| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71.
Dr. Finn, a New York...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The men and women who took part in America’s “secret war” in Laos will see their history captured in bronze Saturday when a monument to their service will be dedicated at Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park.
The dedication caps a...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Following in his father's footsteps, Harrison Carter joined the U.S. Air Force as a young man.
Then, after serving for eight years as a military firefighter, including stints in Iraq and Japan, Carter moved from his home in Brooklyn to his late father's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Not everybody would want guests to raise a glass of vodka at their memorial service.
Then again, not everybody enjoyed life as much as Audrey Jean Adams of Orlando, a cancer survivor who went through dark times while wearing a smile and filling rooms...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:56 PM
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,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:30 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:09 PM
A 48-year-old military veteran is suing the city of Burbank claiming age and sex discrimination after he was passed over last year for a job as a dispatcher with the city, records show.
Last year, Toluca Lake resident Michael Naylor applied,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers.
On one side is...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| 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...