| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Jet-black rifles leveled at unarmed citizens and mine-resistant vehicles once used to patrol the roadways of Iraq and Afghanistan rumbling through small town America. These are scenes playing out in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:19 PM
NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday.
The U.S. space...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges.
Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
| Sep 26, 2014
Florida drivers who raise their car insurance deductible from $500 to $1000 only save 5 percent, according to a new study by insuranceQuotes.com that is owned by North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com.
This is below the national average of a 9...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:18 AM
As South Vietnam spiraled toward collapse in April 1975, a plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to new homes in the U.S. crashed about 15 minutes after takeoff from Saigon.
A cargo door on the U.S. Air Force C-5A blew out and control cables and hydraulic...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft maker than runs U.S. operations from Fort Lauderdale, has rolled out its first military plane made in Florida.
Embraer and its partner Sierra Nevada Corp. this week presented the A-29 Super Tucano light air support...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The jungle airstrip was a burning mess and about 1,000 feet shorter than Maj. Bernard F. Fisher would have liked.
But his wingman, Maj. Dafford "Jump" Myers, had crash-landed there and leaped from the flames into the underbrush. With a rescue chopper at...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only," NATO's top military commander said on Saturday.
"The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A 160-foot water tower that once served as a landmark for Edwards Air Force Base was torn down last week in favor of a new, smaller water tank, making for an arresting image on social media.
Engineers and contractors gathered to watch an excavator...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
I couldn't believe the article "Family fights FCAT rule keeping model student from his diploma" in the Aug. 24 Sentinel. The parents of Chinese student Jiaqi Chu want to have a law changed in Florida because he missed graduating high...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:41 PM
To the editor: When swearing to protect us and our Constitution, which literally ensures religious freedom to all Americans, why should Air Force and other military enlistees and officers have to opt out of saying the phrase "so help me God"? ("Air...