| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:30 AM
A Dutch team took advantage of a pause in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday to recover human remains from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, the Dutch prime minister said.
Dutch Prime Minister ...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:12 PM
A fighter jet owned by a Newport News-based company that provides training for the Navy crashed in Ventura County, Calif., on Wednesday and the pilot was killed, according to officials and media reports.
The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was approaching Naval...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Militia commander Yuri Bereza and his 150 Ukrainian irregulars were closing in on pro-Moscow separatists in their last stronghold in this eastern city when Russian troops and armor thundered in out of nowhere to cut them off in the suburb of Ilovaisk....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The four men knelt in the sand, hands bound and heads bowed. And in what has become a grisly Middle Eastern trope, a video camera's merciless eye recorded their scripted confessions — swiftly followed by their beheadings.
At least nine such...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:37 PM
To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ("How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?," Op-Ed, Oct. 21)
As the Romans knew so well, Si vis pacem, para...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In remarks that could presage a fresh crackdown on Islamist opponents of the Egyptian government, President Abdel Fattah Sisi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For a guy who hires nuclear engineers, Mike Petters is really into preschool.
At a recent speech in Richmond, the president and CEO of shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries called for greater emphasis on preschool education in Virginia and...