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The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the Philippines has been locked in an increasingly tense standoff with China involving disputed reefs and islands in the Spratlys and other areas of the South China Sea.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft.
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A councilor in a troubled New Mexico border city who withdrew from his race was re-elected this week anyway.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Cabinet members and elected officials in Guam's territorial government won't get pay raises under a new law allowed to take effect this week.
Yellowstone National Park ended shipments of wild bison to slaughter for the winter on Friday after almost 600 were removed in an effort to shrink the number of animals that cross into Montana during their ...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood sergeant who was a coordinator of the post's sexual assault and harassment prevention program faces multiple charges after he was accused of setting up a prostitution ring involving cash-strapped female soldiers.
A proposal that would increase Salt Lake City's hotel space — making more room for outdoor gear shows, conferences and the crowds they bring — is advancing in the state Legislature. A Senate committee ...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple was convicted Friday of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, abuse and threats they would harm her young child.
Who is bitcoin's real creator? The bitcoin community is reacting to that burning question with a collective ho-hum. Developers and bitcoin enthusiasts from Finland to Texas are downplaying the media frenzy ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five former leaders of the city of Bell who were convicted in a municipal fraud scandal sued their former city attorney Friday, saying he led them to believe they were doing nothing wrong when they accepted six-figure salaries to run a modest Los Angeles suburb.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a veteran Los Angeles police officer who was killed when his patrol car collided with a big rig in Beverly Hills.
By Colleen Jenkins FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general twice forced a female captain to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their illicit sexual relationship during their deployment in Iraq in 2011, the woman said during an emotional account on Friday at his military trial. The junior officer testified that Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair grabbed her by the back of the neck and sexually assaulted her after she tried to explain she was fed up with their adulterous affair and needed to move on. The rare court-martial of a high-ranking U.S. military official is unfolding in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, amid a growing debate among U.S. lawmakers over how best to curb sexual assault in the military. "It involves a lot of consensual sex," the lead prosecutor, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stelle, said during opening statements on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples.
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government on Friday released the U.S. Border Patrol's use-of-force policies while the agency's chief issued a directive that reiterates how personnel should respond to threats amid mounting criticism of excessive force and lack of transparency.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Depositions in a northwest Missouri teen sex assault case show contradictions in statements between a girl who says she was raped by an older schoolmate and her mother, who waged a high-profile fight late last year to have the case reopened.