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  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...
  • Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found

    Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found
    Ukrainian authorities claimed Friday that government forces killed as many as 200 pro-Russia gunmen in the previous 24 hours and that Moscow had sent in an armored column including 32 tanks and 30 truckloads of fighters. The reported fatalities, which...
  • Haim Saban's Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Gala Raises Record $33 Million

    The ballroom of the Beverly Hilton was flush with pride at Thursday's Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala, where billionaire media mogul and fundraising juggernaut Haim Saban inspired some of the biggest names in Hollywood and in the business...
  • Wittman defeats Mosher, Parker in 1st District

    Wittman defeats Mosher, Parker in 1st District
    U.S. Rep Rob Wittman, R-Stafford, will serve another term in Congress after defeating Democrat Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker in the 1st District on Tuesday. The complete unofficial results: Wittman, 131,595; Mosher, 72,...
  • Peace as a human right

    "Individuals and peoples have a right to peace." In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning. It's our job, not God's, to create...
  • F-35 makes first landing aboard carrier Nimitz

    F-35 makes first landing aboard carrier Nimitz
    The F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter made its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier Monday off the coast of San Diego, the Navy announced that night. The landing marks the start of two weeks of at-sea developmental tests for the new...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • 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....