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Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

US Navy to build ship named for Pennsylvania's state capital

Oct. 10, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trump administration officials say the U.S. Navy will name a ship that has yet to be built after the city of Harrisburg. The naming of the future USS Harrisburg was announced Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda, at an event that included federal, state and local officials. The $800...

Washington state Native corporation wins defense contract

Oct. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound. The Kitsap Sun reported Monday that Port Madison Enterprises' Construction Corporation received the five-year contract...

US Navy Blue Angels to perform at 2020 air show in Ohio

Oct. 7, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the featured performers at an Ohio air show next year. Vectren Dayton Air Show officials say the Blue Angels will return to perform at the 2020 show on June 27-28 at Dayton International Airport. The 110-member squadron will fly six Boeing F/A-18...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 7, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

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. ___...

New attack submarine, future USS Oregon, is christened

Oct. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, where they spoke about the importance of...

Philippine official tweets order for new protest vs China

Oct. 2, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary used Twitter to order the immediate filing of a diplomatic protest against China on Wednesday after Chinese coast guard ships reportedly neared a Philippine-occupied shoal in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who...

AP Source: Former lawmaker Darrell Issa to run again

Sep. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa is poised to return to politics a year after he retired ahead of a Democratic wave that turned over seven Republican-held California districts.  Issa scheduled a news conference for Thursday and will announce he's seeking the seat held by fellow...

Maine shipyard bid improves with Lockheed Martin withdrawal

Sep. 25, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A Maine shipyard has a better chance of securing a contract to design and build frigates for the U.S. Navy because one of its competitors is dropping out of the running. Bath Iron Works in Maine, Austal USA of Alabama, Huntington Ingalls of Mississippi, Lockheed Martin of Baltimore and...

Mother of Navy veteran held in Iran says he lost appeal

Sep. 24, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran from California sentenced to 10 years in prison by the government of Iran said Tuesday he has lost his appeal and she is worried that he is being forgotten by the U.S. government. Michael R. White was convicted of insulting Iran's supreme leader and...