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A worker wearing protective gears sprays disinfectant as a precaution on a train against the new coronavirus at Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)

South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

Feb. 25, 2020 9:35 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The number of new virus cases in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive, with his infection and many others connected to a southeastern city where the outbreak has clustered. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and...

U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected

Feb. 25, 2020 9:05 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected.
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Dire warning in ship salvage lawsuit not repeated in court

Feb. 25, 2020 8:26 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Officials for a salvage company suing to halt demolition of an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast appeared to back away Tuesday from claims that sawing the vessel into enormous chunks would cause an “environmental catastrophe.” Officials from the salvage firm...

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Jin Yeon-soo/Yonhap via AP)

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

Feb. 25, 2020 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness. “It’s not so much a question of if this will...

Marine Corps search and rescue squadron in Yuma to disband

Feb. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Marine Corps search and rescue squadron in southwest Arizona will disband amid safety concerns, military officials said. Capt. Gabriel Adibe confirmed that the air station’s squadron of four twin-engine military helicopters is officially being decommissioned in March, Yuma Sun...

Officials say US airstrike kills telecom worker in Somalia

Feb. 25, 2020 11:41 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military airstrike has killed a worker for a telecom company in Somalia, officials in the country said Tuesday. Mohamud Haji Sirad, 55, a local manager of Hormuud, Somalia’s largest telecom company, was killed when two missiles struck his farm on the outskirts of the...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, listens as South Korean National Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, right, speaks during a news conference at Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US and SKorea may cut back military moves due to coronavirus

Feb. 24, 2020 9:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, officials said Monday. After a meeting at the Pentagon to review a full range of issues, including a standoff over U.S. demands that Seoul pay a much...

This undated photo provided by the United States Air Force shows Brig. Gen. Paul E. Knapp. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has selected Gen. Knapp in the U.S. Air Force reserves to take over as commander of the Wisconsin National Guard following a sexual assault scandal that led to the former leader resigning in December, Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (United States Air Force via AP)

Air Force reservist picked to lead Wisconsin National Guard

Feb. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force reserves who has more than 25 years of military experience will take over as commander of the Wisconsin National Guard following a sexual assault scandal that led to the former leader resigning in December, Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday....

Gate to Connecticut Navy base closed over suspicious package

Feb. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The main gate to Connecticut's Navy submarine base was closed briefly on Monday following a report of a suspicious package in a vehicle nearby. Officials determined there was no threat and the base resumed normal operations. Earlier in the afternoon people had been directed to leave...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

Feb. 24, 2020 4:23 PM EST

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to "exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care" when deploying and using AI systems, such as those that scan aerial imagery to...