US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued
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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS … Continue reading

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Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer
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Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Navy divers found a number of sailors’ bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, but a spokeswoman said not all seven missing had been accounted for. Searchers gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision and … Continue reading

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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Military officials: Budget gridlock could hurt sailors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Federal budget gridlock could negatively impact Navy personnel in the Hampton Roads region. The Daily Press in Newport News reports (http://bit.ly/2o7y54w) that Congress faces an April 28 deadline to approve new spending. Even if lawmakers agree to keep funding at 2016 levels, the military would still come up short. Military officials … Continue reading

First nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned
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First nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy will decommission the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier next week. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2jSlnTx) that the USS Enterprise played a major role in world events that included the Cuban Missile Crisis to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The final goodbye ceremony will take place Feb. 3 at … Continue reading