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FILE - In this May 16, 2007, file photo, a Taiwanese navy frigate launches a

US announces planned $2.37 billion weapon sale to Taiwan

Oct. 26, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing announced sanctions on U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, the lead contractor on the Harpoon deal. “The United States...

Devils sign defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

Oct. 22, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils added experience to their defense, signing Russian Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal Thursday. “Kulikov is an experienced, physical left shot defenseman who skates well,”...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2016, file photo, Robinho celebrates after scoring in a friendly soccer match between Friends of Neymar and Friends of Robinho in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club, Santos said in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine, File)

Santos ends contract with Robinho after sponsor complaints

Oct. 16, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club. “Santos and Robinho have by mutual agreement resolved to suspend the contract...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

Oct. 13, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that were so badly done some buildings collapsed, including an aircraft hangar, authorities said Tuesday. Micheline Pollock was named in a 98-count indictment...

Germany taps UAE-owned Haenel for new assault rifle contract

Sep. 15, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has chosen arms manufacturer Haenel, which is owned by a company in Abu Dhabi, to make assault rifles for the military, sidelining long-time supplier Heckler & Koch. Germany's Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that C.G. Haenel GmbH, based in the central...

FILE - Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey celebrates the team's win over the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles. Jalen Ramsey will become the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history after agreeing to a five-year, $105 million contract extension with the Rams. The extension announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, includes $71.2 million, the most guaranteed money ever given to a defensive back, according to Ramsey's agent, David Mulugheta.(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Corner lockdown: Ramsey gets 5 years, $105 million from Rams

Sep. 9, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey showed up at Jacksonville Jaguars training camp last year in an armored bank truck. A year later on the opposite coast, he's going to need that ride. Ramsey will become the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history after agreeing to a five-year, $105 million...

Air Force awards $13.3 billion contract for nuclear missiles

Sep. 8, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force on Tuesday awarded a $13.3 billion contract for engineering and development work on a replacement for the Minuteman 3 missile, which has operated continuously for half a century as a key part of the nuclear force. Critics call the replacement project wasteful and dangerous....

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump won't let Pentagon close Stars and Stripes newspaper

Sep. 4, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he won't allow the Pentagon to cut funding for the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, effectively halting Defense leaders' plan to shut the paper down this month. “The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to...