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

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Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

NORFOLK, Va (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1WtmaIN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor KayJean Machado disappeared Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment. Machado, of California, enlisted in … Continue reading

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Navy warns sailors of consequences of March Madness gambling

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Navy officials are reminding sailors not to participate in March Madness gambling in the workplace. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1RkgyQK ) reports Judge Advocate General’s Corps member Lt. Kathy Paradis wrote on an official Navy blog that sailors are prohibited from engaging in most gambling activities, which could include pay-to-play March Madness office … Continue reading