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Contract awarded to raise Missouri River levee in Iowa

Jul. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, says it has awarded a nearly $2.8 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee in southwestern Iowa. The contract is build up the elevation of levee that was breached near Percival and Hamburg during historic flooding in March....

Wichita State lands $33M contract for Army missile program

Jul. 10, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University's aviation research program has landed a $33 million contract for the Army's high-speed missile program. The Wichita Eagle reports that the three-year contract calls for the National Institute for Aviation Research to make the missiles lighter and cheaper while...

Graves of US WWII servicemen unearthed on Pacific island

Jun. 26, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa found the...

New Pentagon chief seeks Europe's help for Trump's Iran view

Jun. 25, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration aims to persuade allies the confrontation with Iran, which threatened to worsen into a deadly shooting war last week, is "not Iran versus the United States" but rather a global challenge requiring global diplomacy, the new acting Pentagon chief said Tuesday....

AP FACT CHECK: Obama is a silent partner in Trump's boasts

Jun. 24, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama. Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a "cruel and heartless war on American energy," for example, Trump can brag about U.S. energy supremacy thanks...

AP FACT CHECK: The silent partner in Trump's boasts

Jun. 22, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama. Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a "cruel and heartless war on American energy," for example, Trump can brag about U.S. energy supremacy thanks...

US Navy to dub newest rescue ship 'Cherokee Nation'

Jun. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — One of the U.S. Navy's newest rescue ships is being named the "Cherokee Nation" to honor the service and contributions the Cherokee people have made to the Navy and Marine Corps. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced Friday that Gulf Island Shipyards has been awarded a...

Trump shifts to talk of Air Force One

Jun. 21, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump and Canada's prime minister sat down in the Oval Office to discuss trade, Iran and other pressing matters, a model airplane dominated the coffee table in front of them. Before Trump would answer reporters' questions about Iran's downing of a U.S. drone on...

Judge orders US to pay $12M after child burned in surgery

Jun. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the United States to pay $12 million in damages after doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center caused an operating room fire that badly burned a baby's face. The baby, identified only by his initials in court documents, underwent surgery to remove a cyst above...

Contractor charged with taking kickbacks on Army projects

Jun. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A construction executive from Tennessee was paid at least $436,000 in kickbacks in a scheme involving multimillion-dollar contracts at two Georgia military bases, according to court filings by federal prosecutors. A grand jury indicted David Kennedy on charges of wire fraud and taking...