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  • BSO Purple Heart recipient retires from air reserve

    BSO Purple Heart recipient retires from air reserve
    The rocket blast was so intense it whiplashed Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Ed Sileo into a supply shelf, sending heavy equipment crashing down onto the air reservist's head. Also known as master sergeant with the 482nd Security Forces Squadron, Sileo,...
  • Rocket blasts off with U.S. ‘neighborhood watch’ spy satellites

    (Reuters) - An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft. The 206-foot (63-meter) tall rocket, built by...
  • Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet. For the most part, expedition leader Casey Stedman and his five...
  • Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

    Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
  • America should set standards for drone use

    America should set standards for drone use
    The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVS or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern. UAVs, which the U.S. Air Force now calls RPAs, or remotely piloted aircraft — a reminder that humans control them...
  • Ex-military man embraces chance with Cubs

    Ex-military man embraces chance with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — Daniel Lewis has yet to pitch in a minor league game, yet he may be as mentally prepared as any closer in the majors. And despite never having participated in a spring training camp, Lewis is as well-conditioned as any player....
  • Shuttle astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

    WASHINGTON Retired U.S. astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield Jr, who flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery's maiden flight, died after an illness at age 80, NASA space agency said Saturday. Hartsfield piloted Columbia on the...
  • Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop

    Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop
    YORK — A man whose sexual abuse complaint in the 1980s spurred the Boy Scouts of America to ban a man from Scouting for life says he's "livid" that the same man was allowed to help lead a Scout troop in York County for the past decade. That former...
  • Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash

    KABUL (Reuters) - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace....
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • UPDATE: More sexual abuse charges filed against former York Boy Scout leader

    UPDATE: More sexual abuse charges filed against former York Boy Scout leader
    YORK — The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office has filed 16 new sexual abuse charges against a former Boy Scout leader — with an investigator contending in a court document that massages were given to a Scout as "punishment" for failing to complete...