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  • Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet

    Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet
    NEWPORTNEWS — The James River Reserve Fleet will soon lose a unique vessel: A former World War II Liberty Ship that made the transition into the nuclear age. The USS Sturgis was essentially a nuclear barge, its WW II-era engines swapped out for...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations

    Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations
    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. Their...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • Bogus battery scheme reached Norfolk-based carrier Eisenhower

    Bogus battery scheme reached Norfolk-based carrier Eisenhower
    A California businessman is headed to prison after being convicted of selling nearly 80,000 substandard batteries to the Defense Department for use on Navy ships, including the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Didier De Nier, 64,...
  • Navy's top admiral to Norfolk sailors: Long deployments are 'unsustainable'

    Navy's top admiral to Norfolk sailors: Long deployments are 'unsustainable'
    Last year, the Navy extended the deployment for Norfolk-based USS Kearsarge as hot spots in the Middle East and northeast Africa grabbed headlines. On Wednesday, the Navy's top admiral congratulated the crew for a job well done while vowing to end those...
  • Ed Gillespie says top priority is repealing sequestration cuts during Virginia Beach stop

    Ed Gillespie says top priority is repealing sequestration cuts during Virginia Beach stop
    At a gathering of more than 65 people at a Filipino restaurant in Virginia Beach, GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie explained how he would fight to repeal sequestration, work with the president on trade agreements and save jobs by not raising the minimum...
  • Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists

    Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists
    Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported that it had documented a dozen instances in which the...
  • Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers, state TV says

    The Iraqi parliament on Saturday approved a Sunni Muslim to become defense minister and a Shi'ite to be interior minister, state television said, as part of a more inclusive government to help tackle Islamist insurgents. Six Kurdish members of the...
  • Iraqi lawmakers OK Sunni, Shiite to fill 2 top Cabinet security posts

    After a month of political wrangling, Iraqi’s parliament on Saturday approved Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s choices for two crucial national security ministries at a time when the country is struggling to contain an assault by Islamic State...
  • Putin meets with European leaders over Ukraine; little progress made

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders Friday, but little progress was made toward ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. Putin continued to insist his nation bears no responsibility for the conflict that has taken more than 3,700...