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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...

'Miracle': Missing cruise ship passenger found OK in water

Nov. 25, 2022 21:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued on Thanksgiving after likely being in the water for hours. The 28-year-old man was reported missing at noon Thursday while the vessel, the Carnival...

US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on Pentagon's arms stockpile

Nov. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intense firefight over Ukraine has the Pentagon rethinking its weapons stockpiles. If another major war broke out today, would the United States have enough ammunition to fight? It’s a question confronting Pentagon planners, not only as they aim to supply...

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 sending Ukraine $400 million in ammunition, generators

Nov. 23, 2022 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending an additional $400 million in ammunition and generators to Ukraine, the White House announced Wednesday, and is pulling the gear from its own stockpiles to get the support to Kyiv as fast as possible as Russia continues to target Ukraine's energy sources and...

Man pleads guilty to charge he threatened Moms Demand Action

Nov. 23, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A 31-year-old Army veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he made violent threats against an organization that supports stronger firearm laws. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts said Wednesday that Drummond Neil Smithson made the threat in a letter he mailed to...

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...

Ukraine searches monastic complex, prompts anger in Moscow

Nov. 22, 2022 10:00 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s counter-intelligence service, police officers and the country's National Guard on Tuesday searched one of the most famous Orthodox Christian sites in the capital, Kyiv, after a priest spoke favorably about Russia – Ukraine’s invader – during a service. ...

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...

Biden opens holidays, pardons turkeys Chocolate and Chip

Nov. 21, 2022 21:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden continued a 75-year tradition Monday and pardoned a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys named after his favorite flavor of ice cream while cracking jokes about his political party's better-than-expected performance in this month's midterm elections. ...