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  • California lawmakers criticize Pentagon's purchase of Russian rockets

    A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites. It’s an effort that already involves Hawthorne-based SpaceX Inc. and...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance

    Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
    For his World War II service as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Hostler received a Legion of Merit award from the U.S. and a French Legion of Honor. He also got something else: a scar on his forehead from the butt of a meat ax...
  • New releases by Hampton Roads writers

     New releases by Hampton Roads writers
    Hampton Roads nonfiction writers tipped the scales on this month's list of new releases, with topics ranging from family life to military history. Fiction titles focus on teens and young adults. Take a look. You never know when you might discover a...
  • Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission

    Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission
    HAMPTON — Airmen from Langley Air Force Base who deployed to West Africa last month as part of an international effort to contain the spread of Ebola there returned home early Monday morning. A base spokesman said the 633rd Medical Group...
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria
    Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. U.S. Secretary of State...
  • Letters recognize and thank WWII vet

    Letters recognize and thank WWII vet
    George Lutz never liked to brag about his bravery as a pilot during World War II, but 2,000 people recently sent him letters in appreciation of his exploits. That was a far cry from the 25 to 30 letters his son, Charles Lutz, feared his dad would...
  • U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

    U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani
    The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels. The U.S. Central Command...
  • Courant Carrier Vito Boccuzzio

     Courant Carrier Vito Boccuzzio
    In his own words: Vito Boccuzzio Yes! 80 customers during the week. Then 102 on the weekend, from 1960 to 1964 in New Britain. All of Belden Street to the end by East Side park then the lower part of Linden all the way up to East Street. Up at 4 a.m.,...
  • Oct. 18 Letters: Randy Forbes, Ed Gillespie, The Wall That Heals, police cameras, Mark Warner

    Randy Forbes, Ed Gillespie If the election of 2012 was held today, Mitt Romney would win by more than 6 percent, according to CBS polling. Our nation continues to spend money like there's no end. Who can live beyond their means? Democrats think the...
  • 10 arrested in federal Spice raid in Hampton, official says

    10 arrested in federal Spice raid in Hampton, official says
    Update: The former owner of Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, Jason Mickle, 29, was among the 10 people arrested yesterday in a multi-agency drug raid, according to a press release issued by Dana Boente, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of...