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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump's life is "pathetic" after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain.
Vermont congressmen nominate 18 for military academies
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation has nominated 18 high school students for positions at the nation's military academies.
Naval Academy midshipman pleads guilty to distributing drugs
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has pleaded guilty to using and distributing illegal drugs to fellow midshipmen at the academy, a school spokesman said Friday.
Zachary Williams has been sentenced to 13 months confinement and dismissal from the Navy, said Cmdr. David McKinney, the academy's spokesman.
Naval Academy’s cybersecurity program receives accreditation
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited.
The academy said Friday the program was accredited recently by ABET, a leading nonprofit accrediting agency. Three other universities also were accredited under the new cybersecurity criteria: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Towson University and Southeast Missouri State University.
Naval Academy midshipmen court-martialed over drug case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent is moving ahead with a court-martial against a midshipman accused of distributing illegal drugs.
Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent, told the academy's Board of Visitors Tuesday that an arraignment for Midshipman Zachary Williams is scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Washington Navy Yard.
Naval Academy lets female midshipmen wear ponytails
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is allowing female midshipmen to wear ponytails and other longer hairstyles.
The policy was announced during a Board of Visitors meeting Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson first announced the Navy's changes in July, saying they make the Navy more inclusive. The academy conducted its own review before accepting the changes.
Family, friends say final goodbye to McCain
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain's final journey ended on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain's final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain’s casket
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain's final service and burial (all times local):
A grieving Cindy McCain pressed her cheek against the surface of the casket of her husband, Sen. John McCain, during the burial service Sunday for the longtime Arizona Republican.
Fighter jets fly over McCain burial
Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Devan Gurecki remembers feeling uneasy the first time she set foot on the bridge of a Navy ship. All she knew about warships she had learned in officer candidate school classrooms. Suddenly, she was a lookout on the bridge and giving directions.
The Latest: More than 7,500 pay respects to Sen. John McCain
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the first of two days of services in Arizona to honor Sen. John McCain (all times local):
Authorities say more than 7,500 people have paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain at a public viewing at the Arizona Capitol.
Bart Graves of the Arizona Department of Public Safety gave the figure for the number of mourners who had been filing by the casket since the area opened to the public Wednesday afternoon.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island will serve as a pallbearer at memorial services for late Arizona Sen. John McCain.
McCain's family announced Monday that Whitehouse will be one of 15 pallbearers during Saturday's memorial at Washington National Cathedral.
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Pennsylvania flags lowered to honor John McCain
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Flags at Pennsylvania state government buildings and grounds are flying at half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain, who died of brain cancer over the weekend.
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the flags lowered Monday, saying McCain embodied the core principles of American citizenship and dedicated his entire life to the country.
The flags will remain lowered through sunset on the day of McCain's burial next Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis.
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Rhode Island governor orders flags lowered for John McCain
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff to mark the death of Sen. John McCain.
The Arizona Republican died Saturday of brain cancer at his Arizona ranch. He was 81.
Raimondo said Monday that flags will return to full staff at sunset on Sunday, the day of McCain's private burial service. McCain was a decorated Vietnam War veteran, former prisoner of war and six-term senator.
McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities.
Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, right next to a lifelong friend, within earshot of the next generation of midshipmen and within view of the banks of Severn River.
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McCain on his time as POW: ‘I fell in love with my country’
DENVER (AP) — On Oct. 26, 1967, a missile the size of a telephone pole blew the wing off of John McCain's Skyhawk dive bomber.
McCain, then a 31-year-old lieutenant commander in the Navy, parachuted out of the plane and landed in a lake in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He broke both arms and a leg in the fall, was dragged from the lake by an angry crowd, and was beaten and bayoneted.
Thus began a harrowing, five-year ordeal that was to define the future senator and presidential candidate's life.
McCain to be buried near friend at Naval Academy
‘One of America’s giants’: NY lowers flags to honor McCain
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is honoring Sen. John McCain by lowering flags on government buildings to half-staff.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday lowering the flags on state buildings was a "small gesture for one of America's giants." New York City is doing the same at city-government buildings.
The 81-year-old McCain died Saturday in Arizona after discontinuing medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Records: Ex-US Naval Academy professor sent shirtless photos
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy official's letter alerting a tenured professor of his termination says the professor sent students shirtless photos.
Tenured professor who criticized US Naval Academy out
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A tenured professor at the U.S. Naval Academy often critical of the school no longer works there.
School spokesman Cmdr. David McKinney confirmed Bruce Fleming's departure to The Baltimore Sun , but declined to offer details. Fleming's lawyer, Jason Ehrenberg, says he plans to appeal to the Merit System Protection Board.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Military prosecutors recommended a court-martial on Wednesday for a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who is accused of distributing drugs to fellow midshipmen after he acquired them on the dark web, where people search for drugs through secret web browsers and buy them using encrypted channels, code names and virtual currencies.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy announced Tuesday it is bringing charges against a midshipman who allegedly distributed illegal drugs, including cocaine.
