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  • From Navy post in Afghanistan, Waukegan principal salutes grads

    From Navy post in Afghanistan, Waukegan principal salutes grads
    Brian Riegler is a world away from the Waukegan High School students who will walk the graduation stage and earn diplomas Friday. The WHS principal is a Navy commander currently serving in Afghanistan, where he was deployed in May. Even though the...
  • At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief

    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief
    In a narrow parking lot, Brett Kennedy and Sisir Karumanchi stand around what looks like a suitcase. But then four limbs extend from its sides, bending and clicking into position. Two spread out like legs and two rise up like arms as the robot goes...
  • Newport News shipyard gets big contract for carrier Kennedy

     Newport News shipyard gets big contract for carrier Kennedy
    In a long-awaited move, the Navy on Friday awarded nearly $4.3 billion to Huntington Ingalls Industries to build the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy. The major piece is a $3.352 billion detail design and construction contract....
  • Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message

    Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message
    I was not in favor of city funds going toward a floatĀ in the Tournament of Roses parade, nor will I be contributing my money or my energy at this point toward a Glendale float. Here's why: the B2 stealth bomber flyover that has become standard to open...
  • Fort Meade: New security gate to be built at Rockenbach Road

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 1 to begin construction of a new access control point at Rockenbach Road on Fort George G. Meade. The yearlong $10 million project will culminate in a modern, bullet-resistant gate house for security personnel and...
  • Senate defends tactic to sidestep defense spending limits

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate defended a tactic to sidestep budget caps for the Pentagon by swelling emergency war funding by $38 billion. Senators voted 46-51 on Tuesday, defeating an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill by Sen. Jack Reed...
  • In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

    In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?
    Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, said last month he believes the organization’s ban on participation by openly gay adults “cannot be sustained” and called for a change to the policy. In an op-ed published...
  • Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis

    Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq's government to allow more of the nation's Sunnis to join the...
  • Essential California: How much does your commute cost?

    Essential California: How much does your commute cost?
    Good morning. It is Tuesday, June 9. Food writer Mark Bittman says the next big thing in greens are weeds. They're delicious and free, as long as you're plucking them out of the ground on walks around the East Bay. Here's what else is happening in the...
  • Carrier Gerald R. Ford's electromagnetic catapult begins testing

     Carrier Gerald R. Ford's electromagnetic catapult begins testing
    The catapult system that will launch fighter jets off the Navy's newest aircraft carriers entered a new test phase Friday, hurling a weighted sled into the James River under the watchful eyes of sailors and shipbuilders. The test of the...
  • Russia rejects US accusations of nuclear treaty breach

    Russia on Tuesday pledged adherence to a Cold War-era nuclear treaty and rejected U.S. accusations that it had violated it. Speaking at a briefing, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the U.S. has failed to provide evidence to prove allegations of...