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Hawaii fines US Navy for unauthorized sewage release

Sep. 27, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it has fined the U.S. Navy $8.8 million for repeatedly discharging untreated or partially treated sewage into state waters from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The department said in a news release that it recorded 766...

Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case

Sep. 27, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected. ...

Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins

Sep. 26, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Navy have started efforts to recover the wreckage of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound earlier this month, killing all 10 people on board. A barge that’s been equipped to conduct the...

Navy bribery fugitive 'Fat Leonard' seeks Venezuelan asylum

Sep. 26, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard" who orchestrated a huge bribery scheme involving dozens of U.S. Navy officials, has requested asylum in Venezuela, a law enforcement official said Monday, nearly a week after he was captured in the South American country. ...

Ohio Republican stays in campaign amid scrutiny of service

Sep. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski insisted Friday that he would stay in the race for a competitive northwest Ohio congressional seat after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that he misrepresented key elements of his Air Force service. “I flew into...

'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say

Sep. 23, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who claims to have incriminating sex photos of U.S. Navy brass could become the latest bargaining chip in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to win official recognition from the Biden administration, according...

Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since escaping two weeks ago, officials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” — who orchestrated one of the U.S. Navy’s largest bribery scandals — zipped between countries to find a place where he could become virtually untouchable for...

Sailors struggle to remember year after Navy warship fire

Sep. 20, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than a half dozen former crewmembers of the USS Bonhomme Richard gave testimony on the first day of the arson trial of a young sailor Monday, describing a harrowing, chaotic scene as they confronted an inferno on the Navy warship with shoddy equipment. With...

$40K offered for info to find fugitive in Navy bribery case

Sep. 09, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard," who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military...

Explainer: How did big fish in Navy bribery case get away?

Sep. 07, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The big, jovial personality of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” got him favors across Asia, where he became rich by wooing U.S. Navy commanders with wild sex parties and luxury gifts. Leonard Francis has admitted to being the mastermind...