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Australia, Vietnam concerned about China actions in sea row

Aug. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, where Hanoi says China's gas survey ship has infringed on its territory and has disrupted Vietnam's exploration activities. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met in Hanoi...

McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres (11 hectares), is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and perhaps...

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

Aug. 21, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for...

ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam

Aug. 18, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in battle...

Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on 'Apocalypse Now' 40 years later

Aug. 14, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo. The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon wrecked a major set. Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen. Coppola searched desperately for an ending....

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries

Aug. 12, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country....

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 12, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

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

Texas service held for Vietnam War pilot, killed in 1967

Aug. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

COOL, Texas (AP) — U.S. flags and patriotic songs helped honor an Air Force pilot from Texas whose plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War and his remains identified earlier this year. Col. Roy Knight Jr. was remembered Saturday during services in the town of Cool, near Weatherford, about 100...

Remains of Vietnam War pilot flown home to Texas by son

Aug. 9, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot whose plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War have been returned to Texas by a commercial jet flown by his son. The remains of 36-year-old Col. Roy Knight Jr. of Millsap arrived Thursday at Dallas Love Field. Southwest Airlines Capt. Bryan Knight...

US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

Aug. 6, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN, South China Sea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest show of America's military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving China and three rival claimant states. The U.S. Navy flew a small group of Philippine...