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  • Israel says shot down Syrian aircraft over Israeli-controlled airspace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, the military said, without disclosing the type of plane it intercepted. "Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli...
  • Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup

    Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup
    Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday. The concerted campaign to wrest...
  • Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander

    Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander
    Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020 and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Tuesday. In comments made to President Vladimir Putin as...
  • Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government

    Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government
    Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, is suing the federal government to receive appropriate medical care for the gender disorder she was...
  • Pentagon sends weapons, other materials to Georgia colleges, schools

    ATLANTA Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have brought increased scrutiny of a federal program that transfers surplus military supplies to local law enforcement agencies....
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...
  • The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

    The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat
    After nearly a decade of being derided as┬ádangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon said it used...
  • Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work

    Boeing will announce Monday afternoon that over the next three years it will move significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region in Washington State, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 employees, according to people with detailed knowledge of the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Boeing to shift most defense work out of Washington state

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region....