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Combat ship named for Twin Cities splashes down for launch

Jun. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy's newest combat ship, named in honor of the Twin Cities. The EagleHerald reports that the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was dropped sideways into the water...

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Jun. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners'...

Connecticut National Guard members returning from deployment

Jun. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Members of the Connecticut Army National Guard are coming home from deployment just in time for Father's Day. Officials say about ten members of the Connecticut Army National Guard's 192nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company are returning Saturday to Bradley...

Coast Guard rescues man from cruise ship off North Carolina

Jun. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has helped take a man from a cruise ship to the mainland for a medical problem. The Coast Guard's Portsmouth, Virginia, command center received a call Friday morning that a passenger on the cruise ship was suffering abdominal pain. Helicopters were then launched from a...

Army Corps: Mississippi dredging began before floods receded

Jun. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The volume of sand that needs to be removed from the Mississippi River following massive floods this spring is so great that the dredging operation couldn't wait until after the water recedes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. Of the 13 dredge sites in the Corps' St. Paul...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area....

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

Jun. 14, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield will be...