The charges include failure to obey a general regulation, making a false official statement and possession of illegal substances, said Cmdr. David McKinney, an academy spokesman. The charges also include possession of illegal substances with intent to distribute, use of illegal substances and distribution of illegal substances.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Navy rule change that lets servicewomen wear ponytails and other longer hairstyles won't apply to the U.S. Naval Academy.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The historic state capital of Annapolis is draped in grief from a shooting attack on the local newspaper, which killed journalists who chronicled soccer games, art exhibits and the fabric of small-city life.
A sign outside The Annapolis Bookstore, a block from the Maryland State House, starkly expresses the depth of sorrow many are feeling in this quaint waterside capital of about 40,000 near the Chesapeake Bay. "There are no words," it says.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Most Americans have heard of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado, is also nationally renowned.
But the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York, is often overlooked, according to David Witte, a military and Veterans Affairs representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, of Hot Springs.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nike Inc. apologized after the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland said the similarities between a logo for a clothing line and the academy's historic seal are undeniable.
Nike said in a statement Friday that they don't feel it is appropriate to move forward with the collection.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland is demanding that Nike and a Los Angeles-based boutique stop using a logo closely resembling the college's historic crest.
News outlets report a collaborative line between Nike Inc. and Undefeated called The Fives includes shirts, pants, jackets and other soccer apparel featuring the crest. The line launches Saturday in Los Angeles.
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This week's images include Rafael Nadal getting set to serve at the Italian Open; the launch of a SpaceX rocket in California; and President Donald Trump attending the U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Md.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife is "doing great" nearly two weeks after kidney treatment.
Trump answered a reporter's question about the first lady as he departed the White House on Friday for a trip to the U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland.
Asked about her health, Trump said "she's doing great." He then pointed to the second floor of the White House and said she was watching.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2021 has capped its first year quite literally — and messily.
Each year, first-year students form a human pyramid around a 21-foot (6-meter) obelisk that has been greased with butter, shortening and oil. Other "plebes" then try to scramble to the top of the pyramid to replace an underclassman's "Dixie cup" hat with an upperclassman's hat.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut and administrator Charles Bolden is giving his personal archive to the University of South Carolina.
The school announced Monday it is getting the collection that documents the career of the Columbia native.
Bolden was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1980 and made four space shuttle flights.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A drug investigation at the U.S. Naval Academy could result in a court martial of a midshipman who is "a suspected distributor," the academy's superintendent said Monday.
Vice Adm. Ted Carter gave an update on the investigation during a Board of Visitors meeting. Carter said in an interview during a break in the meeting that the suspected distributor was a student and that he couldn't say much more because the case is ongoing.
Trump: honored to be speaker at Naval Academy graduation
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's his great honor and pleasure to give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy's 2018 graduating class.
The White House on Thursday confirmed Trump as the speaker for the May 25 ceremony. In a statement, Trump says his administration will fight to ensure the nation's military has the resources "to fight the brave fight so they may return, safe and sound, to their loving families and friends."
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy Museum has held a public viewing of a large British flag that was captured during the War of 1812.
The British Royal Standard displayed Saturday is 35-by-25 feet. It is decorated with lions and a crown.
The event marked the first time since the 1880s that the flag was available to be viewed in its entirety. It has been in an exhibit case in the academy's Mahan Hall, where only part of it was viewable.
Joe Biden lauds ‘American hero’ John McCain at Naval Academy awards ceremony
Former Vice President Joe Biden lauded longtime political rival Sen. John McCain as an American hero and friend at an award ceremony Friday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says there were five reports of sexual assault or other sexual offenses at its service academy in Connecticut in the 2015-2016 school year.
That's an increase over the previous year, when there were four reports. There were eight reports in the 2013-2014 school year.
Congress receives an annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the New London-based academy. The academy provided it to The Associated Press on Friday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities at the U.S. Naval Academy have started a disciplinary process against five midshipmen for drug use and failure to report others' illegal conduct.
Academy spokesman Cmdr. David McKinney says the illicit drugs in question are cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Authorities investigate report of drug use at Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities have launched an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Naval investigators have officially released only the broadest outlines of the alleged misconduct. Statements have not made clear what drugs are involved or how many midshipmen are under investigation.
APNewsBreak: Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by The Associated Press, in the latest example of the armed forces' persistent struggle to root out such misconduct.
Classes, sports to continue at West Point despite shutdown
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point says it is not canceling sporting events or classes despite the federal government shutdown.
West Point officials said Saturday that they are preparing to execute a contingency plan for the shutdown. They said in a news release that the situation is fluid and "many details are still unresolved."
Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.
NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies at 80
HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80.
He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth. He traveled more than 300 feet away from the space shuttle Challenger during the spacewalk.