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Chinese presence softens Philippines' view of U.S. Navy

A quarter of a century ago, it was the United States that the Philippines was fed up with. Angry at rowdy American troops and nursing a lingering sense of colonization, Manila ordered the U.S. military out of Subic Bay, then its largest overseas naval base.<p>But now it's China that's in Manila's …

Salvage crew at Fla. site of helicopter crash that killed 11

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A salvage barge moved off the Florida Panhandle coast to lift the wreckage of a shattered Black Hawk helicopter from the waters, …

Military

Superbowl Sunday to end scandal-plagued NFL season

Superbowl Sunday is the biggest day in US sports.<p>The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the National Football League (NFL) championship in Phoenix, Arizona. An estimated 115 million people will watch the game on TV.<p>But it's been a rough season for the NFL, which has been …