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Joergen Ree Wiig tries to reach the harness attached to a beluga whale before the Norwegian fishermen were able to removed the tight harness, off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says "Equipment St. Petersburg" which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose. The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost...
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A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says "Equipment St. Petersburg" which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 10:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have come from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019, file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Commander, pauses while speaking during a roundtable discussion with the media, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Military officials say that Ring has been fired for a “loss of confidence in his ability to command.” A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Ring was relieved of duty Saturday, April 27. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 29, 2019 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was relieved of...
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FILE - In a March 23, 2016 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with reporters before going to Carter Hall for the "Civility in American Politics" program with former Rep. Lee Hamilton at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. ¶ Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia. He was 87. (Daniel R. Patmore/Evansville Courier & Press via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 4:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck Sanders, calls on a child during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask Sanders questions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 25, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but her questioners weren't working journalists. Instead, Sanders made herself available for what the White House said was a "kids-only" press briefing for children participating in "...
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April 17, 2019 - 9:35 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school...
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A U.S. Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Slutman, of Newark, Del., was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb on Monday, April 8, near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 11, 2019 - 9:44 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl...
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In this April 17, 2017 photo released by U.S. Marine Corps, an AH-1Z Viper prepares to land at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station posted on Facebook Saturday, March 31, 2019, says two pilots have died on an AH-1Z Viper helicopter crash, while conducting a routine training mission near Yuma, Ariz. The accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saaturday. (Cpl. Harley Robinson/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 5:55 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps officials are investigating after two pilots died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station says the crash of the AH-1Z Viper occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. A spokesman for the...
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March 27, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it will need nearly $5 billion over the next three years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael last fall and repair a base in Nebraska struck by flooding this month. The estimate was disclosed Wednesday by Air Force Secretary Heather...
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This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. Surging unexpectedly strong and up to 7 feet high, the Missouri River floodwaters that poured on to much the Nebraska air base that houses the U.S. Strategic Command overwhelmed the frantic sandbagging by troops and their scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and aircraft. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 7:12 am
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the...
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