov. 25, 2022 23:05 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer stationed in Hawaii cannot be denied a firearms permit solely because he sought counseling for feeling depressed and homesick, a federal judge ruled. Michael Santucci, a cryptologic warfare officer from Fort Myers, Florida, saw a medical provider...

Correction: Colorado Springs Shooting-Heroes story

Nov. 23, 2022 20:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a story published Nov. 22, 2022, about a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rank of U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician Thomas James. He is a Petty Officer, Second Class, not an officer. ...

US Navy probe: Iranian drone struck Israeli-linked tanker

Nov. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Investigators have concluded that an Iranian drone was used to bomb an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire last week, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday. The drone attack on the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon last Tuesday off the...

VP Harris urges defense of sovereignty in South China Sea

Nov. 22, 2022 06:41 AM EST

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris urged countries on Tuesday to stand up for territorial integrity and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, which has been challenged by China, and said Washington would press an international campaign against...

Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing death

Nov. 21, 2022 16:06 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa. Prosecutors failed to disclose that a U.S. Marine who...

US, others hold joint naval drills amid China concerns

Nov. 16, 2022 06:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S., Japanese, Australian and Canadian warships are currently staging extensive joint drills in Japanese and international waters, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. Without mentioning China directly, the 7th Fleet said the two-week biennial “Keen Sword” exercises...

US Navy: 70 tons of missile fuel from Iran to Yemen seized

Nov. 15, 2022 22:32 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it found 70 tons of a missile fuel component hidden among bags of fertilizer aboard a ship bound to Yemen from Iran, the first-such seizure in that country's yearslong war as a cease-fire there has broken down. The Navy...

Lawsuit grows against Navy over fuel-tainted Hawaii water

Nov. 10, 2022 17:24 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — More than two dozen families have joined a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Navy of making them sick from jet fuel that leaked into the tap water in their Hawaii homes. There are now more than 100 people in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday that also accuses the Navy of...

'Great danger': Couple sentenced in submarine secrets case

Nov. 09, 2022 18:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Citing the “great danger” that a Navy engineer and his wife posed to U.S. security, a federal judge gave both of them lengthy prison terms Wednesday for a plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to what they thought was a representative of a foreign government....

Ex-SEAL Van Orden flips Wisconsin congressional seat to GOP

Nov. 09, 2022 12:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden defeated Democratic state Sen. Brad Pfaff in Tuesday's election to flip a Wisconsin congressional seat to Republicans, a boost to GOP designs on grabbing control of the House. Van Orden's victory also lands him a spot in the...