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November 4, 2013

Headlines November 4, 2013

News:

Training aircraft crashes in Pensacola, 2 pilots hospitalized -

A Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft from Training Squadron 86 crashed at approximately 10:30 this morning while making an approach to Sherman Field at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

 

Business:

Boeing seen in advanced talks to make 777X near Seattle -

Boeing is in advanced talks with its machinists’ union to assemble the company’s new 777X jet and build its wings in the Seattle area, several people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

 

Defense:

Some U.S. states, Pentagon clash over ID cards for same-sex spouses -

Several Republican-led U.S. states Nov. 1 rejected Pentagon demands that their state militias issue identity cards to same-sex spouses and accused the Obama administration of using the military as a pawn in its bid to force social change.

 

Veterans:

Family fights Navy for return of WWII remains -

A Connecticut family wants the return of the remains of a family member killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 72 years ago.

 

Space:

Earth-like habitable planets surprisingly common -

Habitable alien planets similar to Earth may not be that rare in the universe, a new study suggests. About one in five sunlike stars observed by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has an Earth-size planet in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water — and, potentially life — could exist, according to the new study. If these results apply elsewhere in the galaxy, the nearest such planet could be just 12 light-years away.

India prepares to launch Mars orbiter in space race with China -

India is preparing to launch a spacecraft to Mars Nov. 4, striving to put a probe into orbit around the red planet before China and Japan.

 

International:

United Kingdom: Carrier cost ‘could rise even higher than £6.2 billion’ -

The cost of Britain’s long-awaited new aircraft carriers could eventually top even the increased price tag of more than £6 billion, defense sources have admitted. Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary, is expected to announce later this week that the projected cost of the two carriers has risen by another £800 million to around £6.2 billion.




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News Briefs November 24, 2014

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’...
 
 

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