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Navy tests whether drone ship can protect Norfolk station

Feb. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Large cargo ships, small fishing boats and other watercraft sail safely past Naval Station Norfolk every day, but there’s always a possibility that terrorists could use any one to attack the world’s largest naval base. While Navy security keeps a close eye on every vessel...

Board awards $25K for wrongful conviction in 1992 homicide

Feb. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Claims Board on Friday awarded $25,000 to a U.S. Navy veteran who spent 26 years behind bars for a homicide he didn't commit. Derrick Sanders, now 48, argued he was wrongfully convicted in the fatal shooting of Jason Bowie in Milwaukee in 1992. Prosecutors dropped the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Crenshaw has a book out in April 2020. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude,” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Feb. 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions,...

US Navy is in talks to get early screenings of new "Top Gun"

Feb. 13, 2020 2:07 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is negotiating with Paramount Studios in hopes of getting some advance screenings of the much-anticipated sequel to the movie “Top Gun." The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the film will hit theaters on June 26. The Navy provided significant help in...

Courtney: Trump plan to cut submarine production won't fly

Feb. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key Connecticut congressman said Monday that President Donald Trump's proposal to reduce funding for building Virginia-class submarines is “dead on arrival." Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, whose district includes the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton,...

Bystander hurt in shooting at Dallas arcade and sports bar

Feb. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran was shot in the leg when an argument that he was no part of turned violent outside an arcade and sports bar in northeast Dallas, police and the victim said. Carlos Chapa, 42, said he was celebrating the birthdays of several family members at a Dave & Busters venue...

Navy SEAL Team 6 member convicted in sexting case

Feb. 10, 2020 1:32 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 has been convicted of indecent conduct in a case where he was accused of impersonating someone and soliciting nude photos of women. Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Howard was sentenced on Friday to spend 30 days in a military prison , forfeit $500...

This photo taking Feb. 2, 2020, shows Jill and Frank Larkin, a former Sergeant of Arms at the U.S. Senate, talking about their son Ryan Larkin, a decorated Navy SEAL who committed suicide after suffering from undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury.  (Joshua McKerrow/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Navy SEAL’s family pushes for recognition of brain injuries

Feb. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As a decorated Navy SEAL operator and explosives breacher, Ryan Larkin was regularly exposed to high-impact blast waves throughout his 10 years of service. Struggling with the psychological effects of serving in four combat tours and an undiagnosed brain injury, Larkin died by suicide...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Trump's ex-Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg for president

Feb. 7, 2020 1:31 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump endorsed Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president on Friday, saying the U.S. needs a leader with integrity who would have “a steady hand on the wheel.” Former Secretary of the Navy Richard V....

Judge refuses to vacate Somali pirate's sentence

Feb. 2, 2020 6:33 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has refused to vacate the life sentence handed down to a Somali man convicted in a 2010 attack on a U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of Africa. A judge in Norfolk issued a ruling Friday rejecting Mohamed Abdi Jama's claim that his sentence should be overturned...