| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Bruno Leo Pedrini, last living founder of Pedrini Music, passed away August 29th in his home surrounded by his family. In 1938 Bruno along with his brothers, Max, Tom and Manuel founded Pedrini Music in Alhambra, CA. After Pearl Harbor, Bruno was...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:29 AM
The U.S. Navy, concerned about the affordability of a new carrier-based unmanned spy plane, has delayed this month's planned kickoff of the competition to build it, officials said on Tuesday.
They said the Navy will wait to seek proposals for the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Countless sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines, along with civilian specialists, have passed through the heavily guarded gates of the National Security Agency just down the pike from Baltimore in the world's safest suburb — Fort Meade. I served...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A U.S. Navy sailor was acquitted Wednesday of taking part in the killing of a local strip club owner earlier this year.
Brandon H. Morris, 25, a Kentucky native stationed aboard an aircraft carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:01 AM
SIMSBURY—William Conley, who was a UConn record-holding athlete, World War II veteran, FBI agent and PepsiCo executive, died on July 12. He was 92.
Conley was born in 1921 and grew up in New Haven. He lost his parents at a young age, so as a 16-...
| Aug 31, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A man tried to rescue his friend from the strong tidal currents at Deep Creek before succumbing to the shifting waters himself, according to a police report into a double-drowning near the Menchville Marina earlier this month.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the...
| Aug 24, 2014
Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month.
So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:50 PM
China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:20 PM
John Akers, chief executive officer at IBM for eight years during the company's struggles to adapt its dominance in mainframes to the personal-computer era, has died. He was 79.
Akers died Friday in Boston, IBM said in a statement on its website. The...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:15 PM
John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise.
Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...