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  • 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...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor

    The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus posthumously...
  • U.S. wants more missiles with known defects

    To the editor: Even when it is known that existing ground-launched anti-missile interceptors have serious defects rendering them highly unreliable, it is apparently more important for the Defense Department to meet politically expedient deadlines than...
  • Glen Burnie East: Magnet program grad found her niche at Glen Burnie

    Glen Burnie East: Magnet program grad found her niche at Glen Burnie
    Filipino-American Ellinore "Elli" Mann initially struggled with the lack of diversity when she first moved to the east coast. Despite her journey, she landed at the top of her class – the first class to graduate from the Bio-Medical Allied Health...
  • Military recognizes security threat of climate change

    Military recognizes security threat of climate change
    In response to Stan Flueso's letter to the editor ("Obama gives wrong speech to graduates"), it is evident that he has not kept up with the U.S. military's continued warnings about the dire consequences to our national security if, as a nation, we...
  • Army Secretary McHugh stepping down by November

    Army Secretary John McHugh says he will step down no later than November 1, after leading the service for the past six years. McHugh, 66, is one of the few agency secretaries remaining in office who have been serving since the start of President Barack...
  • Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

    Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
    The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review. In a statement...
  • Kaine says sequester is putting pressure on military hospitals

    Kaine says sequester is putting pressure on military hospitals
    Sen. Tim Kaine said his visit to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wednesday was a decade overdue. Part of a four-day whirlwind tour of the state, it was the Virginia Democrat's first visit to the oldest Navy hospital since taking an elected office...