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  • New unrest roils eastern Ukraine; 12 killed

    At least 12 people died in renewed fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the most serious violations to date of a Sept. 5 cease-fire agreement, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources said Monday. Anti-communist unrest in Kharkiv,...
  • Incubator boasts 3,600 jobs in 15 years

    Incubator boasts 3,600 jobs in 15 years
    The University of Central Florida's startup business incubator rolled out its latest economic impact estimates last week. And the numbers were impressive for a network that was founded 15 years ago. According to the study, here's the scorecard from 1999...
  • Locally, defense firms are thinking global

    Locally, defense firms are thinking global
    When a Chesapeake defense contractor sought business overseas, it found a willing audience for its line of equipment for first responders. The next task was a bit more daunting: Translating its highly technical training manuals into Polish. In Newport...
  • Pentagon opens second mobile laboratory in fight against Ebola

    Pentagon opens second mobile laboratory in fight against Ebola
    Moving to help check the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the Pentagon on Friday opened its second mobile laboratory in Liberia, the country hit hardest by the deadly disease. Three weeks after President Obama announced that the Pentagon would help...
  • Pentagon objects to Shore wind farm

    Pentagon objects to Shore wind farm
    A politically divisive Eastern Shore wind energy project hit a new roadblock Thursday, as the Pentagon lodged a formal objection to it, saying the towering turbines would interfere with operations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River across the...
  • JLENS: securing our coast

    JLENS: securing our coast
    This Christmas, the United States Army will deliver a spectacular present to Harford and Baltimore counties. A pair of big white blimps will be flying two miles above Aberdeen Proving Ground — unless Congress balks. After evaluation and...
  • Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
  • Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death

    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross....
  • Suzanne Patrick pledges efforts to protect against storm damage during Hampton visit

    Suzanne Patrick pledges efforts to protect against storm damage during Hampton visit
    Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, pledged to boost Hampton Roads' ability to cope with a superstorm and rising sea levels if elected. She told a forum hosted by the Delta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Notes and notables

    A fact-based approach Some 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis recently deployed to Liberia where they hope to help halt the Ebola outbreak. They follow airmen from Langley Air Force Base, who just returned after building a 25-bed facility to care for the...