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Chinese-led consortium to build Cyprus' gas import terminal

Dec. 13, 2019 9:58 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus signed a deal on Friday with a Chinese-led consortium to build the east Mediterranean island nation's first natural gas import terminal that officials said will help the country generate cleaner and cheaper energy. Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis said the 289 million-euro...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...

Hospital identifies man who survived Pearl Harbor shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A hospital has identified the man who was wounded in Wednesday's shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Roger Nakamine, 36, is a Department of Defense employee who was working as an apprentice at the shipyard when a sailor opened fire, the Queen’s Medical Center said in a...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president. Newport News Shipbuilding said the christening of the USS John Kennedy will occur Saturday at the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. ...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Cave explorer dubbed 'pedo guy' describes hurt, humiliation

Dec. 4, 2019 11:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A British cave explorer who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year testified Wednesday that Elon Musk branded him a pedophile and sullied his reputation. Vernon Unsworth choked up as he described the effect of the “pedo guy" tweet...