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  • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

    Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap
    BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put...
  • Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion in Africa

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, April 16: The Defense Department's Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa, now in at least 18 countries. The operations...
  • Vietnamese-American women borrow from old, new styles in business ventures

    Gia Ly darts in through the doors of her family's Westminster, Calif., restaurant and hawk-eyes the tables and corners all with a few screen swipes and finger pinches on her iPhone. Ly is navigating a virtual tour she set up to promote her family's...
  • Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

    Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says
    Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the...
  • F-35 fighter jet to make first trans-Atlantic flight in July

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department has approved the first trans-Atlantic flight of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet in July to take part in two international air shows near London, U.S. and British officials said Wednesday. The new...
  • Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 meters of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu. The deadly February 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was...
  • After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night...
  • Letters: No help for women from Republicans

    Re "GOP filibusters vote on equal pay for women," April 10 The GOP definitely wasn't kidding when, on the eve of President Obama's first inauguration, its leaders vowed in their own patriotic way to unequivocally oppose absolutely everything he...
  • Hearing at Guantanamo Monday to determine competence of defendant to stand trial

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Lawyers and the alleged 9/11 conspirators return to the war court Monday for the first time this year in a U.S. government bid to determine whether one of the accused plotters is competent to stand trial. At the last...
  • Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to...
  • GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments

    GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments
    updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14  with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom. Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...